Published on June 25th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson0
Bing Releases 165 Terabytes Of New Satellite Images
Even though Bing is on the receiving end of a lot of derision from the tech world when it comes to its search engine there are a growing number of people who have started to take second looks at Microsoft’s search service and coming away more positive than previously.
To help add some bulk to its service Bing has just released 165 terabytes of new satellite images to its mapping platform, making this the largest release in its history. Prior to this its largest release was 129 terabytes and this release also includes global ortho photographs as well.
This release includes images covering
- the Americas
In total this equals almost 38 million square kilometers of images.
Microsoft says that as of today, its Global Ortho project is 85% acquired and published. “Just this month, Bing Imagery Technologies hit a significant milestone by completing 100% of aerial photography over the United States,” the companys says. “The photography in Europe is slated to be finished by this fall and all updated imagery should be published by the end of 2012.”
via The Next Web