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Again on free map providers for JXMapViewer - I hate to say this...

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Anonymous

... but is it possible that Microsoft data can be freely accessed by
third parties?

I couldn't find a detailed license terms, but reading here:

http://www.viavirtualearth.com/vve/Articles/RollYourOwnTileServer.ashx

"Microsoft Virtual Earth brings a whole new dimension to browser-
based mapping, but it's possible to go well beyond the supplied API
and get the same rich interaction with other kinds of maps, charts
and graphical data."

Do you know it? What do you think?

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Joshua Marinacci

I suspect it's the same deal. A link from that page goes here:
http://www.viavirtualearth.com/vve/Articles/WorldWind.ashx
where the author says:

The supported development model is to embed a control on your web
page and then script against that control. This article doesn't use
any of the supported developer hooks - this is a total hack that goes
directly against the VE tile servers so Microsoft could change their
protocol for communicating to the tile servers and break this any
time they wanted. Consider yourself warned. They just recently
updated to V2 for the tile servers, so hopefully this will last for
at least a little bit. Also, MS has allowed the VE Mobile application
(by Jason Fuller) to remain in the wild ... so that's a good sign.

This may be viable for outside developers to use. It's probably quite
easy to update the url if they change their protocol. That doesn't
change the fact that we (Sun) probably don't have the right to access
the tile server directly. That means I can't set it as a default
provider for the JXMapViewer.

- J

On Jan 29, 2007, at 8:41 AM, Fabrizio Giudici wrote:

> ... but is it possible that Microsoft data can be freely accessed
> by third parties?
>
> I couldn't find a detailed license terms, but reading here:
>
> http://www.viavirtualearth.com/vve/Articles/RollYourOwnTileServer.ashx
>
> "Microsoft Virtual Earth brings a whole new dimension to browser-
> based mapping, but it's possible to go well beyond the supplied API
> and get the same rich interaction with other kinds of maps, charts
> and graphical data."
>
> Do you know it? What do you think?
>
> --
> Fabrizio Giudici, Ph.D. - Java Architect, Project Manager
> Tidalwave s.a.s. - "We make Java work. Everywhere."
> weblogs.java.net/blog/fabriziogiudici - www.tidalwave.it/blog
> Fabrizio.Giudici@tidalwave.it - mobile: +39 348.150.6941
>
>
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> To unsubscribe, e-mail: jdnc-unsubscribe@jdnc.dev.java.net
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