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Why is it that the Bing Map control has a much lower resolution than the Website? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Why is it that the Bing Map control has a much lower resolution than the Website?

    Is this the nature of the control/policy or am I missing a setting?


    Dexter

    Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:38 PM

Answers

  • They should be the same resolution. It's possible that you might have a different imagery set turned on aerial/birdseye. It's also possible that new imagery is being tested on the bing site and hasn't yet be released to the API.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, December 2, 2013 9:32 AM
  • Yes. It's possible that the consumer site has new aerial imagery which hasn't yet been released to the API. This is normally done for testing. What area of the map are you looking at?

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Friday, December 6, 2013 9:24 AM
  • Ok, there is a couple of possible things here.

    • The Bing Maps site usually only shows up to zoom level 19 and then switches to Birdseye. Zoom level 20 & 21 are not fully supported for aerial imagery and are mainly there as some customer applications need the ability to zoom in closer to show their own information (i.e. apps that map the inside of buildings).
    • Which Bing Maps API/control are you using? It's possible that if you are using an old map control that it is not accessing the new imagery.
    • Are you accessing the tiles directly like the josm app? If so how are you doing this? There is a supported method for doing this, which is more involved than simply using the tile URL's in your own app.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:33 PM

All replies

  • They should be the same resolution. It's possible that you might have a different imagery set turned on aerial/birdseye. It's also possible that new imagery is being tested on the bing site and hasn't yet be released to the API.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, December 2, 2013 9:32 AM
  • I've switch between ariel and birds eye; are you referring to another setting when you say imagery set?

    Dexter

    Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:06 PM
  • Yes. It's possible that the consumer site has new aerial imagery which hasn't yet been released to the API. This is normally done for testing. What area of the map are you looking at?

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Friday, December 6, 2013 9:24 AM
  • Hi,

    I think we have examples of this problem here:

    http://josm.openstreetmap.de/ticket/9408

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:36 PM
  • Ok, there is a couple of possible things here.

    • The Bing Maps site usually only shows up to zoom level 19 and then switches to Birdseye. Zoom level 20 & 21 are not fully supported for aerial imagery and are mainly there as some customer applications need the ability to zoom in closer to show their own information (i.e. apps that map the inside of buildings).
    • Which Bing Maps API/control are you using? It's possible that if you are using an old map control that it is not accessing the new imagery.
    • Are you accessing the tiles directly like the josm app? If so how are you doing this? There is a supported method for doing this, which is more involved than simply using the tile URL's in your own app.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:33 PM
  • They should be the same resolution.

    As a further update.  At the time of reporting I could see, in the bing.com.maps site, that the aerial/birdseye view had a higher resolution (Zoom 20) imagery set.  Right now, I no longer see that higher resolution in the site and it "matches" what I am seeing in the JOSM application.

    So technically, the issue is resolved but I do wonder what has happened to the Zoom 20 image tiles served through the Bing maps consumer site and will they return?

    My locality, if its relevant, is Brisbane, Australia.

    • Proposed as answer by JasonWard101 Saturday, January 4, 2014 4:52 AM
    Saturday, December 28, 2013 7:21 AM