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 of the world. This should take you some time to get through. And, FWIW, there are a few countries on the list that I’m wondering if you’d ever heard of – Seychelles or Comoros anyone? Their tourism boards need to step it up! Also, don’t let these pictures fool you – you can zoom in far closer than I’ve captured.


Albania



  • Berat

  • Butrint

  • Fier

  • Gjirokaster

  • Pogradec

  • Velipoje

  • Vlore

Australia


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  • Bacchus Marsh

  • Bunbury

  • Bundaberg

  • Coffs Harbour

  • Colac

  • Drysdale Clifton Springs

  • Fort Dundas

  • Geraldton

  • Hervey Bay

  • Kalgoorie Boulder

  • Kingston

  • Lismore

  • Lithgow

  • Macquarie Island

  • Nguiu

  • Rockhampton

  • Shepparton Mooroopna

  • Warragul

  • Whyalla

Bahamas



  • Bahamas

Belize


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  • Baranca

  • Belize City

  • Belmopan

  • Chetumal

  • Independence

  • Turneffe Islands

Bosnia and Herzegovina



  • Banja Luka

  • Tuzla

Botswana



  • Gaborone

  • Savute

Brazil


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  • Alagoinhas

  • Anapolis

  • Angra dos Reis

  • Apucarana

  • Aracaju

  • Aracati

  • Belem

  • Blumenau

  • Campinas

  • Cascavel

  • Caxias

  • Chapadao do Ceu

  • Coari

  • Cuiab &Vrzea Grande

  • Curitiba

  • Diamantina

  • Divinopolis

  • Florianopolis

  • Foz do Iguacu

  • Goiania

  • Guaruja

  • Iguacu

  • Imperatriz

  • Ipatinga

  • Itajai

  • Jericoacoara

  • Joao pessoa

  • Joinville

  • Juazeiro do Norte

  • Juiz de Fora

  • Jundiai

  • Limeira

  • Londrina

  • Macae

  • Macapa

  • Maceio

  • Marilia

  • Maringa

  • Ouro Preto

  • Paranagua

  • Paulista

  • Pelotas

  • Petropolis

  • Pipa Beach

  • Piracicaba

  • Ponta Grossa

  • Porto

  • Porto Seguro

  • Resende

  • Ribeirao Preto

  • Rio

  • Rio Grande

  • Santarem

  • Sao Carlos

  • Sao Joao del Rei

  • Serra Da Capivara

  • Sete Lagoas

  • Sumare

  • Taboao da Serra

  • Taubate

  • Teresina

  • Uberaba

  • Uberlandia

Bulgaria



  • Nessebar

  • Pleven

  • Plovdiv

  • Sliven

  • Varna

Canada


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  • Abbotsford

  • Alma

  • Barrie

  • Beloeil

  • Bowmanville

  • Brandon

  • Chateauguay

  • Edmonton

  • Fort McMurray

  • Kamloops

  • Kingston

  • Midland

  • Milton

  • North Bay

  • Penticton

  • Prince Albert

  • Sudbury

  • Swift

  • Sydney Nova Scotia

  • Timmins

  • Trenton

  • Val d’Or

  • Victoriaville

  • Walnut Grove

  • Yorkton

Cape Verde



  • Praia

Central African Republic



  • Bangui

Chad



  • Ndjamena

China


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  • Anyang

  • Badaling Great Wall

  • Baoding

  • Baoji

  • Baotou

  • Bengbu

  • Changchun

  • Changzhi

  • Chongqing

  • Dandong

  • Dongguan

  • Dongling

  • Dongying

  • Dunhuang

  • Hegang

  • Jiamusi

  • Jiaozhou

  • Jiaxing

  • Jilin

  • Jixi

  • Kashgar

  • Liaoyang

  • Panjin

  • Panzhihua

  • Qitaihe

  • Shiyan

  • Shuangyashan

  • Siping

  • Suzhou, North

  • Suzhou, South

  • Tangshan

  • Turpan

  • Wenzhou

  • Xingtai

  • Xinpu

  • Yangjiang

  • Yangzhou

  • Yichang

  • Yinchuan

  • Yingkou

  • Zhangjiakou

  • Zunyi

Comoros



  • Moroni

Costa Rica



  • Costa Rica

Côte d’Ivoire



  • Yamoussoukro

Croatia


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  • Osijek

  • Pula

  • Rijeka

  • Slavonski Brod

  • Zadar

Cuba



  • Cuba

Democratic Republic of Congo



  • Lubumbashi

Dominican Republic



  • Barahona

  • Las Calderas

  • Luperon

Eritrea



  • Asmara

Estonia


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  • Elva

  • Maardul and Tallin

  • Rapla

  • Saue

  • Sillamae and Tallin

  • Tallinn

  • Tartu

  • Turi

France



  • Aix-en-Provence

  • Ajaccio

  • Amiens

  • Angers

  • Antibes

  • Arles

  • Avignon

  • Beauvais

  • Belfort

  • Besancon

  • Béziers

  • Bordeaux

  • Bourges

  • Caen

  • Cannes

  • Chalon-sur-Saône

  • Chambéry

  • Charleville-Mézières

  • Châteauroux

  • Cholet

