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Bing Imagery

Posted by dcp on 25 December 2010 in German (Deutsch)

First of this Bing imagery is great even if outdated!
Second, but more importantly, thanks to all the OSM experts for making it so easy to use.
However, can anyone tell me why many tiles are missing and replaced by an icon; Camera in circle with a diagonal line!
Example: My small town of Rheinbach in Germany. North Rheinbach has Bing imagery, south Rheinbach doesn’t.
N 50.6247 E 6.95

Merry Christmas

dcp

Comment from ALE! on 25 December 2010 at 11:49

It's quite easy: South Theinbach is not covered by Bing.

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Comment from Klaus Hartnegg on 25 December 2010 at 15:49

Not all areas are available with same resolution.
This shows that such a "resolution border" goes straight through Rheinbach:
http://mvexel.dev.openstreetmap.org/bing/?lat=50.626500&lon=6.950591&zoom=15

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Comment from dcp on 26 December 2010 at 17:49

Thank you for your very prompt answers.
However the nature of my question is more philosophical:
Why is it not available? Will it become available?

dcp

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Comment from Sanderd17 on 28 December 2010 at 12:19

That's up to Microsoft's decision. MS buys photo's with different resolution of different areas.

If they see a lot of advertisers come from that area and a lot of visitors too, they might invest in better images.

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Comment from dcp on 28 December 2010 at 19:36

Thanks sanderd17.
For me it is a pity as my main mapping area is to the south of my town.
That's the way the cookie crumbles!

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