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Bing adds over 5 million square miles of satellite imagery to maps

Microsoft updates Bing Maps with over 5 million square miles of aerial photos (NASDAQ:MSFT)
| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Sep 6, 2013 11:32 pm

Today, Microsoft announced on its Bing Blogs page that it has added an additional five million square miles of satellite imagery to its Bing Maps service. The update amounts to 316TB of aerial imagery from around the world being added to the service. In the image below, each yellow dot represents the new imagery that was added.




This is the first major update to Bing's imagery since June 12 of this year when the company added 270TB worth of high resolution satellite imagery of tourist location, including Rome, Milan, Stravanger, and Kaanapali. Today's update marks the largest addition to the search engine's map service since it was first launched. Head over to and check out some of the new imagery, and if you spot something cool, be sure to post a link to it in the comments.


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