Federated Search Virtual Earth Map Connector Sample [Search Server 2008]
By using the Federated Search Web Part, you can display more than results from OpenSearch (1.0/1.1) sites on your search results page. The same lightweight interface, or connector, that enables you to display the Federated Search SQL Server Connector Sample [Search Server 2008] and to Federated Search HTML to RSS Connector Sample [Search Server 2008] can also be used to display the results of Web service requests.
For the download, which includes the complete code for the Federated Search Virtual Earth Map Connector sample application, see Federated Search Connector for Virtual Earth Maps Sample.
To use the Federated Search Virtual Earth Map Connector sample, you must have a MapPoint developer account. Your environment must have the following installed:
Microsoft Search Server 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 with Microsoft Visual C# enabled
Completing the Walkthrough
The following topics walk you through creating and deploying a federated search Virtual Earth map connector: