Saturday, January 13, 2007

The Carbon Project Adds Microsoft Virtual Earth

The Carbon Project announced this week that its CarbonTools PRO, Gaia and ((Echo))MyPlace software now includes support for Microsoft Virtual Earth.

The Virtual Earth platform is Microsoft’s next-generation mapping and location service. It combines exciting new innovations including bird's-eye imagery, satellite and aerial imagery, map styles and usability as well as enhanced local search. CarbonTools PRO is an extension to the Microsoft .NET Framework that supports advanced location content handling and sharing.

“This is a great example of how the Virtual Earth platform can be used by third-party developers to include unique capabilities in their applications,” said Alex Daley, lead marketing product manager for Virtual Earth at Microsoft Corp.

“Bringing Microsoft Virtual Earth into CarbonTools PRO opens up a world of potential for software developers. The CarbonTools PRO extension to .NET lets developers quickly add complex geospatial data types and services, using a language that’s in the ‘comfort zone’ of mainstream programmers rather than GIS professionals,” said Nuke Goldstein, CTO and COO of The Carbon Project.

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