Bing Maps gets a big geographical update

Today Microsoft released a major geographical update for Bing Maps, adding in well over 1 million square kilometers for 19 different countries around the world.  The update adds bird’s eye-view, enhanced bird’s eye-view, and even aerial to select countries.

The Bing team mentioned that they will be updating blurry imagery in either this update or the next update, but wanted to reassure eager fans that they are aware of the issue.  Bing will be updating all of the shortfall imagery with up-to-date images, including new ones of countries, including Haiti.

Bing has updated the bird’s eye-view for:

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  • Italy - 5,547 sq. km.
  • Netherlands - 554 sq. km.
  • Romania - 1,414 sq. km.
  • Spain - 512 sq. km.
  • Sweden - 1,174 sq. km.
  • United States - 120,181 sq. km.

Aerial:

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  • Australia - 54,488 sq. km.
  • Botswana - 46,179 sq. km.
  • Canada - 391 sq. km.
  • Lesotho - 6,201 sq. km.
  • Mexico - 584,527 sq. km.
  • Morocco - 109,448 sq. km.
  • Namibia - 47,199 sq. km.
  • New Zealand - 57,540 sq. km.
  • Portugal - The Whole Country!
  • South Africa - 221,336  sq. km.

and enhanced bird’s eye:

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  • Haiti
  • Mexico
  • Vancouver
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