Our New Year's Resolution? More Great Streetside and Aerial Imagery

With year’s end fast approaching it’s appropriate to take stock on your accomplishments over the past 12 month as well as your ambitions for the upcoming year. Here at Bing Maps we are proud to have delivered an ongoing series of major updates of aerial and Streetside imagery and are starting to plan for what’s next for us in 2015. This post highlights some of the cities in our latest monthly content release. A complete list of locations with new imagery is at the end of the post.

Major Milestone for Streetside

Have you seen one of our Streetside collection vehicles in the past year? Based on recent social media posts a lot of people have and it’s no wonder—the team recently surpassed the 100 million mark in terms of population coverage in the United States. Using LandScan™ population data compiled by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory we’ve determined our cars have driven past locations where almost a third of the country’s population lives and works. Here is a sampling of new locations now available on Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview App:

Anaheim, CA Streetside

Disneyland in Anaheim, CA on Bing Maps

Clermont, IN Streetside

Lucas Oil Raceway in Clermont, IN on Bing Maps

Louisville, KY Streetside

Louisville Slugger Museum in Louisville, KY on Bing Maps

 

Make a Resolution to Visit (Virtually)

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? The practice of making declarations to welcome the new year go way back, perhaps all the way to ancient Babylonia. Ancient Romans made promises to the Roman god Janus, for whom the month of January is named. It’s fitting, therefore, that one of the new 3D cities we just released was part of the Roman Empire: Venice Italy:

Venice Italy 3D

Venice, Italy on Bing Maps Preview App

 

Of course one of the most famous places to ring in the new year and get a start on living up to your resolutions is “the Big Apple”, New York City. We are proud to feature this iconic skyline in this month’s release of new 3D cities:

New York, NY 3D

New York, NY on Bing Maps Preview App

 

Coincidentally, as TechCrunch reported last week, Google also just released updated 3D imagery for New York City. You can compare for yourself and see if you agree with TechCrunch on which imagery looks better.

Finally, while revelers huddle in Times Square waiting for the ball to drop residents of a few other of our new 3D cities are probably already in bed. This month we’ve added new imagery for Hamburg, Berlin, Barcelona and Madrid, among others. Scroll down for a complete list.

Barcelona Spain 3D

Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain on Bing Maps Preview App

 

The entire Bing Maps team is looking forward to bringing you even more great imagery in 2015. Happy New Year!

 

Mike Gilbert

Principal Program Manager Lead

Microsoft, Bing Maps

 

New 3D cities this month include:

Germany United States
Berlin Boulder, CO
Hamburg Stamford, CT
Brockton, MA
Italy New York, NY
Venice Norristown, PA
Middletown, NJ
Spain Toms River, NJ
Barcelona Beaverton, OR
Madrid

 

New Streetside cities this month include:

California Indiana (cont.) Kentucky (cont.)
Anaheim Southport Ten Broeck
Brea Speedway Thornhill
Buena Park Spring Hills Villa Hills
Ceres Stinesville Watterson Park
Costa Mesa Trafalgar Wellington
Cypress Warren Park West Buechel
Dana Point Whiteland Wildwood
Dos Palos Williams Creek Windy Hills
Escalon Wynnedale Woodland Hills
Fountain Valley Kentucky Woodlawn Park
Fullerton Audubon Park Worthington Hills
Garden Grove Bancroft Maryland
Gustine Barbourmeade Bethesda (20814)
Hughson Beechwood Village Bethesda (20817)
Huntington Beach Bellemeade Burtonsville (20866)
Irvine Bellewood Damascus (20872)
La Habra Blue Ridge Manor Dickerson (20842)
La Palma Briarwood Indian Head
Laguna Beach Broeck Pointe Kensington (20895)
Laguna Hills Brownsboro Farm La Plata
Laguna Niguel Brownsboro Village Potomac (20854)
Laguna Woods Cambridge Rockville (20852)
Lake Forest Coldstream Catawba
Lathrop Creekside Claremont
Livingston Crescent Springs Conover
Lodi Crestview Hills Hickory
Los Alamitos Crossgate Long View
Los Banos Douglass Hills Maiden
Manteca Druid Hills Newton
Merced Edgewood Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
Mission Viejo Elsmere Tijeras
Modesto Erlanger Bellbrook
Newman Fairview Bowersville
Newport Beach Fincastle Cedarville
Oakdale Forest Hills Centerville
Orange Fort Mitchell Clayton
Patterson Fort Wright Corwin
Placentia Glenview Dayton
Rancho Santa Margarita Glenview Hills Delaware
Ripon Glenview Manor Englewood
Riverbank Goose Creek Fairborn
San Clemente Graymoor-Devondale Farmersville
San Juan Capistrano Green Spring Franklin
Santa Ana Heritage Creek Galena
Seal Beach Hickory Hill Germantown
Stanton Hills and Dales Harveysburg
Stockton Hollow Creek Huber Heights
Tracy Hollyvilla Jamestown
Turlock Houston Acres Kettering
Tustin Hurstbourne Lebanon
Villa Park Hurstbourne Acres Maineville
Waterford Independence Mason
Westminster Indian Hills Miamisburg
Yorba Linda Jeffersontown Moraine
Colorado Kenton Vale Morrow
Bennett Kingsley New Lebanon
Brighton Lakeside Park Oakwood
Calhan Langdon Place Ostrander
Centennial Lincolnshire Phillipsburg
Cherry Hills Village Louisville Pleasant Plain
Colorado Springs Ludlow Powell
Columbine Valley Lyndon Riverside
Commerce City Lynnview South Lebanon
Deer Trail Manor Creek Spring Valley
Englewood Maryhill Estates Springboro
Federal Heights Meadow Vale Sunbury
Fountain Meadowbrook Farm Trotwood
Foxfield Meadowview Estates Union
Glendale Middletown Vandalia
Greenwood Village Mockingbird Valley Waynesville
Littleton Moorland Xenia
Manitou Springs Murray Hill Yellow Springs
Monument Norbourne Estates Virginia
Northglenn Northfield Boones Mill (24065)
Palmer Lake Norwood Callaway (24067)
Ramah Old Brownsboro Place Copper Hill (24079)
Sheridan Park Hills Dumfries
Thornton Parkway Village Hardy (24101)
District of Columbia Plantation Haymarket
Washington (20016) Poplar Hills Occoquan
Florida Prospect Quantico
Jupiter Island Richlawn Roanoke (24012)
Ocean Breeze Park Riverwood Roanoke (24014)
Sewalls Point Rolling Fields Roanoke (24017)
Stuart Rolling Hills Roanoke (24019)
Indiana Ryland Heights Rocky Mount (24151)
Clermont Seneca Gardens Salem (24153)
Cumberland Shively Spotsylvania Courthouse
Ellettsville South Park View Stafford
Franklin Spring Mill Troutville (24175)
Greenwood Spring Valley Vinton (24179)
Homecroft St Matthews Wirtz (24184)
Lawrence St Regis Park West Virginia
Meridian Hills Strathmoor Manor Charleston (25313)
New Whiteland Strathmoor Village Charleston (25320)
North Crows Nest Sycamore Hernshaw (25107)
Rocky Ripple Taylor Mill Scott Depot (25560)

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