Bing Maps adds 215 terabytes of new images

In June, Microsoft announced that it had added a massive 165 terabytes of new satellite and Global Ortho images to its Bing Maps database. Today, the company revealed that it has added even more images to its Bing Maps directory.

In a new blog post, Microsoft said:

The latest publication of Bird's Eye includes 215 TB of new data that spans across the United States and features certain areas in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Tokyo. The total coverage of this publication is 230,004 square kilometers and consists of over 1.1 million files!

Bird's Eye images show locations on the planet at a 45 degree angle and the images with Bird's Eye can show much more detail than regular Bing Map images.

Microsoft added that 84,451 square kilometers of this new release contained all new images that covered areas of the planet that were not previously added before. The remaining 145,553 square kilometers used new images to replace older ones.

Some of the new images include coverage of Niagara Falls, along with Tokyo Disneyland in Japan, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver airport and more. Microsoft says that the Bird's Eye images for Bing Maps now cover a total of 1,388,593 square kilometers with 302 terabytes of data.

Source: Bing Maps blog | Image via Microsoft

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Its on the top of any Bing page along with images, news, exc. As for searching "maps" on Bing it was 5th with a local map of the area (just goes to show everyone Microsoft's Bing is a fair search engine)

Finally they added some decent satellite imagery of the barrier islands off of the coast here in Mississippi. Lots of people take boat trips out there, and most of the previous map images of these islands have been really low resolution or WAY outdated. For those that don't understand how the image of an island could be "outdated", these islands get reshaped some by every decent size storm that passes through here, especially hurricanes (which have actually cut some of these islands in two before).

roadwarrior said,
Finally they added some decent satellite imagery of the barrier islands off of the coast here in Mississippi. Lots of people take boat trips out there, and most of the previous map images of these islands have been really low resolution or WAY outdated. For those that don't understand how the image of an island could be "outdated", these islands get reshaped some by every decent size storm that passes through here, especially hurricanes (which have actually cut some of these islands in two before).

heck or the island disappears, in the case of barrier islands you need good maps to compare where one was and is to tell if you might pilot your boat over very shallow water that use to be an island

The amazing Microsoft.

Where is the link/tab for maps?
Also if I search "maps" I found Google maps, and other maps but not Bing maps.

WOW

mentas said,
Where is the link/tab for maps?

Maybe it's a regional thing... but on mine it's right at the top with the rest of the tabs.

mentas said,
The amazing Microsoft.

Where is the link/tab for maps?
Also if I search "maps" I found Google maps, and other maps but not Bing maps.

WOW

maps.bing.com

(or maps.bing.whateveryourtld is for your country)
not that hard

thanks for nothing Microsoft!

I was looking at bing maps just the other day and was very disappointed there was no "street view" for most of Australia. Seeing this announcement I thought - wow - finally a competitor to google.

BIG Disappointment - the imagery is AT LEAST 3 years old - totally useless.