[OSM-talk] Bing coverage - more levels

ant antofosm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 23:59:48 GMT 2011

On 09.02.2011 00:53, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
> Don't forget that because of the Mercator projection we use, a level
> 20 tile at the equator (like Singapore) shows the same spatial
> resolution as a level 19 tile at latitudes near 60 (N or S, like
> Helsinki).

...so someone make a Bing resolution map with 256 different levels...!

I get your point, but the single aim of this tool is to help people *get 
an idea* about where high resolution imagery is available.


> Helsinki at level 19:
> http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=60.17150065552734~24.93957236409227&lvl=19&dir=0&sty=a
> Singapore at level 20:
> http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=1.3051193488899742~103.83200242146012&lvl=20&dir=0&sty=a
> Note that the scale bar at the bottom of both views are practically the same.

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