Bing Maps Gets Tons Of New Bird’s Eye ImageryBy: Chris Crum - June 11, 2013
Bing announced today that it has made some updates to Bing Maps, including the addition of its biggest batch of bird’s eye imagery to date. They’ve added about 270 terabytes of data, which they note is the equivalent of 100,000 DVDs worth.
Bing has now published a total of 1,452,958 sq km, or half a petabyte worth of bird’s eye imagery.
Most of of the new imagery is in the U.S., with a bit in Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Bing has also expanded venue maps and added a new “Report a Problem” feature.
“Ever need to find your seats at a football game? Lost in the Mall of America? With more than 4,700 Venue Maps in more than 59 countries on Bing Maps, you can navigate your way around malls, airports, amusement parks and more using your Windows phone, tablet, or PC!” Bing writes in a blog post.
“While on Bing Maps and within a zoom level of 1000 feet, purple and green polygons will appear to outline particular points of interest for a given venue. Green shading indicates restaurants, while stores appear purple,” Bing explains. “When you click on any outlined polygon, a directory will appear with a full list of points of interest and offer options to visually explore additional floors of the venue.”
To access the “Report a Problem” feature, just click on the point in question and click “Report a problem” in the box that appears.