Virtual Places via MS Atlas

John Musser
Nov. 22 2005, 06:05AM EST

Microsoft architect Nikhil Kothari has created a sophisticated and visually rich mashup with Virtual Places (note that this mashup only works in IE at the moment). As he explains, it's a mashup that uses Amazon, weather.com, Flickr, Feedmap, GeoBloggers, GeoURL, MSN Search and MapPoint. If you check it out try zooming-in so the overlays of sites, blogs and photos are clearer. A very slick AJAX UI (or, more specifically, an Atlas UI).

And if you're interested in Atlas, Microsoft's upcoming approach to AJAX-style interfaces, Nikhil also provides some very good overviews on the Atlas programming model and architecture.

John Musser

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