A New Streetside View

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If you take a look at a Bing map in Streetside view today you will notice that we’ve made a lot of changes. These changes represent a significant enhancement for desktop browsers, enabling you to quickly pan up and down the street to see the neighborhood and find businesses. We are doing this by providing street level panoramas so you can take a virtual walk through the streets with a…

Bing’s Bringing Sexy Maps

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Over the last few weeks a few of you lucky ducks got to experience a new map type we were flighting. Around 10% of users were seeing our new maps in all its aesthetic glory. Today, we’re releasing it to everyone. The new map type has two experiences that differ between the AJAX version of Bing Maps and the Silverlight experience. The AJAX maps are rendered completely as a new…

Bing Maps Imagery Release, April 2010

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Another huge Bing Maps imagery release and this month features our Enhanced Bird’s Eye going worldwide. We now have Enhanced Bird’s eye worldwide with more urban models and the ability to view locations from a re-projected perspective, from all 4 cardinal directions, across the globe. In total, we’re releasing 194,000 square kilometers of new and refreshed imagery. This includes high resolution 20cm aerial for Wellington, New Zealand and 60cm satellite…

New Bing Maps Application: Bing Maps World Tour + March, 2010 Imagery Releases

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Where 2.0 action continues with the release of the Bing Maps World Tour application which gives you a release by release breakdown of all the imagery updates we’ve published dating back to August 2009. Some of you may recall the World Tour application which we’ve used to publish imagery updates in the past. In an effort to consolidate the experience into the most logical location, we’re moving it from it’s…

Bing Maps Imagery Release, February 2010 (Part 2)

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Last month we pushed out our largest amount of new imagery EVER in terms of square kilometers. This month, we’re blowing THAT record out of the water. You thought 1 million+ sq. km. was large? How about 6.7 million square kilometers! It’s pretty much unfathomable. The big winners? Aerial: The Russian Federation, Australia, Mexico and most places in the US where we had black and white imagery. Bird’s Eye: Sweden.…

Bing Maps Imagery Release, February 2010

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This is a pretty exciting release, especially if you’re Romanian. In this release, we’ve added….wait for it…over 1 million square kilometers of new imagery! Can you even fathom how much data this is? Now, all of you who’ve sent me emails pointing out shortfalls in the Bing Maps imagery can rest assure that we are updating it and publishing some amazing and quite recent new imagery. And, for the first…

Bing Maps Imagery Release, January 2010 (Part 2)

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As I mentioned in my previous content update blog post, Bing Maps Imagery Release, January 2010 (Part 1), the amount of data being released into Bing Maps for January was so large that we have to break it into two releases to publish it. So, with that, I give you the second half totally 446,000+ square kilometers of new ortho imagery:   Brisbane (Australia) Brisbane International Airport Area (Australia) Gold…

Bing Maps Imagery Release, January 2010 (Part 1)

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The Bing Maps imagery release for January 2010 release is SO BIG we had to break it into two parts – not kidding! The January 2010 Part 1 release is 558,000 square kilometers of imagery consisting of: Germany’s Ruhrgebeit Belgium Luxembourg Vancouver – Sea to Sky Hwy to Squamish and beyond Additional imagery scattered throughout Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Latvia and Turkey.   As always for the best experience, view…

Bing Maps Publishes Haitian Post-Earthquake Imagery

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For those of you wanting to see the devastation in Haiti resulting from the recent Earthquake, Bing Maps has published the new imagery online. Visit the Bing Maps web site to view the imagery first hand. The imagery Is 50 cm color imagery taken from Digital Globe’s new Worldview 2 satellite.  While the imagery is current, there was a cloud over part of Port au Prince which obscures some of…

New Streetside Coverage: Vancouver and Whistler

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As I mentioned previously, Bing Maps Adds Streetside, Enhanced Bird’s Eye, Photosynth and More, we’re going to be rolling out more and more Streetside photography on Bing Maps. Well, we did a special run just in time for the winter Olympics that covers Vancouver and Whistler in Canada. Check it out:   The slopes in Whistler are some of the best in the world: More to come. Stay tuned. CP…