Over 450 Areas of Bird’s Eye Imagery Now Live on Bing Maps

If you’re headed out on an end-of-the-year vacation this holiday season, you can preview that special place on Bing Maps using the new Bird’s Eye experience. We have been busy processing the oblique imagery to bring you major metropolitan areas to view before you travel. We recently surpassed the 450 areas mark for our Bird’s Eye imagery and there are a host of vacation favorites amongst them.

New Bird’s Eye areas

Oblique imagery is a great complement to Aerial 2D imagery because it has much more depth and provides a view of your destination that is more familiar and in line with what people expect. You can see Bird’s Eye imagery in Bing Maps, and this view can offer a better context for navigation because building facades can be used as landmarks. With this release, the new Bird’s Eye experience passes 450 areas and the count of oblique aerial view of your favorite places keeps growing. Response to the previous version of the Bird’s Eye was very positive and offers a unique asset that Bing Maps can provide to its users. The new experience continues this asset forward with better quality imagery and a better overall user experience.

Ferry Building, San Francisco CA

Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA, on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2zU4S3h

Denver Center for Performing Arts - Denver, CO

Sculpture Park, Denver, CO on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2zUUsk7

Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL

Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2zUy0aS

With this release, the Bing Maps Bird’s Eye product offers a much higher resolution aerial oblique views and is based off Microsoft-owned data. Our count today is over 450 areas viewable through the Bing Maps website. Have you been to any of these vacation spots? This product is also available to developers in our Bing Maps SDK.

“The Strip” - Las Vegas, NV

“The Strip” in Las Vegas, NV, on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2hErXfZ

The Gateway Arch - St. Louis, MO

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2hFNHrO

The Magic Kingdom, Disney World - Orlando, F

The Magic Kingdom, Disney World, in Orlando, FL on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2zT8D9j

The world is a big place, you can now get a fresh look at over two hundred thousand square kilometers of it. New high-resolution imagery is available on Bing Maps in 15 different countries across the world. Using aircraft-mounted UltraCam Osprey cameras, Bing Maps brings you high-resolution views of your favorite vacation spots.

Bourbon Street and Jackson Square - New Orleans, LA

Charters Street, New Orleans, LA on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2hFOE3n

The Pantheon - Italy

The Pantheon in Italy on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2zWeElB

Graceland - Memphis, TN

Graceland in Memphis, TN on Bing Maps - https://binged.it/2zUz8uP

New oblique imagery cities


Alameda County, CA


Boston, MA


Contra Costa County, CA

Albuquerque, NM


Boulder, CO


Corpus Christi, TX

Anaheim, CA


Buffalo, NY


Denver, CO

Ann Arbor, MI


Chapel Hill, NC


Dover, DE

Atlanta, GA


Charleston, SC


Fort Worth, TX

Augusta, GA


Chicago, IL


Fort Myers, FL

Austin, TX


Cleveland, OH


Fresno, CA

Bakersfield, CA


Colorado Springs, CO


Fremont, CA

Birmingham, AL


Columbia, SC


Greensboro, NC

Greenville, SC


Omaha, NE


Santa Cruz County, CA

Houston, TX


Oklahoma City, OK


Sarasota, FL

Jackson, MS


Orlando, FL


Shreveport, LA

Jacksonville, FL


Palm Bay, FL


Solano County, CA

Las Vegas, NV


Philadelphia County, PA


Berkeley, CA

Lincoln, NE


Philadelphia, PA


Tallahassee, FL

Louisville, KY


Providence, RI


Tampa, FL

Lubbock, TX


Raleigh, NC


Tulsa, OK

Madison, WI


Richmond, VA


Wichita, KS

Marin County, CA


Sacramento, CA


Winston Salem, NC

Modesto, CA


Saint Louis, MO


Winter Park, FL

Montgomery, AL


Saint Petersburg, FL


Napa County, CA


San Bernardino, CA


Niagara Falls, NY


San Francisco County, CA


Norfolk, VA


San Jose, CA


Norristown, PA


Santa Clara County, CA


 Stay tuned for even more high-resolution imagery from around the world on Bing Maps.

- Bing Maps Team