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Microsoft's Bing team this week announced a handful of updates to Bing Maps, including the largest update of "Bird's Eye" imagery to date. Nearly 270 terabytes of data was added to Bing Maps, or put another way, the equivalent of 100,000 DVDs. In addition, the Bing team expanded venue maps and added a "Report a problem" feature. All tallied, Bing Maps has published 1,452,958 square miles -- half a petabyte of data -- of Bird's Eye scenes from around the globe. In case you're not aware, Bird's Eye imagery is captured at a 45-degree angle from low-flying aircraft. It gives the viewer a better sense... Read more...
Microsoft wants to remind you that Google isn't the only game in town. There's also Bing, and Bing Maps, the latter of which just received a pretty significant update with new top of the world and updated high resolution satellite imagery spanning more than 13 million square kilometers. "We are pleased to present our new seamless base satellite imagery provided by TerraColor. This imagery has a resolution of 15 meters per pixel, providing coverage of the entire world!," Microsoft said in a blog post. "This new imagery will enhance overall viewer experience with Bing Maps and the Windows 8 Maps... Read more...
When it comes to Apple’s much-maligned Maps, anecdotes about the app’s mapping errors are easy to find. But data makes a more compelling argument, and that’s what CrowdFlower set out to get. The results of its research led CrowdFlower to peg Google Maps as the most accurate mapper out there, with Bing taking place and Apple’s Maps taking second place. That’s in the U.S. – take Apple Maps to the U.K., and things start to get hairy. Business location accuracy results for major mapping services. Image credit: CrowdFlower CrowdFlower’s test involved... Read more...
Mapping and routing are two technologies that have become huge over the past few years, and they're only getting bigger. As more and more of the world becomes digitized for mobile consumption, companies are looking for more ways to interact with roads, geography, directions and reality of the live world itself. Google has already shown its innovation arm with Google Earth and Street View, and now Microsoft is hoping to steal some of that thunder with a showcase at the TED 2010 Conference in California. Blaise Aguera y Arcas is an architect at Microsoft Live Labs, and he has worked on Seadragon,... Read more...