New Top of the World and High Resolution Satellite Imagery

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We are excited to introduce our new top of the world imagery – which includes bathymetry data from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. We are also releasing over 13 million sq km of updated satellite imagery! Satellite High-Resolution Nadir or "Straight Down" orthophotos taken by aircraft or satellite We are pleased to present our new seamless base satellite imagery provided by TerraColor. This imagery has a resolution of 15 meters per…

Global Ortho & 17 Million SqKm of New Satellite Imagery

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In a recent post, we announced the completion of the Global Ortho (GO) program in the United States.  GO for Western Europe is on schedule to be completed by the end of CY 2012. Also new this month, Bing Maps adds nearly 17 Million SqKm of new satellite imagery! Global Ortho New Satellite Imagery Boulder, Colorado – See it Live! Paparahandi, India – See it Live!   Go to the…

Golden Spike Event: Team Photo

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To celebrate the US completion of the Global Ortho project, the team flew one last commemorative mission which we’ve called our "Golden Spike" flight. Check out the full post: Global Ortho & 17 Million SqKm of New Satellite Imagery. 1 Brad Clark 2 Mike Gilbert 3 Robert Waterman 4 Jeff Collins 5 David Buckner 6 Bill Evans 7 Rob Ledner 8 Chris Simison 9 Kim Wasilewski 10 Jill Downing 11…

Global Ortho Project Complete for United States

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In 2010 the Bing Maps team began its most ambitious mapping endeavor ever with the start of its Global Ortho (GO) project. Today we are excited to announce the completion of the GO project in the United States! With the Global Ortho project, the Bing Maps Imagery team set a new standard in aerial map imagery by collecting every square inch of the Continental United States and Western Europe at…

165TB of New Imagery Added to Bing Maps

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Today we’re thrilled to announce the publication of our largest satellite release to date. In fact, this release is larger than all of our past Aerial releases combined! The latest Aerial release includes new Satellite imagery as well as Global Ortho photography. Both releases total 165 terabytes of new data live on Bing Maps. Prior to this, our existing Aerial footprint was 129 terabytes total. AERIAL: HIGH-RESOLUTION NADIR OR “STRAIGHT…

Love Aerial Imagery? Experience it on your PC!

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Some of the best imagery from the Bing Maps Global Ortho Project is collected into Windows 7 Desktop Themes.  These themes change your PC desktop experience as the images rotate through on a regular basis so you never know which part of the world you’ll be looking at next! The United States version is the most content-rich Windows 7 Desktop Theme with nearly 200 images from all parts of the…