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KML in ArcGIS Explorer Build 380

I figured I’d try Chad’s Mogadishu Refugee Migration KML in ArcGIS Explorer and see how it looks.

While it appears that KML rendering has improved, its still not able to handle transparency. Take a look at the same KML in Google Earth.

KML support in AGX still has quite a way to go.

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More ArcGIS Explorer Build 380

The 1 meter imagery looks good and I can see my office clear in Tempe, AZ.

AGX still fails the Matterhorn test though.

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Virtual Earth commercial use licensing annouced

The Virtual Earth/Live Maps blog has the news many of us have been waiting for:

Somewhere in the shadow of these huge announcements, new simplified licensing terms for the Windows Live Platform (WLP), including Virtual Earth, were rolled out. If you’re interested in using multiple services of the WLP, VE is covered as part of the broad license for the Platform. WLP is free for use on websites that have less than 1 million Unique Users and Commercial-use is completely supported in these terms of use! The license covers Contacts, Photos, Silverlight Streaming, Search, Virtual Earth, and Windows Live ID.

Yahtzee!