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This application was created by the NYU School of Medicine Division of Educational Informatics. The Virtual Microscope uses the Google Maps API to display, annotate, and navigate digital slides. A detailed description of the system and its impact is available at BMC medical education: Enhanced virtual microscopy for collaborative education. Triola M, Holloway W. BMC Medical Education 2011, 11:4 (26 January 2011)The NYU Virtual Microscope allows both learners and faculty to annotate slides with community peer-review. It includes a practical exam system, and each slide can include metadata from controlled vocabularies to classify and search for slides. We have released the source code of the application as an open-source project on Google Code.