Today, we are pleased to announce the following rendering and styling improvements to Bing Maps REST and SOAP Services imagery.

Gradient Land Color

We introduced a new gradient coloring for land areas that adjusts the brightness to your zoom level. The land color will now be lighter when zoomed out and get darker when zoomed in at higher levels of detail. Not only do these updates improve the overall aesthetic appeal of the maps, but they also help increase the contrast, making streets and other features more visible.

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Park Trails and Pathways

New styling helps clearly differentiate park trails and pathways from roads.

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- Bing Maps Team