Posted by: pkab | 3 April 2008

Map Your Mind: MindMap + VirtualEarth


By: Danny Thorpe

Here’s an interesting mashup: Michael Scherotter (the MindMap guy) has added address lookup and route finding to MindManager using Virtual Earth web services. He says the idea came to him at Mashup Camp, and took root in planning a family vacation.

GetRoute

It’s an interesting cross-pollination in part because it’s a mashup between domains that normally avoid each other: stand alone applications (MindJet‘s MindManager) and Windows Live web services (Virtual Earth).

One tablet-toting Matthew Miller raves about the injection of routing into MindManager over on ZDNet’s Mobile Gadgeteer blog.

Michael’s set it up so that if you draw a relation in MindManager between two elements containing street addresses and select “GetRoute” from the context menu, it requests a route and map from Windows Live’s Virtual Earth web service.

Cool!

Does your app handle addresses or locations of people/places/things? Visualize them with the Virtual Earth SDK

Now if MindManager could tell me where I left my keys…

Source: Windows Live Quantum Mechanics


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