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Eric Frost
03-06-2007, 02:56 PM
This is the second part of two articles about writing Vista Gadgets that use Virtual Earth. The first part ("Using Virtual Earth in a Vista Gadget") showed you how to write a Vista Gadget that showed a simple interactive map using Virtual Earth. This second part extends the gadget into something more useful: A Tracker for the International Space Station (ISS).

Read the article here --
Using Virtual Earth to Write a Vista Gadget That Tracks the International Space Station (http://www.mp2kmag.com/a140--international.space.station.mappoint.html)

Eric Frost
04-20-2007, 05:41 AM
I just came across this Flash animation that shows the ISS being assembled, it looks big!

MainPageTop-002 (http://www.tietronix.com/anim/MoviePlayer.asp?myMovie=movies/assembly640x360.swf)

Winwaed
01-21-2009, 11:20 AM
Along with Part 1 of this article, the source code and article have been updated to use Virtual Earth 6.2. The modified code and article can be found at the GeoWeb guru, here:

Writing a Vista Gadget with Virtual Earth: Part 2, Tracking the International Space Station (http://www.geowebguru.com/articles/85-writing-a-vista-gadget-with-virtual-earth-part-2-tracking-the-international-space-station)

The changes for the ISS Tracker are more substantial and include a change of MSXML version, a different source for the orbital parameters that is updated more frequently, and a bug fix in the orbit calculation code to support Epoch 2009/etc.

Richard