Hot on the heels of last week's Read/Write World effort, Bing Maps has announced another ambitious project that will improve its imagery collection.
It's called the Global Ortho Project and the goal is to provide consistent, high resolution (30 cms) imagery across every square inch of the United States and Western Europe by June, 2012. Some major cities and landmarks (like Cowboys Stadium above) already have hi-res imagery but, as any experienced online map user can tell you, the photos often get much worse in smaller towns and cities.
No more, Bing says.
In a video about the proj [...]
Related Topics: Channel: Local | Features: General | Microsoft: Bing Maps & Local