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Bing Maps updated with over 200 terrabytes of HD images

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 22 Jul 2012 4:12 User comments (6)

Bing Maps updated with over 200 terrabytes of HD images Microsoft has updated its Bing Maps service with 215TB of high-resolution imagery.
The new images cover most of the U.S. and important cities in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Tokyo.

Dubbed "Bird's Eye," all of the new images were captured at "a 45-degree angle to provide increased detail of buildings and landmarks," says TT.

The 215TB is over 1.1 million files and covers roughly 230,000 square kilometers.

Altogether, Bing Maps now covers 1.39 million square kilometers, with a total of 302TB of data.

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6 user comments

122.7.2012 16:18

alot of data

222.7.2012 17:14

Beau Coup!

20 Year U.S.Army Veteran.Vietnam 1969-1972 101st Abn.Div.

322.7.2012 18:31

This still doesn't make Bing not crap.

422.7.2012 20:34

I use Yahoo Maps and it just sucks now. Need to switch..........I'll give this a fair go.

523.7.2012 11:55

Still rubbish....just checked my house via the satellite view, and its an image from over 4 years ago!
Also no street view available.
More like some kinda beta release....

629.7.2012 16:53

Well they sure did not update my house. It is very old picture. Considering I got rid of my satellite dish over 5 years ago. LOL

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