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Bing Maps gets its largest update to date – 165TB worth of aerial imagery

Bing Maps has received a huge update, amassing a total of 165 terabytes of information and imagery. This is the largest update to the mapping service ever and it’s larger than all of the past Aerial releases combined! To give you a little perspective the prior existing Aerial coverage of Bing Maps was 129 terabytes in total.

The update brings high-quality aerial photos of North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia with the total covered area being around 38 million square kilometers or roughly Russia’s land area multiplied by two plus the whole of India. Pretty impressive stuff.

The images were taken both by satellites and by special airplanes courtesy of the Global Ortho project.

Check out the Source link for detailed information and samples of the improvement.

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