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Friday, March 1, 2013

Bing Maps announced New Top of the World and High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Bing  Maps has announced a series of updates to its high-resolution imaging, with expanded coverage, better mapping of ocean floors, cloud filtering and more.

The prime options that Bing is touting involve what it calls “top of the world” imagery — those hi-res, top-down images. 

Bing Says, It includes bathymetry data from Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

This image has a resolution of 15 meters per pixel, providing coverage of the entire world!

Cloud covers filtering:


Bing processes its base satellite imagery and reduces cloud cover in area where views are often blocked by persistent cloud cover. Bing’s example photos of Oahu show how it works.

Bathymetric Shading


The topography of the ocean surface is represented by color shading (dark blues to light blues) indicating changes in ocean depth. An ocean mask minimizes areas generally obscured by ice and clouds. Combination of the ocean mask and bathymetric image provides a more meaningful view of the world oceans.

High Resolution Satellite Imagery

Bing Says, This month we are adding new High Resolution Satellite imagery with a total coverage of 13,799,276 sq km!

Overall, Bing says it’s added more than 13 million sq. kilometers of new top-of-the-world imagery. It will enhance overall viewer experience with Bing Maps and the Windows 8 App.