Virtual Earth Map Control 5.0

Virtual Earth provides the power behind Live Search Maps, an online mapping service that enables users to search, discover, explore, plan, and share information about specific locations. By using traditional road maps, labeled aerial photo views, low-angle high-resolution aerial photos, and proximity searching capabilities, Virtual Earth provides unique opportunities for developers to incorporate both location and local search features into their Web applications.

The Virtual Earth map control software development kit (SDK) consists of a complete set of reference topics that cover the Virtual Earth map control application programming interface (API).

Virtual Earth also provides an Interactive SDK available at The Interactive SDK offers hands-on, task-based demonstrations of features available in the version 5.0 API release, complete with code samples and links back to the reference SDK.