Microsoft Wants You to Know

It has a new collection of "aerial satellite imagery."

This updated includes [sic] more than 13 million square kilometers and a new top of world imagery that enhances the viewer experience within Bing Maps and the Windows 8 Map App. This is the most recent installment of imagery since November 2012.

The top of the world imagery was improved in the following ways:

·         New bathymetry data (ocean topography) from Scripps Institution of Oceanography

·         Cloud cover has been reduced to make areas, such as the Amazon basin, Tierra del Fuego, and several others, easily viewable.

·         More realistic transitions from ocean to land, around coastlines and islands, and color and contrast for places like Antarctica.

Experience it yourself by visiting Bing Maps or the Windows 8 Maps App. You can also check out the Bing Maps Blog more information on the imagery. 

-  Waggener Edstrom PR person for Microsoft

Published Friday, March 1st, 2013

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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