Microsoft Wants You to Know

Microsoft PR writes:

Today, the Bing Maps team is publishing their largest ever collection of satellite imagery release. In fact, this release is larger than all of the past Aerial releases combined!

Here are some key facts about the release:

  • This release of imagery, a whopping 165 terabytes of data, is more than double the prior amount of imagery. By itself, the Global Ortho release spans 1.03 million square kilometers.
  • Bing Imagery Technologies hit a milestone in June by completing 100% of aerial photography over the United States.
  • 100% of aerial photography over Europe is slated for completion this fall, and all updated imagery should be published by the end of 2012.

Check out the Bing Maps blog post to learn more about the release and see some striking aerial images.

In other Microsoft geonews, there's a half-day (free) session on Microsoft 8 Workshop on 7/3 at Reston VA: Getting Started with Creating Windows 8 Apps Using Geospatial Data offered in conjuction with Com.Geo. You need not register for, nor attend, Com.Geo to attend this free event. [Clarified per "Skinner's" comment below.]

- detials on Mobile America Blog


Published Monday, June 25th, 2012

Written by Adena Schutzberg