Virtual Earth Roundup

Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference last week was the occasion for some Virtual Earth announcements. Directions got a heads-up prior to the conference; Andrew Coates has some notes from the Virtual Earth session, which covered using the API for commercial use (see previous entry) and upcoming features (due this fall: updated satellite imagery, the long-promised bird’s-eye view, and more), among other things. The Virtual Earth SDK is here; Via Virtual Earth has a tutorial on building a commercial web site with Virtual Earth.

In related news, ITConversations has audio of the Virtual Earth presentation at Where 2.0 (see previous entry).