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  • The Aerial Imagery is updated very often. New aerial imagery has been released on a quarterly basis on average. Note that updates are usually only for a specific area and not for the whole globe as it takes a lot of time to capture aerial imagery. Currently in Bing Maps most, if not all of the aerial imagery is 3 years old or less.

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    Saturday, August 11, 2012 2:03 PM
  • USDA is not listed as a data provider for Bing Maps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17831/about-bing-data-suppliers

    The aerial imagery in Bing Maps comes from a handful of sources. Most of the imagery in the US and Western Europe was captured by the Bing maps team themselves. Digital globe is used for imagery nearly everywhere else. Bing Maps has several big imagery updates planned over the year which will more than likely update the imagery where you are looking.


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    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:53 PM

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  • The Aerial Imagery is updated very often. New aerial imagery has been released on a quarterly basis on average. Note that updates are usually only for a specific area and not for the whole globe as it takes a lot of time to capture aerial imagery. Currently in Bing Maps most, if not all of the aerial imagery is 3 years old or less.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Saturday, August 11, 2012 2:03 PM
  • I can see why Bing imagery updates take a long time (high res images, multiple angle shots), but I wish their was a way to update the aerial imagery faster without sacrificing the details.
    Sunday, June 1, 2014 8:57 AM
  • The capture, cleaning and releasing process of the imagery process is speeding up every year. Several years ago it took 15 years to capture aerial imagery of the main land USA and western Europe using planes. Three years ago Microsoft made a special camera that allowed them to capture the same,resolution imagery from higher altitudes. Combine this with the growth and power of cloud computing and this allowed Microsoft to capture and release the same area in 2 years.

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    Sunday, June 1, 2014 11:12 AM
  • I know this thread is old, but I have not found a newer one.

    I am finding imagery that is over 3 years old in some places it is over 5 years old.  I see most of the rural areas are using the NAIP imagery provided by the USDA Spatial Data Gateway.  The USDA updates the imagery every other year, why would it take such a long time to process this USDA data?  If we could have access to even this USDA data, that would be better than the 5 year old data I have found in rural areas.


    • Edited by Nitro40 Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:43 PM
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:42 PM
  • USDA is not listed as a data provider for Bing Maps: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17831/about-bing-data-suppliers

    The aerial imagery in Bing Maps comes from a handful of sources. Most of the imagery in the US and Western Europe was captured by the Bing maps team themselves. Digital globe is used for imagery nearly everywhere else. Bing Maps has several big imagery updates planned over the year which will more than likely update the imagery where you are looking.


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    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:53 PM