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 DOWN” ORTHOPHOTOS TAKEN BY AIRCRAFT OR SATELLITE
Total coverage of new satellite imagery currently live on Bing Maps! Visit Bing Maps World Tour App to view full coverage.
This release features imagery over North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia. The total area covered in this data release is nearly 38 million square kilometers.
Samples of New Satellite Imagery from Around the World!
Mountains near Aganzhen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fortaleza de Santa Cruz
Sarychevo Peak Volcano
Shaded areas indicate 30cm Aerial imagery; yellow coverage highlights the May, 2012 release.
Visit Bing Maps World Tour App to view full coverage. To view the June Global Ortho release in the World Tour App, click on the “Select Releases” tab and choose the “Aerial – GlobalOrtho Jun. 2012 release.
As of today the Global Ortho project is 85% acquired and published. Just this month, Bing Imagery Technologies hit a significant milestone by completing 100% of aerial photography over the United States. The photography in Europe is slated to be finished by this fall and all updated imagery should be published by the end of 2012.
The Aerial Global Ortho release of June, 2012 is a total of 160 Areas of Interest (AOI), and spans 1.03 million square kilometers. To date, Bing Maps has a total of 1,266 AOIs that stretch across 9.54 million square kilometers!