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02-14-2008, 10:41 AM
September 2007

In the News

EPA Selects Microsoft Virtual Earth Platform for Geospatial Mission
On Sept. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the Microsoft® Virtual Earth™ platform to develop its mission-critical geospatial and mapping applications. The commitment to Virtual Earth will improve data sharing, analysis and insight for partner agencies, citizens and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on topics ranging from superfund sites and oil spills to waterways and the quality of beach water. To read the full press release, please visit Microsoft PressPass at EPA Selects Microsoft Virtual Earth Platform for Geospatial Mission: EPA pursues unique Software plus Services approach to improve data sharing and provide enhanced business intelligence capabilities for government customers. (http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/sep07/09-13VEEPAPR.mspx).

NAVTEQ Selected by Microsoft to Provide Navigable Map Data for Mexico
On Sept. 4, NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, announced that Microsoft Corp. will use NAVTEQ map data for Mexico to power its server products. NAVTEQ’s newly integrated digital maps of Mexico will complete the NAVTEQ North America map database currently available on Microsoft’s proprietary location-enabled applications. Microsoft currently uses NAVTEQ’s comprehensive map data of the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, as well as Western Europe and Asia. To read the full press release, please visit the NAVTEQ Press Center at http://www.navteq.com/webapps/NewsUserServlet?action=NewsDetail&newsId=562.

Recent Updates - Microsoft Virtual Earth

Virtual Earth Roadshow Coming to Denver; Sacramento, Calif.; and Reston, Va.
The Microsoft Virtual Earth for Public Sector team along with Vexcel Corp. is hosting a three-city roadshow that will present a day of technical sessions focusing on the Microsoft Virtual Earth mapping platform. The seminars will take place in Denver, Sacramento and Reston on Oct. 3, 5 and 23 (respectively) and will include target developers, business and technical decision-makers, Web designers, and architects. Sessions include these:
· Keynote — Increasing Agency Capabilities: Enabling Data Access, Visualization, Analysis and Insight With Microsoft Virtual Earth
· Customer Technology Showcase
· Extending the Virtual Earth Platform Through Geospatial Expertise
· Adding Mapping Capabilities to Your Applications With Virtual Earth
Space is limited. To register for one of these seminars, select the corresponding registration hyperlink for the date and location of interest in the table at Public Sector Developer Weblog : Virtual Earth Road Show (http://blogs.msdn.com/publicsector/archive/2007/09/06/virtual-earth-road-show.aspx).

Recent Updates - Live Search Maps

Live Search Maps Expands 3-D Imagery in the United States and Abroad
On Sept. 23, the Live Search Maps team expanded its 3-D availability to several U.S. and international markets. 3-D imagery of buildings is now available for several new cities, including Chicago and Edmonton, Canada, among others. Check out the great video on the Virtual Earth blog that walks you through a video tour of Chicago in 3-D. For a complete list of cities that have been updated with new 3-D imagery, please visit the team blog at Virtual Earth / Live Maps: New 3D cities in Virtual Earth. Chicago looks great! (http://virtualearth.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2BBC66E99FDCDB98!9174.entry).