Earthware and Microsoft/Multimap at Agency Expo

Although it seemed that both exhibitor numbers and attendees were down at Agency Expo this year, there was a lot of enthusiasm for those that stopped by at the Microsoft / Multimap stand.

Multimap have recently released a new "embedded" mapping option for users with less than 50,000 transactions per year.  If you want any further information I would recommend contacting Multimap directly via their website www.multimap.com.  We also witnessed many attendees still being "wow"ed by Bird's Eye imagery which is available through either Multimap or Microsoft Virtual Earth.

We had a really good time explaining how you can get the best of the Virtual Earth platform especially using Earthware's residential and commercial property mapping products.  We have been delighted to partner with Microsoft and Multimap to give every Estate Agent in the UK (irrespective of size) the opportunity to integrate Virtual Earth into their website and create a highly visual experience for their customers.

Enough of the sales pitch though.  What we also really enjoyed showing was where mapping is really going.  We were delighted to show Earthware's big first in getting StreetView for 1,000 km of London streets launched before Google.  Please see our other blog article for more details or just click on the following links to have a look for yourself at Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge or even an attack from a giant spider.

We were also delighted to show off what was possible using the new photosynth product released from Microsoft labs.  This can be integrated with mapping to enhance the visual experience for users/customers.  I even had a play myself and so click here (or see the insert below) to see the stand in photosynth.  You might also want to have a look at how Microsoft's Tim Warr has integrated photosynth into a mapping environment in his blog article.

Neil