  • Clermont-Ferrand

  • Colmar

  • Dijon

  • La Rochelle

  • Laval

  • LeHavre

  • LeMans

  • Limoges

  • Monaco-Montecarlo

  • Mulhouse

  • Nantes

  • Nice

  • Nîmes

  • Niort

  • Orléans

  • Paris

  • Perpignan

  • Quimper

  • Reims 

  • Rennes

  • StNazaire

  • Strasbourg

  • Tours

  • Troyes

  • Valence

Gabon



  • Libreville

Great Britain



  • England

  • Scotland

Greece



  • Thessaloniki

Guinea-Bissau



  • Bissau

Hungary



  • Debrecen

  • Gyor

  • Miskolc

  • Mohacs

  • Szeged

  • Zalaegerszeg

India


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  • Agartala

  • Ahmadnagar

  • Aizawl

  • Akola

  • Aligarh

  • Alwar

  • Amravati

  • Anantapur

  • Ara

  • Asansol

  • Aurangabad

  • Bareilly

  • Bathinda

  • Belgum

  • Bhilwara

  • Bidar

  • Bihar

  • Bijapur

  • Bikaner

  • Bilaspur

  • Bokaro

  • Brahmapur

  • Burhanpur

  • Chandrapur

  • Daman

  • Darbhanga

  • Davangere

  • Dehra Dun

  • Delhi

  • Dewas

  • Dhanbad

  • Dhule

  • Dispur

  • Dispur

  • Durg

  • Etawah

  • Farrukhabad

  • Firozabad

  • Gandhinagar

  • Ganganagar

  • Gangtok

  • Gulbarga

  • Gwalior

  • Hapur

  • Hospet

  • Ichalkaranji

  • Imphal

  • Itanagar

  • Jabalpur

  • Jalgaon

  • Jalna

  • Jammu

  • Jamnagar

  • Jhansi

  • Karimnagar

  • Karnal

  • Kavaratti

  • Kharagpur

  • Kohima

  • Kolhapur

  • Korba

  • Kota

  • Kurnool

  • Latur

  • Madhyamgram

  • Mathura

  • Mirzapur

  • Moradabad

  • Muzaffarnagar

  • Muzaffarpur

  • Nadiad

  • Nagercoil

  • Nanded

  • Nasik

  • Ongole

  • Ozhukarai

  • Pali

  • Panaji

  • Panipat

  • Parbhani

  • Port Blair

  • Puri

  • Quilon Kollam Calicut

  • Raichur

  • Rajahmundry

  • Rajkot

  • Rajpur Sonarpur

  • Rampur

  • Ratlam

  • Raurkela Township

  • Rewa

  • Rohtak

  • Sagar

  • Saharanpur

  • Sambalpur

  • Sangli

  • Satna

  • Secunderabad

  • Shahjahanpur

  • Shimla

  • Shimoga

  • Shliguri

  • Sholapur

  • Sikar

  • Silvassa

  • Sonipat

  • Thanjavur

  • Trichur

  • Tumkur

  • Tuticorin

  • Udaipur

  • Ujjain

  • Ulubaria

  • Vadodara

  • Veraval

  • Yamunanagar

Japan



  • Kagoshima

  • Kanazawa

  • Nigata

  • Ooita

  • Sendai

  • Shizuoka

  • Shuto

  • Utsunomiya

Kenya



  • Kenya Volcanoes

  • Mombasa

Latvia


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  • Jurmala

  • Livani

  • Salaspils

Liberia



  • Monrovia

Lithuania



  • Alytus

  • Klaipeda

Luxembourg



  • Luxembourg

Madagascar



  • Antananarivo

Malawi



  • Lilongwe

Mauritania



  • Nouakchott

Mauritius



  • Port Louis

Mexico


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  • Acambaro

  • Campeche

  • Celaya

  • Chicomucelo

  • Chilpancingo

  • Ciudad Obregon

  • Ciudad Victoria

  • Ciudada Mante

  • Coatzacoalcos

  • Colima

  • Cuatrocienegas de Carranz

  • Hermosillo

  • Huixtla

  • Irapuato

  • Los Cocales

  • Los Mochis Ahome

  • Matamoros

  • Merida

  • Morelia

  • Oaxaca de Juarez

  • Pachuca de Soto

  • Patzcuato

  • Pedro Montoya

  • Puerto Penasco

  • San Blas

  • San Jaunito

  • San Luis Potosi

  • Santa Maria Del Rio

  • Tapachula

  • Tecozautla

  • Tehuacan

  • Toluca

  • Torreon

  • Uruapan

  • Veracruz

Moldova



  • Balti

  • Soroca

Montenegro



  • Budva

  • Tivat

  • Ulcinj

Namibia



  • Sossusvlei

  • Windhoek

Norway



  • Harstad

  • Mjoseregionen

  • Tromso

  • Vestfold Kyst

Panama



  • David and Bajo Boquete

Poland


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  • Gdynia

  • Glogow

  • Hajnowka

  • Kielce

  • Kolobrzeg

  • Legionowo

  • Malbork

  • Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki

  • Olsztyn

  • Poznan

  • Sopot

  • Starogard Gdanski

  • Suwalki

  • Torun

  • Wroclaw

Portugal



  • Lisbon

  • Porto

Republic of Djibouti



  • Djibouti

Republic of Macedonia



  • Kumanovo

  • Skopje

Romania



  • Braila

  • Constanta

  • Galati

  • Giurgiu

  • Hermannstadt

  • Medgidia

  • Slatina

  • Timisoara

Russia


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  • Abakan

  • Anapa

  • Andropov

  • Armavir

  • Astrachan’

