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Bing Maps "Birds Eye View"
Posted by: PPTXE ()
Date: April 15, 2019 12:02PM

Do you think they got rid of Bird's Eye View for national security reasons? Maybe it gave foreign militaries too good a view of our stuff?

Re: Bing Maps "Birds Eye View"
Date: April 15, 2019 03:36PM

Foreign governments have access to satellite data that is better than Bing.

However, anyone can pay to get the stuff from Bing (or Google etc.)
that Bing or Google won't show you. The public website maps are by
no means the complete or best stuff. They sell the good stuff.

So in summary, No, they didn't get rid of anything for national security reasons.

Any suggestion to the contrary is counter-intel disinformation.


PS. I just tried Bing to see what changed.
They changed the name "Bird's Eye View" to "Aerial View".
I also don't see how to rotate the view (of anything) like you can on Google.
I think you used to be able to do that.

"Bing Maps changed data providers for Birdseye imagery for a couple of reasons, one of the main ones being that the extreme cost of this feature doesn't justify the volume of usage this feature gets. A fairly small percentage of users use birdseye regularly. The new data provider is able to provide higher resolution imagery at a much more economical rate. "

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 04/15/2019 03:47PM by This Just In Fairfax.

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