Bing Maps was one of the first mapping services on the web to offer oblique 45-degree angle aerial imagery, also known as Birdís Eye. Bing Maps is still as committed as ever to offering fresh high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery. Over the last 12 months weíve been busy releasing refreshed and expanded Birdís Eye imagery and we want to make sure our customers and users are aware of the progress weíve been making. In this effort, weíre excited to say weíve released approximately 102,000 square kilometers of new Birdís Eye imagery spanning 100+ cities in the United States over the last several months with more to come.

Birdís Eye is a great complement to ortho (top down) imagery because it has much more depth and provides all four angled views of your destination or area of interest. This Birdís Eye imagery is sub-10 CM GSD (ground sample distance), which allows us to support more detailed levels of map zoom. Birdís Eye is available in the Bing Maps Web Control and Bing Maps REST Imagery API, allowing you multiple ways to offer this rich set of aerial imagery to your customers and users. Birdís Eye imagery is also featured at Bing.com/maps.

Here are some great examples of the recent Birdís Eye imagery that has been released to Bing Maps:


Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville, CA, on Bing Maps - Bing Maps - Directions, trip planning, traffic cameras & more


University of Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ, on Bing Maps - Bing Maps - Directions, trip planning, traffic cameras & more


Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX, on Bing Maps - Bing Maps - Directions, trip planning, traffic cameras & more


National Memorial for Peace and Justice, Montgomery, AL, on Bing Maps - Bing Maps - Directions, trip planning, traffic cameras & more


University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN on Bing Maps - Bing Maps - Directions, trip planning, traffic cameras & more

Cities and areas of interest that have recently been updated with new Birdís Eye imagery:

Abilene, TX Flint, MI New Haven, CT
Albuquerque, NM Fort Collins, CO Norfolk, VA
Antioch, CA Fort Lauderdale, FL Oklahoma City, OK
Apollo Beach, FL Fort Myers, FL Orlando, FL
Apopka, FL Fort Pierce, FL Pensacola, FL
Auburn, CA Fort Wayne, IN Peoria, IL
Augusta, GA Fresno, CA Phoenix, AZ
Austin, TX Greenville, SC Plant City, FL
Bakersfield, CA Gresham, OR Port Charlotte, FL
Boca Raton, FL Helotes, TX Reno, NV
Boise, ID Hemet, CA Rialto, CA
Bradenton, FL Henderson, NV Riverside, CA
Brighton, MI Hillsboro, OR Salem, OR
Broken Arrow, OK Idaho Falls, ID Salinas, CA
Brooksville, FL Indianapolis, IN San Antonio, TX
Cape Coral, FL Jackson, MS San Diego, CA
Carson City, NV Jacksonville Beach, FL San Jose, CA
Cedar Rapids, IA Jacksonville, FL San Mateo, CA
Charleston, WV Jupiter, FL Santa Clarita, CA
Chattanooga, TN Kalamazoo, MI Santa Cruz, CA
Chesterfield, MO Kennewick, WA Santa Fe, NM
Clarksville, TN Kissimmee, FL Santa Maria, CA
Clermont, FL Lafayette, LA Santa Rosa, CA
Columbia, SC Land O' Lakes, FL Sarasota, FL
Columbus, GA Lansing, MI Sausalito, CA
Corona, CA Lawrence, KS Shreveport, LA
Corpus Christi, TX Leesburg, FL Simi Valley, CA
Dade City, FL Los Angeles, CA Sioux Falls, SD
Dallas, TX Lubbock, TX Sonoma, CA
Davis, CA Lynchburg, VA South Bend, IN
Denver, CO Medford, OR Springfield, IL
Des Moines, IA Mobile, AL St George, UT
El Paso, TX Modesto, CA St Petersburg, FL
Eustis, FL Moncks Corner, SC Stockton, CA
Fairfield, CA Montgomery, AL Tampa, FL
Fargo, ND Mt. Pleasant, SC Tucker, GA
Fayetteville, NC Murrieta, CA Tucson, AZ
Fishers, IN Myakka City, FL Tulsa, OK
Venice, FL
Zephyrhills, FL

Be on the lookout for even more new Birds Eye imagery being released over the coming months.

- Bing Maps Team


Source: Weíve Released New Bird's Eye Imagery! | Maps Blog