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  • Blog Post: Yeah, We Launched a Bing Rocket

    I had a bit of a crazy week last week mostly because my week revolved around being at the launch of the Digital Globe WorldView-2 satellite only to find out it had slipped two days and since I had committed to other meetings: no Vandenberg Air Force Base for me. However, my cohort who has more flexible...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery - March 2008

    42.85 TB make up our March release of Virtual Earth data. Insane. Plus, we're hosting a whole new tile set that is out of this world! Orthos USA § Las Vegas, NV § Denver, CO § Phoenix DT, AZ § San Luis Obispo, CA Austria/Switzerland Orthos: § Vienna, Austria § Bern, Switzerland...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Imagery & Map Data Release, July 2009

    We just deployed 41TB of new satellite imagery, aerial photography and vector data for Bing Maps covering 189,000+ square kilometers of Earth including 12,000+ square kilometers of Bird’s Eye photography. Did we get your town this time? Check out the Bing Maps World Tour to sit back, relax and...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery and 3D Models

    More, more, more - 10TB more...... New / Updated cities in 3D Augusta, GA Denver, CO Avondale, AZ Gilbert, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Peoria, AZ Phoenix, AZ Tempe, AZ Tuscon, AZ Fort Worth (West), TX Chicago, IL Coral Springs, FL, Nashville Opry, TN New / Update Oblique Imagery (Bird's Eye) New York...
  • Blog Post: New Bing Maps Application: Bing Maps World Tour + March, 2010 Imagery Releases

    Where 2.0 action continues with the release of the Bing Maps World Tour application which gives you a release by release breakdown of all the imagery updates we’ve published dating back to August 2009. Some of you may recall the World Tour application which we’ve used to publish imagery updates...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth May Imagery Release - 69.2TB!

    Are you kidding me? 69.2 Terabytes?? I was once asked at a show how Microsoft handles so much data when transferring it over the Internet to the data centers. New 3D models (Version 2 of the processing software). In addition to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix we've added Vienna, Seattle and...
  • Blog Post: New Streetside Coverage: Vancouver and Whistler

    As I mentioned previously, Bing Maps Adds Streetside, Enhanced Bird’s Eye, Photosynth and More , we’re going to be rolling out more and more Streetside photography on Bing Maps. Well, we did a special run just in time for the winter Olympics that covers Vancouver and Whistler in Canada. Check it out...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Imagery Release, February 2010 (Part 2)

    Last month we pushed out our largest amount of new imagery EVER in terms of square kilometers. This month, we’re blowing THAT record out of the water. You thought 1 million+ sq. km. was large? How about 6.7 million square kilometers! It’s pretty much unfathomable. The big winners? Aerial...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery - December 2007

    The latest release of imagery and photogrammetrics includes 36.3 TB of photography and models of 58 new cities worldwide! At a high level we've updated the Manhattan imagery, added 44 new cities with our Microsoft (Vexcel) ortho imagery, 36 new US bird's eye areas, 26 new European bird's eye areas, 5...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Update - August 2007

    Better late than never, but I guy's gotta take vacation after the fiscal year! In case you haven't seen it elsewhere, here's the latest imagery updates pushed out to Live Search Maps / Virtual Earth (15.65 TB in all): New 3D Cities: a. Montreal, Canada. b. Toulouse, France. US Obliques...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release - June, 2008

    20TB of new imagery....laughable compared to the 69TB+ from May's Virtual Earth Imagery Release ; then again, when's the last time you transferred 20TB of data? :) Here's the list for June: Orthos (Microsoft UltraCam) Toledo, OH Iowa City, IA Independence, MO Gary/Hammond, IN Fort Wayne, IN Duluth, MN...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Publishes Haitian Post-Earthquake Imagery

    For those of you wanting to see the devastation in Haiti resulting from the recent Earthquake, Bing Maps has published the new imagery online. Visit the Bing Maps web site to view the imagery first hand. The imagery Is 50 cm color imagery taken from Digital Globe’s new Worldview 2 satellite. While...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Data / Imagery February Release

