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09 November 2006

Local Live does.... 3D Geocoding of UK Addresses

Mapperz reported back in August 2006 about UK Geocoding using Local Live and the permalink feature. This contains the Longitude and Latitude of the Centre of the Map.

UK Geocoding LIVE Local Virtual Earth

Now it is possible using the Virtual Earth SDK

Virtual Earth SDK
No live examples for the UK to date.

But here is a UK first, Geocoding Addresses in 3D using Virtual Earth 4

"10 Downing Street, London, UK"

simply enter the parameters:
http://local.live.com/?where1=10+Downing%Street+London+UK
then click permalink under Share>View Permalink
this creates a url:
http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.503391~-0.127411
&style=r&lvl=14&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000

notice the updated format that now contains longitude, latitude, zoom level, tilt, direction and altitude
So where is the geocoding in 3D?

Mapperz tried this in IE7 with the VE4 plugin pre-installed
http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.503391~-0.127411
&style=r&lvl=14&tilt=-25&dir=45&alt=500

so what if we parse the address with the 3D information will it work?

enter in local live
http://local.live.com/?where1=10+Downing%Street+London+UK
&style=r&lvl=14&tilt=-25&dir=45&alt=500
then click hybrid mode

produces 3D UK Geocoding

Geocoding UK Addresses in 3D in Virtual Earth

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