  • Balakovo

  • Barnaul

  • Belgorod

  • Berezniki

  • Bratsk

  • Bryansk

  • Celabinsk

  • Chita

  • Derbent

  • Dubna

  • Grozny

  • Irkutsk

  • Juzno Sachalinsk

  • Kaliningrad

  • Kaluga

  • Kamensk Uralskij

  • Kazan

  • Kemerovo

  • Kolomenskoye

  • Korolev

  • Krasnodar

  • Krasnojarsk

  • Kyzyl

  • Lipeck

  • Murmansk

  • Naberezhnye Chelny

  • Niznekamsk

  • Orenburg

  • Orsk

  • Petropavlovsk Kamchatskyl

  • Piatigorsk

  • Pskov

  • Pyatigorsk

  • Saratov

  • Shakhty

  • Shushinskoe

  • Smolensk

  • Soci

  • Sokhumi

  • Stary Oskol

  • Stavropol

  • Sterlitamak

  • Surgut

  • Taganrog

  • Tambov

  • Terney

  • Tskhinvali

  • Tuapse

  • Tyumen

  • Vladivostok

  • Volgodonsk

  • Yaroslavl

  • Zlatoust

Serbia



  • Apatin

  • Novi Sad

  • Obrenovac

  • Prokuplje

  • Subotica

Slovakia



  • Liptovsky Mikulas

  • Piestany

  • Presburg

South Africa


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  • Barberton

  • Carletonville

  • De Aar

  • George

  • Harrismith

  • Kimberley

  • Ladysmith

  • Madikwe Game Reserve

  • Newcastle

  • Paarl

  • Pietermaritzburg

  • Plettenberg Bay

  • Port Alfred

  • Port Elizabeth

  • Queenstown

  • Richtersveld

  • Sabie

  • Saldanha

  • Sasolburg

  • Stanger

  • Umtata

  • Worcester

Spain



  • Coruna

  • Guipizcoa

  • Madrid

  • Santiago

  • Sevilla

  • Tarragona

Seychelles



  • Victoria

Tanzania



  • Ngorongoro Crater

Turkey


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  • Adana

  • Adapazari

  • Afyon

  • Aglasun

  • Akbuk

  • Aliaga

  • Anamur

  • Antalya

  • Aydin

  • Ayvlik

  • Balikesir

  • Bandirma

  • Batman

  • Bodrum

  • Bolu

  • Burdur

  • Bursa

  • Buyukcekmece

  • Cappadocia

  • Cesme Izmir

  • Corum

  • Denizli

  • Didim

  • Divigri

  • Dogubeyazit

  • Dortyol

  • Edirne

  • Erdek

  • Erzurum

  • Finike

  • Gazipasa

  • Giresun

  • Hattusha

  • Hatunsaray

  • Isparta

  • Izmit

  • Kahramanmaras

  • Kas

  • Koycegis

  • Kutahya

  • Limassol Pathos

  • Marmaris

  • Milas

  • Nazilli

  • Oludeniz

  • Osmaniye

  • Pamukkale

  • Samsun

  • Sartmahmut

  • Serik

  • Siirt

  • Sivas

  • Siverek

  • Tasucu

  • Tekirdag

  • Troy

  • Turgutlu

  • Urfa

  • Urla

  • Uruguaiana

  • Van

  • Yalova

  • Zonguldak

Ukraine


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  • Berdyansk

  • Bila Tserkva

  • Bilhorod

  • Boryspil

  • Chernihiv

  • Enerhodar

  • Horivka

  • Ivano-Frankivsk

  • Kerch

  • Kherson

  • Khmelnitskiy

  • Lviv

  • Mykolayiv

  • Nikopoll

  • Poltava

  • Sevastopol

  • Simferopol

  • Ternopil

  • Yevpatoriya

United States



  • Anaheim, CA

  • Arden, CA

  • Arlington, TX

  • Arvada, CO

  • Beaverton, OR

  • Bellaire, TX

  • Boulder, CO

  • Carrollton, TX

  • Compton, CA

  • Disney World, FL

  • East Los Angeles, CA

  • Elizabeth, NJ

  • El Monte, CA

  • Garden Grove, CA

  • Garland, TX

  • Gary Hammond, IN

  • Glendale, AZ

  • Henderson, NV

  • Houston, TX

  • Jersey City, NJ

  • Kenosha-Racine, WI

  • Malibu, CA

  • Mesquite, TX

  • Milwaukee, WI

  • Oak Park, IL

  • Olympia, WA

