Virtual Places via MS Atlas

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,, 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.

Be sure to read the next Mashups article: LivePlasma