Microsoft adds nearly 270 terabytes of Bird's Eye images to Bing Maps

It's been a while since we have had a major update from the Bing Maps team. In February, the company announced it was adding a large amount of new satellite images to the mapping service. This week, Microsoft announced more new images have been added, along with new features.

In a post on the Bing blog, Microsoft stated it has now added the largest amount of new Bird’s Eye images, "nearly 270 terabytes of data" to Bing Maps. Bird's eye images are taken overhead at a 45 degree angle, which is supposed to make the photos look more three dimensional. Microsoft says it now has "1,452,958 sq km, or half a petabyte of data" for its Bird's Eye photos around the world.

In addition to the new images, they have added more indoor venue maps, including the massive Mall of America in St. Paul, Minnesota. There are now over 4,700 venue maps in more than 59 countries to choose from.

Finally, a new "Report a problem" feature has been added that will give anyone a way to report inaccuracies. Microsoft says, "If you see an outlined feature that is not correct, please tell us about it. All you have to do is click on the point of interest in question and click 'Report a problem.'"

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