Windows Live Local goes live

As the name suggests, Windows Live Local (the new name for MSN Virtual Earth) is now live. It has a fresh new look, mapping data for Europe (woohoo!), supports driving directions, custom pushpins and for a selection of US cities it has high quality “birds-eye” images. There have been some changes to the API in […]

Developing with Virtual Earth

Now that the hype has died down on Virtual Earth it is interesting to see what developers are doing with the product even though it doesn’t expose any kind of developer API. The best place to start is at Dr Neil’s site Via Virtual Earth. There are a few articles here showing how to pull […]

How They Beta Test Mappoint Products

Ever wondered how Microsoft test their location products? I mean it’s not like you can test them in every possible location. Well two guys in Great Britain are trying to come close by driving the length and breadth of Great Britain passing through key points as they go – They have already covered the furthest South, East […]