Google Maps and Virtual Earth, now Bing, Maps Series Summary

Recently, I’ve gotten some feedback from the Florida Wildlife SharePoint folks. I’ll show you their response in an upcoming post, but first, I thought it might be helpful to recap the Mapping with SharePoint series from Tom Resing’s SharePoint Blog:

In Mapping Part 1, we added a Google Map to a SharePoint Page without leaving the browser.
We set up the contacts list for Part 2 was setup.
In Mapping Part 2, we used SharePoint Designer and a Data View WebPart to repurpose our Contacts List. It was used to display the contacts on the Google Map. 
I included a screencast of creating a Data View Web Part.
In the Followup Post, I made two changes requested in the comments sections of the first two.
1) Use Latitude and Longitude to plot instead of City, State
2) Show the Contact Name in the Map Marker Popup Window
Virtual Earth API 6.2 with SharePoint was an update to the original SharePoint Designer Team Blog Post that got me started. Changes the Virtual Earth team made had broken the code from the original, but the code I provide brings it back to life.image
In Save the Manatees with SharePoint, guest blogger Jamey Baxter showed a real world example of the Google Maps SharePoint integration starring, you guessed it, the Florida Manatee!image

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