Bing Maps Releases New High Resolution Satellite Imagery

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Bing Maps Ocean Data

Microsoft Bing today announced that they are releasing new top of the world imagery along with 13 million sq km of updated satellite imagery.

We are pleased to present our new seamless base satellite imagery provided by TerraColor. This imagery has a resolution of 15 meters per pixel, providing coverage of the entire world!

This new imagery will enhance overall viewer experience with Bing Maps and the Windows 8 Maps App. Experience it yourself by visiting the Windows 8 Maps App or Bing Maps. The new Top of the World imagery (pictured above) is visible from zoom levels 1-13. Zooming in deeper will reveal our high resolution satellite imagery.

Microsoft also revealed that their latest release of Global Ortho imagery includes 203,271 sq km of new data. So far, in total they have published 11,001,500 sq km covering 100% of the United States and 90% of Western Europe.

Read more about the update in detail from the link below.

Source: Bing

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  • http://twitter.com/nizzon Johan Nilsson

    Still sucks compared to Google maps. Zoom in on Soderala Soderhamn Sweden, horrible. Compare it to Google maps.

    • Joe_HTH

      LOL! I just did, and it looks about the same.

    • Joe_HTH

      LOL! I just did, and it looks about the same.

    • Joe_HTH

      LOL! I just did, and it looks about the same.

    • http://twitter.com/joepann Kitab

      Suck my map, hvis du vilja:)

    • Tips_y

      That’s because the map for Europe is not finished yet. The release said 90% of WESTERN Europe, not 100% of Europe. Isn’t Sweden in Northern Europe by the way? In any case, it’s just 90% of WESTERN Europe that’s finished.

  • http://twitter.com/mrcraggle Craig Osborne

    If you actually zoom in on the location above, you’re treated to some of the worst imagery out there. It’s iOS maps bad. There are large sections just covered by clouds and missing information with a white block and a no camera icon. Good job all around.

    • Tips_y

      That’s because the map for Europe is not finished yet. The release said 90% of WESTERN Europe, not 100% of Europe. Isn’t Sweden in Northern Europe by the way? In any case, it’s just 90% of WESTERN Europe that’s finished.

  • luis3007

    Meanwhile in South America, you know, the market with greatest potential outside of China, Google Maps and services in general rule the whole sub-continent…..nice job MS!!!!

  • Windows 8

    Still not updated for India..
    It is thesame for so many years now, despite them adding terrabytes of data.