    3D Cities United States Pueblo, CO Bridgeport, CT Stamford, CT Portland, ME Battle Creek, MI Grand Rapids, MI Warren, MI Springfield, MO Billings, MT Trenton, NJ Henderson, NV Sunrise Manor, NV Rochester, NY Syracuse, NY Allentown, PA Olympia, WA...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Imagery Release, February 2010

    This is a pretty exciting release, especially if you’re Romanian. In this release, we’ve added….wait for it…over 1 million square kilometers of new imagery! Can you even fathom how much data this is? Now, all of you who’ve sent me emails pointing out shortfalls in the...
  • Blog Post: Map Data Release – January, 2009

    Just a quick note to mention that we updated the road data for North America, Europe and Asia in Microsoft Virtual Earth . You probably wouldn’t notice since this was just an update, unless, of course, your street wasn’t there and, well, it might be there now. No expansion in this release - just updates...
  • Blog Post: Additional August 2007 Imagery

    We broke up the August release (in case you were wondering why there was only oblique {bird's eye} imagery in the last release ). Yep, more imagery - we know you love it - and, it's all live today on Live Search Maps . Here's the latest (mostly ortho - 9.5 TB): USA Hi-Res Orthos (aka Aerial and Hybrid...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Imagery Release, January 2010 (Part 2)

    As I mentioned in my previous content update blog post, Bing Maps Imagery Release, January 2010 (Part 1), the amount of data being released into Bing Maps for January was so large that we have to break it into two releases to publish it. So, with that, I give you the second half totally 446,000+ square...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release, January 2009

    The engine has been churning for a few months and we’ve finally pumped out another imagery release – a massive 37TB of data 100TB worth of data (initial calculations have been corrected, but seriously who cares? The coverage is expansive, regardless). Here’s where you can see the latest and greatest...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Imagery Release, November 2009

    A bit of an early surprise for my friends who are at Tech Ed Europe 2009 with me. In this special drop of imagery for Bing Maps we focus on, guess where…Europe! And, mostly Eastern Europe. Yesterday, while at Tech Ed Europe, I met with journalists from Norway, UK, Czech Republic, Spain, Croatia...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Imagery Release, August 2009

    As the waning, August moon signals the end of summer, the last of our imagery for the hot months is posted to the web...101,486 kilometers in all. You'll notice I've exluded my usual screen captures - this is intentional to further promote the use of the Bing Maps World Tour application . It saves me...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps - China!

    We've launched our Live Search Maps site in Chinese ! Not only that but we have street data for China! The first public release supports most basic map and local search features across China with details for 114 cities, plus a Public Transit feature for 11 cities, but without Driving Directions and Public...
  • Blog Post: April 2007 Virtual Earth Imagery Release

    We just released tons of new imagery and 3D models. The list is below... New UltraCam Orthos (2D Aerial/Hybrid) USA La Jolla, CA La Mesa, CA Malibu, CA Miramar, CA San Francisco, CA Aurora, IL Indianapolis, IN Joiliet, IL Naperville, IL Speedway, IN Newark, NJ Brooklyn, NY Niagara Falls, NY Roseville...
  • Blog Post: November Worldwide Imagery Update...OMG

    Ok imagery junkies, get ready to overdose.....33.7TB....are you kidding? 3Di/Boulder hi-res Orthos/Aerial Imagery: Saitama, Japan Ontario, CA Fullerton, CA New Haven, CT Hartford, CT Cedar Rapids, IA Lowell, MA Raleigh, NC Charlotte, NC Greensboro, NC Durham, NC Fayetteville, NC Syracuse, NY Winston...
  • Blog Post: Bing Maps Imagery Release – May 2009 (Introducing Bing Maps World Tour)

    May’s imagery update comes with a shiny, new toy to play with (in addition to the 248,000+ sq. kilometers of new imagery). We’ve decided that instead of providing you with some ginormous list of locations and a few snapshots, we’ll provide you with an experience. Check out the new Bing...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release, March 2009

    Another huge addition to the digitization of our planet just hit the web last night – 21TB - all ortho imagery launched into Microsoft Virtual Earth, powering Live Search Maps (and other Live Search properties). Now, this one isn’t huge in terms of terabytes, oh no. This is huge in terms of square kilometers...