[talk-ph] Microsoft Bing Maps *might* support OSM

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 05:16:13 BST 2010

Is there a way to request/demand bing to allow imagery tracing?
(Doesn't like MS to simply piggyback on our success, they should
definitely help in expanding mapping.)

On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 5:50 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Update on high-resolution imagery (I did a random search) so this will not
> be complete:
> 1. The original coverage of Metro Manila area (same extent as with Yahoo!)
> 2. Central Cavite (Naic to Silang), southeastern Laguna (San Pedro to Los
> Banos), mideastern Batangas (Santo Tomas to Batangas City, including Lipa),
> Parts of southern Rizal (Pililla and Talim Island) [this overlaps with #1]
> 3. Cebu City, 90% of Mactan Island, eastern Talisay, Mandaue
> 4. Legazpi up to Tiwi, Malilipot, Tabaco, Guinobatan, Daraga, Jovellar, down
> to Donsol (Sorsogon); Mayon summit is covered with clouds
> 5. Downtown Iloilo towards Oton and southern Mandurriao
> 6. Zamboanga City up to Pasonanca, and the southeastern islands
> 7. Cagayan de Oro
> 8. Downtown Puerto Princesa, *not* including Honda Bay
> 9. Tacloban (including San Juanico Bridge) down to Dulag (Bing has downtown
> Palo which Google doesn't)
> 10. Iligan down to the northern shore of Lake Lanao (almost all of Agno
> River is covered)
> 11. Cotabato City and nearby parts of Maguindanao and North Cotabato
> 12. Puerto Galera (I'm surprised!)
> There is NO coverage for Davao.
> On Sun, Jul 11, 2010 at 3:53 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 1. Bing Maps might offer an OSM layer in two weeks time (Tweet:
>> http://twitter.com/StevenFeldman/statuses/18185112894)
>> 2. More importantly, Bing is considering letting OSMers trace from Bing's
>> satellite imagery (but not yet).
>> (http://twitter.com/melaskia/status/18185271681)
>> As of November 2007, Bing Maps only has satellite imagery in the Metro
>> Manila area, as I blogged back then:
>> http://vaes9.codedgraphic.com/posts/barasoain_from_space
>> My blog post links to a KML file I made showing the extent of Yahoo!'s and
>> Microsoft's satellite imagery in the Philippines:
>> http://vaes9.codedgraphic.com/media/ymaps_livemaps_satellite_coverage_v1.0.kml
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