Using Silverlight 3.0 beta and it's new
PlaneProjectionfeature, I have hooked up three Silverlight Map Controls with different values for
GlobalOffsetY(vertical displacement) and
GlobalOffsetZ(in/out of the page) to create a very crude 'interactive' version of their horizonless-map.
If you have Silverlight 3.0 beta installed, you can try out the Silverlight Virtual Earth Maps That Bend Upwards OR if you don't have the beta installed, you can watch a screencast.
[try it] [watch it]
I've noticed a little bit of weird behaviour on loading (sometimes the 'initial' map of New York doesn't load completely sync'd in all three panels), but after that it seems to work OK - it's just for fun after all.