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  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release, April 2009

    Another massive release of imagery coming online for my fellow Virtual Earthlings to peruse. This release is a mere 9+ TB of data; however, it covers over 1 million square kilometers of Earth. Here’s the list of new areas that came online or were refreshed this month – all ortho, but a mix of satellite...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release, March 2009

    Another huge addition to the digitization of our planet just hit the web last night – 21TB - all ortho imagery launched into Microsoft Virtual Earth, powering Live Search Maps (and other Live Search properties). Now, this one isn’t huge in terms of terabytes, oh no. This is huge in terms of square kilometers...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery & Map Data Release, February 2009

    We just pushed 55TB of additional updated map data and new imagery into Virtual Earth (and Live Search Maps , of course). Another massive release…they just keep coming, don’t they? Obliques (Bird’s Eye) Italy Brindisi, IT Catanzaro, IT Cesena, IT Ferrara, IT Firenze, IT ...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release, January 2009

    The engine has been churning for a few months and we’ve finally pumped out another imagery release – a massive 37TB of data 100TB worth of data (initial calculations have been corrected, but seriously who cares? The coverage is expansive, regardless). Here’s where you can see the latest and greatest...
  • Blog Post: Map Data Release – January, 2009

    Just a quick note to mention that we updated the road data for North America, Europe and Asia in Microsoft Virtual Earth . You probably wouldn’t notice since this was just an update, unless, of course, your street wasn’t there and, well, it might be there now. No expansion in this release - just updates...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Data Release – December, 2008

    We’ve been doing some housecleaning the last 2 months with some of our road network data. As a result, a small blog post to let you know of a HUGE refresh / release (48TB worth) of all tile sets where vector information is included – Road, Hybrid Aerial, and Hybrid Bird’s Eye. Thus, we’re cleaning up...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release – October, 2008

    Another massive release of aerial photography for Virtual Earth – 41.07 TB worth.  Orthos Spain Barcelona Malaga Manresa Mijas Oviedo Sagunto Vigo Vilanova Vitoria Zaragoza Japan Sapporo Nagano Mt Fuji Nagoya Osaka-Kyoto Matsuyama Kobe Hiroshima Fukuoka-KitaKyushu Obliques (Bird’s Eye) United States...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth & DigitalGlobe - Worldwide Imagery Improvement

    Well, well, well what have we here? We now have access to one of the highest resolution global satellite imagery and aerial photography collections (460 million sq. km. + 1 million sq. km. per day moving forward) through a deal we've just struck with DigitalGlobe. We'll finally be able to backfill areas...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release - September, 2008

    For those of you who follow the imagery releases, there was no release for August. September, however, is now live and contains the following 46TB of imagery and vector updates. Orthos Yakima, WA Springfield, MO Spokane, WA Portland, ME Grand Rapids, MI Billings, MT Minneapolis, MN (UltraCam Refresh...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release - July 2008

    14.3 TB of new imagery for Microsoft Virtual Earth. Save money on gas....use Live Search Maps powered by Virtual Earth . Ortho United States (UltraCam, Microsoft Proprietary) Elizabeth, NJ West Allis, WI    Paterson, NJ Pasadena, TX Austria Entire country! Belgium Tournai, Belgium Aalst...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release - June, 2008

    20TB of new imagery....laughable compared to the 69TB+ from May's Virtual Earth Imagery Release ; then again, when's the last time you transferred 20TB of data? :) Here's the list for June: Orthos (Microsoft UltraCam) Toledo, OH Iowa City, IA Independence, MO Gary/Hammond, IN Fort Wayne, IN Duluth, MN...
  • Blog Post: Publish Your Aerial Photography to Virtual Earth

    We're just starting a new program called "GoVE" which enables municipalities, state and local governments, aerial photographers, carrier pigeons, whoever, to share your imagery with Microsoft for publishing onto Virtual Earth the platform that powers thousands of enterprise applications, not...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth May Imagery Release - 69.2TB!

