Bing Maps Imagery Release, February 2010

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 time ever, we’ve added Bird’s Eye for Romania and expanded our Enhanced Birds Eye outside the United States! Here are the details:

Bird’s Eye


  • 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 (Ortho)


  • 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.


Enhanced Bird’s Eye


  • Haiti
  • Mexico
  • Vancouver

Are you kidding me? The Bing Maps Imagery Processing team is really in a groove and our partnerships with Digital Globe, Pictometry and Blom are really paying dividends. As always, check out all the new imagery highlighted on the Bing Maps World Tour.

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