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The latest Aerial release includes 165 terabytes of new data

Bing has announced a new Aerial release to its Maps service, which happens to be its largest satellite release yet.

The latest Aerial release includes 165 terabytes of new data, which include satellite imagery and Global Ortho photography. The new imagery covers North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia with almost 38 million square kilometers covered.

The Global Ortho release totals 160 Areas of Interest (AOI) and stretches 1.03 million square kilometers. Now, Bing has a total of 1,266 AOIs over 9.54 million square kilometers.

According to Bing, this is its largest satellite release in Bing Maps' existence. Before the 165 TB of new data, there was only 129 TB of Aerial footage total, bringing the new total to 294 TB.

The new data can be seen in Bing Maps and the Bing Maps World Tour App.

Source: Bing

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By Pirks on 6/26/2012 6:22:00 PM , Rating: 5
And Bing recently added pretty neat public transportation map/routing/scheduling system to its maps. MS is on a roll baby woohoo. Competitionnn!! Yeah!

RE: Cool!
By MonkeyPaw on 6/27/2012 3:05:02 AM , Rating: 3
I wish MS would produce an "Earth" program too. Google Earth is a fun app to mess around on.

I do enjoy Bing bird's eye view, and I find Bing is actually more reliable in the sticks when it comes to finding and locating addresses. Google is often off by quite a bit, if it even produces a result.

RE: Cool!
By Reclaimer77 on 6/27/12, Rating: -1
RE: Cool!
By Sivar on 6/27/2012 11:46:33 AM , Rating: 2
I'm one of them.
While looking at real-estate, I found that Bing maps not only had better quality maps (for my area, at least), but also had them for many different angles which allows me to not only zoom, but rotate.
Take a look. Bing maps is clearly more useful than Google maps in many ways. Hotmail and IE still have a ways to go before catching up with their respective Google competition, but they have mapping down.

RE: Cool!
By Iketh on 6/27/2012 12:34:42 PM , Rating: 3
What wrong with IE9?

RE: Cool!
By Theoz on 6/27/2012 1:33:17 PM , Rating: 2
Agree that the visual features are more useful, but Bing suffers greatly in locating businesses compared to google.

RE: Cool!
By Ramstark on 6/29/2012 1:00:12 PM , Rating: 2
Well that just a matter of time, the more business and people create POIs in Bing Maps the more useful will be. I have used some augmented reality apps for Bing Maps and they are frankly awesome, it's amazing how many thins we can do now. We need something like the "Lego Build" in Bing!

By p05esto on 6/26/2012 10:12:33 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, bing maps are much better and more accurate than google maps. I also like the controls and birds eye view better. Each to his own.

By rickon66 on 6/27/2012 10:36:53 AM , Rating: 2
Bing search sucks, but their maps are the best.

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