Simplovation release open source VEToolkit for Virtual Earth

Chris Pietschmann of Simplovation LLC has just released his open source VEToolkit at Codeplex:   The Virtual Earth Toolkit is a set of Controls/Tools that Extend Virtual Earth with functionality not implemented within the Virtual Earth JavaScript API itself, and Controls/Tools to make it easier to implement mapping in various frameworks like ASP.NET MVC. Work ...

Add your own satellite images to Virtual Earth with MapCruncher and Amazon S3

Raster images (eg. aerial photos) can be easily added to Microsoft’s Virtual Earth control using the  MapCruncher utility. This utility calculates the required transformations and creates the necessary quadtree tile hierarchy. This article shows you how to use MapCruncher to add a satellite photograph  to Virtual Earth, and to host the tiles on Amazon’s S3 ...