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27 April 2009

Microsoft 'Static' Birds Eye View [Staging Preview]

Microsoft 'Static' Birds Eye View [Staging Preview]

Virtual Earth April 2009 update:

"This release is a mere 9+ TB of data; however, it covers over 1 million square kilometers of Earth"

http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth/archive/2009/04/28/virtual-earth-imagery-release-april-2009.aspx


The Microsoft Virtual Earth Web Service SDK now allows you to access images in a static way

The are advantages to this including:
  • Creating seamless 'stitched' images
  • Generation for mobile devices (non-javascript or flash based)
  • Inserting into documents

Birds Eye View - Static


Getting Static Birds eye Images Using Microsoft's Virtual Earth Web Service

try it here
http://cp.cloudapp.net/GetBirdsEyeImage.aspx

Search Birds Eye View Static
courtesy of Chris Pendleton

Also available for road, aerial, hybrid tiles for use in desktop and mobile access.
see
http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth/archive/2009/04/23/rendering-static-virtual-earth-bird-s-eye-images.aspx
for more information

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