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Today we’re thrilled to announce the publication of our largest satellite release to date. In fact, this release is larger than all of our past Aerial releases combined!
The latest Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography. Both releases total 165 terabytes of new data live on Bing Maps. Prior to this, our existing Aerial footprint was 129 terabytes total.
AERIAL: HIGH-RESOLUTION NADIR OR "STRAIGHT DOWN" ORTHOPHOTOS TAKEN BY AIRCRAFT OR SATELLITE
Total coverage of new satellite imagery currently live on Bing Maps! Visit Bing Maps World Tour App to view full coverage.
This release features imagery over North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia. The total area covered in this data release is nearly 38 million square kilometers.
Oropeza Mountains Chuquisaca, Bolivia
Durrat Al Bahrain Kingdom of Bahrain
Hagia Sophia Istanbul, Turkey
Tongass National Forest Glacier Bay N.P. and Preserve, Alaska
Samples of New Satellite Imagery from Around the World!
Mountains near Aganzhen Lanzhou, China
Burj Khalifa Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz Jurujuba, Brazil
Moroccan Mountains Assa, Morocco
Sarychevo Peak Volcano Sarychevo, Russia
Shaded areas indicate 30cm Aerial imagery; yellow coverage highlights the May, 2012 release. Visit Bing Maps World Tour App to view full coverage. To view the June Global Ortho release in the World Tour App, click on the "Select Releases" tab and choose the "Aerial - GlobalOrtho Jun. 2012 release.
As of today the Global Ortho project is 85% acquired and published. Just this month, Bing Imagery Technologies hit a significant milestone by completing 100% of aerial photography over the United States. The photography in Europe is slated to be finished by this fall and all updated imagery should be published by the end of 2012.
Tiger Ridge Lake Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
Fields near San Agustin Andalusia, Spain
Parque Natural Posets-Maladeta Aragón, Spain
Fields of Toledo Castile-La Mancha, Spain
Extraterrestrial Highway Nye County, Nevada
Fields near Maldà Catalonia, Spain
The Aerial Global Ortho release of June, 2012 is a total of 160 Areas of Interest (AOI), and spans 1.03 million square kilometers. To date, Bing Maps has a total of 1,266 AOIs that stretch across 9.54 million square kilometers!
Space Park Promenade Bremen, Germany
Parque Natural da Ria Formosa Faro, Portugal
Schloss Moritzburg Moritzburg, Germany
Mendenhall Glacier Juneau, Alaska
This is nice Bing team!. I also want to alert the Bing team that the Bing homepage videos don't work in IE10 in the Release Preview of Windows 8 (it worked fine in the Consumer Preview). Maybe it's an IE bug, but I guess you guys can alert the IE team.
Nice to see the Global Ortho project has made much progress. Can't wait to see full coverage of Germany.
In satellite images of Bing, my town is covered by clouds, please update (Palhano, Ceará - Brazil).
You made the very good work! I urge you continue like that :-)
First of all thanks a lot for adding Satellite imagery for world including my country Sri Lanka. Appreciate if you can cover the whole northern province as there is no proper accurate may exists till date.
Love these images.
these are really great and refreshing so nice effort.
The bing maps show old 3 years old maps via bing.com but when i access it through api its show new maps. why is it so ?
-> Luandersonn: I appreciate the feedback but I can't predict when we'll have updated imagery or that it'll be cloud free - this is a consistent issue we run into with our satellite imagery and the standards for satellite are quite different than that four our Global Ortho program. That said, we'll do our best.
-> umapathyxp: thanks for your comment and the request for more imagery in the northern province. I can't promise when we'll have it but I will pass it along to the appropriate person on our team.
-> Jitesh: while the published tiles may be "new," the date on the imagery itself is most accurate; basically, we're getting imagery from a partner that is three years old but publishing it now so it shows as a newly published tile via api (if I'm understanding your comment correctly).
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