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
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Blogs you should know
Virtual Earth 3D Team Blog
Mark Brown's Virtual Earth Blog
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