At least in my country (Philippines) it seems that Bing Maps has added a whole lot of new/updated satellite imagery sometime within the last two days. The scale of the update is mind-boggling. It’s as if Microsoft went on a satellite image shopping spree! The added imagery seems to have more than tripled the area that is available for tracing. 2012 will certainly be a very busy year for OpenStreetMap in my country, and that’s not just because of the license change. ;-)
Can people in other countries confirm this development?
Comment from Komяpa on 7 February 2012 at 18:28
Minsk updated in Belarus! the last imagery there was from year 2000 and for half a city :)
Comment from Vincent de Phily on 7 February 2012 at 18:43
That'd be Bing's "global ortho" project, and yes, it rocks :) We have our hands full up here in Ireland/Europe "digesting" the new imagery into OSM data.
Comment from Zverik on 7 February 2012 at 22:55
In Russia there's also a lot of imagery added. We are in awe: the first update since 2010!
Comment from onion on 8 February 2012 at 10:00
And now there is proper images from outside the Turku city center. Very nice.
Comment from Ohr on 8 February 2012 at 10:10
Also in DR Congo the areas with high-res imagery grew larger. They seem to be still limited to larger cities e.g. Lubumbashi but I think every new patch helps anyway.
Comment from melb_guy on 8 February 2012 at 14:00
I've noticed a lot of new imagery in Australia. Will help the mapping effort in regional areas in a massive way!
Comment from Mr_Israel on 9 February 2012 at 13:55
I couldn't find anything new or more detailed for Israel.
Seems like the newest sat images are in the north of Israel and in the capital city (Jerusalem) from 2009.
Tel Aviv is from 2006.
I'm not complaining but I was really hopping to get some more details for the mapping.
Thanks to MS for this anyhow.
Comment from Sanderd17 on 9 February 2012 at 21:11
All the images in Belgijm are from last summer. so very good.
Comment from marek kleciak on 14 February 2012 at 12:34
We have some new areas in Poland.