-any news on whether Bing will support multiple commercial/open base map tile providers? (eg OpenStreet/Aerial, Worldwind, google, Nearmap etc?)
I attended a very interesting "Developing with Bing Maps & Silverlight" event at Microsoft UK last week. I raised the question about using the map control with non Microsoft base imagery with the commercial contact there and she said "it
Google is definitely not going to be possible and even OpenStreetMap would need to be cleared with them - so geographic areas that aren't covered well with their Bing Maps might be OK, but areas such as the UK would probably not be OK. But basically
if you make a case they will consider it - however, it's not an automatic right to use other map suppliers.
So it sounds like the DE Map might have a long term future.