Steve Coast, founder of OpenStreeMap, has been hired on at Microsoft as a Principle Architect for Bing Mobile. Steve will lead a new initiative with the OpenStreetMaps project, a community of 250,000 people who have built high quality maps for every country on earth. Additionally, as part of this initiative, Microsoft is donating access to Bing’s Aerial Imagery for use in the OpenStreetMaps project.
You can learn more about Bing’s involvement in the OpenStreetMaps project and Steve’s
Updated 11-23-2010 at 09:01 PM by MapPoint & VE News
Just in time for the Holidays, we have dropped the price of MapPoint 2010 (North America and European versions) to just $219. Take advantage of this limited time offer by placing your order at the store on MapForums.com.
An article about making MapPoint and SQL Server work together has been published on MSDN. The article uses "Al's Beef" restaurant locations as an example and shows how to read/write geographic data objects between SQL Server Spatial and MapPoint 2010 and use SQL Server's advanced spatial object processing capabilities behind MapPoint's spatial visualization capabilities, together making a powerful and robust platform for geographic applications. Making MapPoint 2010 and SQL Server Spatial Work Together
MP2K Magazine was recently was brought up on a new server. We think all the kinks are now worked out, but if you see any issue please don't hesitate to let us know! Drop us an e-mail or post on MapForums.com. Thanks!
Updated 10-29-2010 at 11:55 AM by Eric Frost
There may be some interruption today (10/23) as we move over to a new server. Name servers were just changed and although it's had no effect so far, we are expecting it any minute!