[OSM-talk] Bing coverage

Toby Murray toby.murray at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 15:21:47 GMT 2011

What is your definition of "hires"? Zooming in on my city shows green
where I would consider the imagery to be decent but nothing
spectacular. (I think it is mostly just USGS ~1m imagery reused by

Nice bit of code though.


On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 8:41 AM, ant <antofosm at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have noticed mappers make various attempts to map coverage of Bing high
> resolution imagery. Some drawed areas around the imagery and stuffed them
> into relations, others created xml files etc. etc. (see the wiki page [1])
> I thought that a world coverage map wasn't feasible with those methods, so I
> took Martijn van Exel's Bing analyzer and tweaked in a way that it creates a
> simple red/green map of hires coverage (green=hires available, red=hires not
> available).
> You will see that only a few spots have been rendered so far, but that is
> due to the way it works: You must zoom in to a hires zoom level in order to
> trigger the rendering. Try it out:
> http://ant.dev.openstreetmap.org/bingimageanalyzer/
> cheers
> ant
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Bing/Coverage
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