New Bird’s Eye Imagery & Streetside Coverage on Bing Maps!

 

We’re happy to announce the release of new imagery from around the world, including London! Check out where Eugene can take you for a tour.

BIRD’S EYE: IMAGERY CAPTURED AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE, GIVING DEPTH AND THREE-DIMENSIONALITY TO ORTHO PHOTOGRAPHY

 
     
 

Total coverage of Bird’s Eye imagery currently live on Bing Maps!

 
 

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With more timely Bird’s Eye published to Bing Maps, our imagery reflects prominent cities undergoing transformation with respect to cultural landmarks and other types of development. This includes the tremendous strides London has made in preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games. Our new imagery reveals major changes to the Olympic venue and its surroundings.

 
 

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AFTER

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Click here to see the London Olympic Park in Bird’s Eye!

 
 

Circa 2008, Bing Imagery Technologies (BITs) published over 1.1 million sq km of Bird’s Eye imagery around the world, most notably in the Continental United States plus Western Europe. Since 2009, BITs has published 1,105,738 sq km. That’s over 2.2 million sq km of our unique 45 degree perspective now live on Bing Maps. Our latest release was a total of 130 TB of Synthview data, as well as 60 TB of native Bird’s Eye.

A Synth (or Synthview) is a style for creating immersive 3D experiences. Some of the best Synths are made up of many overlapping strong textured images and is most useful when you want to capture different sides or details of a particular object. Find Synths on Bing Maps

Our Bird’s Eye imagery is extremely popular with end-users because its high-resolution, oblique look angle, and four look-directions provide them with great context for many spatial tasks, such as looking for a new house or planning a vacation.

 
     
 

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Basilique du Sacré-Coeur
Brussels Region, Belgium

Jewish Museum
Berlin, Germany

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Navy Pier
Chicago, Illinois

Spanish Steps
Rome, Italy

ADDITIONAL HEIGHLIGHTS:

Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

Newport Beach, California

Colosseum, Rome, Italy

Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

“The Bean,” Chicago, Illinois  
UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, California  
Battleship Texas, Houston, Texas  
Mt. Vesuvius, Italy

 
 

STREETSIDE: WITH MICROSOFT’S VEHICLE-MOUNTED ULTRA-CAM MOBILE, OUR STREETSIDE CREW IS COLLECTING IMAGERY AT GROUND LEVEL PROVIDING A VIEW AS IF YOU WERE STANDING THERE IN PERSON

 
     
 

Since the last release, Streetside has published an additional 125,000 kilometers. That’s a total of 365,000 linear kilometers of imagery available for users.

 
 

PARIS, FR (BEFORE)

PARIS, FR (AFTER)

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PHOENIX, AZ (BEFORE)

PHOENIX, AZ (AFTER)

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To view our full Streetside coverage, visit the “Streetside” Map App, or simply click here! Your Streetside tour guide, Eugene, would be happy to show you around! Simply drop Eugene in an area with a blue overlay to explore that region.

For more information about our Streetside services, click here.

 
 

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Manhattan Bridge
New York, New York

Eiffel Tower
Paris, France

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Le David Brasserie
Marseille, France

Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada

 
 

ABOUT BITs

 
 

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Bing Imagery Technologies is located in Boulder, CO, and is responsible for the creation and publication of four imagery types available on Bing Maps- Aerial, Streetside, Bird’s Eye, and Vector. With unparalleled processing power and a thriving team of developers, program managers, and production engineers, we produce data at a record-setting rate.

 

- The Bing Maps Team