  • Orlando, FL

  • Overland Park, KS

  • Pasadena, CA

  • Plano, TX

  • Queens, NY

  • Richmond, VA

  • Seattle, WA

  • St. Louis, MO

  • Sunrise Manor, NV

  • Tampa West, FL

  • Trenton, NJ

  • Warren, MI

  • Waukegan, IL

  • West Palm Beach, FL

  • Yonkers Bronx, NY

Western Sahara



  • La ‘Youn

Zambia



  • Lusaka

Zimbabwe


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  • Harare

  • Victoria Falls

How you like them apples?


CP

Comments (10)

  1. sushovande says:

    The roads are wayyy off (I checked for Kolkata)

    Look here – four roads intersect in the middle of the airport!

    http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCC&cp=22.653324~88.451529&style=h&lvl=15&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=40039702&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

  2. Chris Pendleton says:

    Sushovande,

    We’re working to improve this. You can see the level of detail on our current Live Maps India site that we’ll get to leverage in the coming months: http://mapindia.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=22.568366~88.363037&style=r&lvl=11&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&where1=kolkata&encType=1.

    CP

  3. tronied says:

    Fantastic imagery update, but from the places I have tried so far none seem to display in 3D mode – is this right?

    Also, any update yet on any more V2 cities in the pipeline? Or has that been put on the backburner to other things you are working on?

  4. sushovande says:

    well that MapIndia is definitely an improvement, but there is still room for improvement. And it is pretty much crippled without a satellite overlay.

    I wish you and your team all the best in your endeavours!

  5. fromage says:

    Bravo.

    There’s some misprint for France list :

    Reims (instead of Remis)

    Troyes (instead of Troues)

    Clermont-Ferrand (Clermot-Ferrand)

  6. Nate Lawrence says:

    Strangely, I assumed that there would be overlapping use of servers to serve up tiles for all versions of Virtual Earth, but 2D AJAX seems to be the only one that has the update so far. How long does it usually take for them to show up in Virtual Earth 3D Beta, or in the Silverlight Map Control?

    I realise that the Silverlight version is still unreleased, but it appears to be using the same tiles as the other versions and not the typical 256pixel-square tiles that Seadragon typically uses. If further processing of the data must be done, how long of a delay will that be for each release in the future?

    Thanks for any answers you’re able to give.

  7. Chris Pendleton says:

    No reprocessing is required, but the tile sets have a generation ID that will need to be updated in the Silverlight control. We’ll do that when we update it. 3D should have the latest and greatest imagery without an update.

    CP

  8. Massimo Dragan says:

    Any plans to update imagery for NE Italy ?

    the imagery dates back 5/6 years

    any info much appreciated

    MD

  9. Chris Pendleton says:

    @Massimo – yes, unfortunately I can’t provide any timelines.

  10. cssi says:

    This is a great update.  The updates in Turkey work for me!