    Are you kidding me? 69.2 Terabytes?? I was once asked at a show how Microsoft handles so much data when transferring it over the Internet to the data centers. New 3D models (Version 2 of the processing software). In addition to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas and Phoenix we've added Vienna, Seattle and...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Release - April, 2008

    A mere 22 TB of data this month is highlighted by Obliques (Bird's Eye) in Canada, Australia and Greece and ortho imagery in India! Check out the details below: Microsoft Ultracam Orthos Pueblo, CO Wilmington, DE St. Joseph, MO Graceland, TN Memphis, TN Mesquite...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery - March 2008

    42.85 TB make up our March release of Virtual Earth data. Insane. Plus, we're hosting a whole new tile set that is out of this world! Orthos USA § Las Vegas, NV § Denver, CO § Phoenix DT, AZ § San Luis Obispo, CA Austria/Switzerland Orthos: § Vienna, Austria § Bern, Switzerland...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Data / Imagery February Release

    3D Cities United States Pueblo, CO Bridgeport, CT Stamford, CT Portland, ME Battle Creek, MI Grand Rapids, MI Warren, MI Springfield, MO Billings, MT Trenton, NJ Henderson, NV Sunrise Manor, NV Rochester, NY Syracuse, NY Allentown, PA Olympia, WA...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery, January 2008

    27+ TB of imagery have just been added to Virtual Earth. 3D Cities USA Redding, CA Colorado Springs, CO Fort Collins, CO Des Moines, IA Sioux City, IA Waterloo, IA Boise City, ID Decatur, IL Ann Arbor, MI Dearborn, MI Flint, MI Kalamazoo, MI Lansing, MI Lincoln, NE Omaha, NE Reno, NV Ogden, UT Bellingham...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery - December 2007

    The latest release of imagery and photogrammetrics includes 36.3 TB of photography and models of 58 new cities worldwide! At a high level we've updated the Manhattan imagery, added 44 new cities with our Microsoft (Vexcel) ortho imagery, 36 new US bird's eye areas, 26 new European bird's eye areas, 5...
  • Blog Post: Live Search Maps - China!

    We've launched our Live Search Maps site in Chinese ! Not only that but we have street data for China! The first public release supports most basic map and local search features across China with details for 114 cities, plus a Public Transit feature for 11 cities, but without Driving Directions and Public...
  • Blog Post: November Worldwide Imagery Update...OMG

    Ok imagery junkies, get ready to overdose.....33.7TB....are you kidding? 3Di/Boulder hi-res Orthos/Aerial Imagery: Saitama, Japan Ontario, CA Fullerton, CA New Haven, CT Hartford, CT Cedar Rapids, IA Lowell, MA Raleigh, NC Charlotte, NC Greensboro, NC Durham, NC Fayetteville, NC Syracuse, NY Winston...
  • Blog Post: October Data and Imagery Drop

    Another huge drop of data for your liking (38.1 TB). Here are the details: Vector North America and Europe Refresh of all North American and European road information Oblique Imagery (Bird's Eye) United States Worcester, MD Orange, CT Select areas of Connecticut Warren, NJ Hunterdon, NJ Cape May,...
  • Blog Post: New Imagery and 3D Models

    More, more, more - 10TB more...... New / Updated cities in 3D Augusta, GA Denver, CO Avondale, AZ Gilbert, AZ Glendale, AZ Mesa, AZ Peoria, AZ Phoenix, AZ Tempe, AZ Tuscon, AZ Fort Worth (West), TX Chicago, IL Coral Springs, FL, Nashville Opry, TN New / Update Oblique Imagery (Bird's Eye) New York...
  • Blog Post: Additional August 2007 Imagery

    We broke up the August release (in case you were wondering why there was only oblique {bird's eye} imagery in the last release ). Yep, more imagery - we know you love it - and, it's all live today on Live Search Maps . Here's the latest (mostly ortho - 9.5 TB): USA Hi-Res Orthos (aka Aerial and Hybrid...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Earth Imagery Update - August 2007

    Better late than never, but I guy's gotta take vacation after the fiscal year! In case you haven't seen it elsewhere, here's the latest imagery updates pushed out to Live Search Maps / Virtual Earth (15.65 TB in all): New 3D Cities: a. Montreal, Canada. b. Toulouse, France. US Obliques...
  • Blog Post: You want MORE, BETTER, NEWER imagery?

    How's this for a Virtual Earth imagery, cartographic map and 3D model update? Yes, the API is updated too. :D 1.) Updated road/hybrid map styling for the entire world . o Includes… § New road map data for North America. § New Japanese road data tiles for Japan. § New European map style...
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