Monday, October 20, 2008

National Geographic's MapMachine: Switch to Microsoft Virtual Earth

Looks like the National Geographic made a switch from using ESRI technology to Microsoft for their MapMachine. In 2001, National Geographic began implementing ArcIMS to create its MapMachine. In surfing, I noticed that they made a switch to Microsoft Virtual Earth. That's a huge change for the NG which had been loyal to ESRI for many years.

1 comment:

Andy said...

I'm impressed by how responsive the map is. I've not paid much attention to the MS product as of late and had almost (unfairly) written them off.