New imagery for Virtual Earth

Microsoft continues to impress me with the pace of their imagery updates, all of which contain piles of data (10TB this time, according to their blog).

To go with the list of new/updated cities in 3D that we posted a few days ago, here is a list of cities with updated imagery.

New / Updated Oblique Imagery (Bird’s Eye)

  • New York / Newark, NY/NJ
  • Los Angeles / Long Beach / Huntington Beach, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Diego / Oceanside, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Boston, MA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Houston, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Portland, OR
  • Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN
  • Ft. Worth, TX
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Austin, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Tampa, FL
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Niagara Falls / Buffalo, NY
  • Eastbourne, United Kingdom
  • Gloucester, United Kingdom
  • Swindon, United Kingdom
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
  • Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Rome, Italy
  • Berlin, Germany

New Orthos (Ultracam)

  • Tucson,AZ
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Glendale, CA
  • Orlando, FL
  • Coral Springs, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Orlando International, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Augusta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Oak Park, IL
  • Springfield, MA
  • Worcester, MA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Gresham, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Mt. Rushmore, SD
  • Sturgis, SD
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Nashville Opry, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Fort Worth (West), TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Liverpool, Great Britain
  • Vannes, France
  • Lachine, Canada
  • Edmonton, Canada


  1. Thanks, they’ve been fixed now.

    I had caught a few other typos in the list from their blog, but wasn’t aware of those.

  2. Using the Virtual Globetrotting database I checked out some transients like planes in flight and it looks to me as though the Bird’s Eye View data is the same as has been there for quite a while.

    Also you can usually ‘hack’ the URL with the scene number to jump through the new data. In the last update Dayton, OH was the highest numbered scene at around 16050000 (give or take a few thousand). There are still no new scenes beyond that.

    I think this was a accidental re-announcement of the last update.

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