Microsoft announced today that it has added over 121 TB of satellite and Global Ortho imagery to Bing Maps and the Windows 8 Maps app. The maps offerings now include over 15 million square kilometers of new data mostly covering South America, Africa, Asia and Europe, though there is some additional imagery in North America and Australia.
Following are some areas Microsoft is highlighting.
Laguna Chacaico, Argentina
Republic of the Congo
Coco, Costa Rica
"Our latest release of Global Ortho imagery includes 69 blocks and covers over 800,000 sq km," Bing says. "In total, we have published 10,777,300 square kilometers covering 100% of the United States and 83% of Western Europe! The Global Ortho project is nearing completion with only 4% remaining to be published."
Microsoft has also refreshed its Europe and U.S. desktop themes. There are now over 200 images for the U.S. and 175 for Europe, compatible with both Windows 7 and Windows 8.
The company also recently released a Hurricane Sandy Maps app.