10 Articles on Virtual Earth in 6 weeks

I am very proud of the growing community around Virtual Earth. In only six weeks since it was released the community site that I run, http://www.viawindowslive.com/ has had ten articles submitted using the latest version 6 of the API. The articles range from getting started / whats new to using Traffic or Weather data, extending the…

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Virtual Earth Article – Invoking server side code using AJAX

Derek Chan has published a great introduction to communicating with Virtual Earth from server side code. The article is a good read to understand the basics of ajax before proceeding onto more complex examples or using asp.net ajax extensions. Read the article here: http://www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/VirtualEarth/InvokingserversidecodeusingAJAX.aspx Thats makes 10 articles for Virtual Earth 6, well done!

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ViaWindowsLive Update

Here’s an update on ViaWindowsLive for November.  Top Content www.viawindowslive.com/VirtualEarth.aspx http://www.viawindowslive.com/ www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/VirtualEarth.aspx www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/Messenger/MessengerIMControlPresence.aspx www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/VirtualEarth/GettingStartedwithVersion6.aspx www.viawindowslive.com/Blog.aspx Top Articles Messenger IM Control & Presence Getting Started with Version 6 Clustering Pins in Virtual Earth 6 Whats new in Virtual Earth 6 Adding Verbs to the Virtual Earth InfoBox Top Resources Virtual Earth Location Finder The Virtual Earth…

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Brisbane Barcamp – a success

We went to the first Brisbane Barcamp yesterday.  We rocked up pretty late..about 2:30 as we were both flat out working in the morning, and then had to battle the queues to cast our vote. It was a good afternoon, chatting about “stuff” and playing some lawn bowls, drinking some alcohol.  All very relaxing really…just…

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Article – Virtual Earth and SQL 2008 Spatial, a first impression.

I just finished my first SQL 2008 Spatial Article for Virtual Earth. http://www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/VirtualEarth/SQL2008Spatialafirstimpression.aspx It is very introductory taking you though creating a table, importing some basic data and a VE application based on a well structured ASP.NET AJAX Web service model. I do a simple query for points within the current map view. I also add…

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Pin Differential is no more!

I updated my latest Virtual Earth clustered pins article today removing the logic I had built and tested for previous versions: http://www.viawindowslive.com/Articles/VirtualEarth/ClusteringPinsinVirtualEarth6.aspx In short the new bulk addshape() method is simply fantasic. I see no visible flicker in removing and adding pins like we saw in previous versions. The best solution moving forward is to…

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NZ Geek Girl Dinner event

Amanda Jackson wants the word out on NZ Geek Girl Dinners..the details are here: On Thursday 22nd November in Parnell, Girl Geek Dinners are holding their inaugural event and it would be great to make this first event a huge success.  There’s only a week to go and we still have quite a few tickets…

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We’ve turned 300!

We’ve turned 300.  Since the 6th August 2006 we’ve now done 300 blog posts.   So to mark our 300th blog birthday, here’s a recap and figures on us in our last 100 blog post days. Most people view our site on a Friday October saw the most visitors yet (but November may still win as…

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Ask me about my articles..with Web IM/Presence control

After playing with the Web IM Control and Presence API yesterday, I thought to myself..hey..it’d be cool for ppl to ask me questions about my articles.  So i’ve put my presence next to my name on my articles on our seite e.g. http://www.soulsolutions.com.au/Articles/MessengerIMControlPresence/tabid/123/Default.aspx.  If I’m online, you can double click the icon and it will pop…

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New Virtual Earth Article on ViaWindowsLive

Darren Neimke has just submitted a new artilce to ViaWindowsLive. Adding Verbs to the Virtual Earth InfoBox – Virtual Earth supplies us with an API for working with locations offering features ranging from zooming through to locational push pins that can be added to the mapping interface to mark the location of user-added places.  The…

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