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…


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…


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 Forli, IT Latina, IT Milan, IT          Reggio Emilia, IT         Rome, IT          Norway…

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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 including our first use (and…

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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. We…

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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…

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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 Montgomery, AL Elmore, AL Baldwin, AL Pima County, AZ Mohave, AZ Coconino, AZ Orange…

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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 around the world…

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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) Seattle, WA (UltraCam Refresh) Las Vegas, NV…

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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. Belgium Verviers, Belgium Sint Niklass, Belgium Hasselt, Belgium Genk, Belgium Mouscron, Belgium Mons,…