The map parts of Microsoft’s Bing world have been significantly updated, with MS adding some 215TB of new satellite imagery to its “Bird’s Eye” aerial views of the world. For a different viewpoint to the one offered by the omnipresent Google.
The latest Bing images cover 230,004 square kilometers of the planet, centred mainly on the developed bits people who have the internet live in, which takes Bing’s total photographic coverage up to around 1.4million square kilometers.
You can guesstimate the date some photos were taken by looking at the state of familiar parts of the landscape, with the Stratford Olympic development up there but looking a little tatty around the edges, which the south London Shard is nowhere to be seen. [Bing]