# Wednesday, May 28, 2008

In this show, we talk with Chris Pietschmann, a developer and a Microsoft MVP on the Virtual Earth platform.  Chris tells us how he got started on Virtual Earth back in the beta of version 1.0 and gives us a good overview of the product.

Virtual Earth Links (courtesy of Chris):

Chris Pietschmann's Blog - http://pietschsoft.com

Virtual Earth Dev Site - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth

Virtual Earth Interactive SDK - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk

Mike Garza - Virtual Earth Concepts - http://garzilla.net/vemaps/

Via Virtual Earth - http://viavirtualearth.com

MapCruncher - http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/mapcruncher/

PietschSoft.VE - Open Source ASP.NET Virtual Earth Mapping Server Control - http://codplex.com/PietschSoftVE3

Simplovation Web.Maps.VE - ASP.NET AJAX Virtual Earth Mapping Server Control - http://simplovation.com/page/webmapsve.aspx

Zune Contest

Our second Zune contest is still underway, but closes on June 2nd - so get your entries in. One lucky winner will receive a Zune80 with custom artwork etched from ZuneOriginals.net. This contest is easy enough. Just send us your constructive feedback on what Microsoft can do better to support your work/personal life in utilizing Microsoft's tools and technologies. Send your entries to thirstydeveloper [at] live.com with the subject header of 'Zune Contest'.

Submit your feedback and your entry for a custom Zune80.

Download / Listen to the Show

http://thirstydeveloper.com/Shows/TD023-VirtualEarth.mp3


Blogs you should know

Virtual Earth 3D Team Blog

Mark Brown's Virtual Earth Blog

Ways to connect with Dave and Larry:

Dave's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile

Larry's Blog, Twitter Feed, Facebook Profile