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We’re excited to announce access to an experimental service which can automatically derive street vector data from Bing aerial imagery. Simply put; this means you can derive the position and curves of a road by specifying the end points. Here’s a simple video to demonstrate what’s happening;
Check out a demo video
We’re looking forward to see what the developer community does with this, especially editors of OpenStreetMap. You can find the service and documentation here. Let us know how you like it!
Steve Coast Principal Architect Bing Mobile & Maps
Need to fix the "service and documentation" link
Link works ok for me... however, there is a spelling mistake in the response returned from the service itself - visible="flase" in each <way> element? (Don't even know what this attribute is for anyway).
My first impressions from playing with the service can be found here:
I wrote a few thoughts about and a comparison with Dijkstra's algorithm here:
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