Bing Map images are not updated since years at several areas of India RRS feed

  • Question

  • When we compare Google map with Microsoft bing map, it seems Bing map is not even updated since years at India. It shows very old images.

    For example below two locations are having apartments since couple of years now, but Bing map still shows it as empty land.

    Longitude and Latitude which are not having any latest info since years are as below.

    19.19403500073.082819400 (Mumbai suburbs)
    17.47543420078.299065100 (Hydrabad suburbs)

    Kindly check and update India images as well. I would love to use Microsoft Bing map.

    I would like to know more on below questions.

    1) How frequently does this map gets updated?

    2) What is frequency of such updates in different countries?

    Shekhar Pawar MSDN Forum

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:09 AM


  • Took a quick look at these locations.

    • The imagery for Mumbai suburbs was captured on January 5th, 2014.
    • The imagery for the Hydrabad suburbs was captured on May 16th, 2012.

    Map imagery gets updated regularly, but varies by location.

    • Fast changing cities typically get updated every 2-3 years.
    • Slow changing cities (i.e. usually older cities that don't have much construction) get updated every 3 - 4 years.
    • Rural areas get updated every 5 - 10 years depending on the location (i.e. deserts don't change much in 10 years in terms of imagery, the dunes move but that's about it.

    These time scales are mainly for countries in which Bing Maps is licensed by companies; typically North/South America, Europe and Australia. That said, we do have a major imagery update planned later this year, but can't share any details at this time.

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    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:56 PM