Microsoft has announced new Bing Maps imagery that covers areas in Canada. The latest update shows satellite imagery for three million square kilometres in the Great White North. With this release, Microsoft is continuing to expand its mapping platform.
With the new update, Bing Maps imagery covers Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Niagara Falls, Ontario and other locations.
In a blog post today, Microsoft discussed some of the more important new additions:
Peterborough, Ontario – Nicknamed “The Electric City”, Peterborough was the first town to use electric streetlights in Canada. Located in Central Ontario and harkening back to its technologically pioneering history, Peterborough is also home to operations of several large multinational companies and local technology businesses.
Niagara Falls, Ontario – Niagara Falls, Ontario, is located on the western bank of the Niagara River that flows into the famous Niagara Falls. The Niagara Falls make up three large waterfalls on the border between Ontario, Canada and New York, United States. Not only known for their natural beauty, the falls are also a source hydroelectric power, and are a popular tourist destination on both sides of the border.
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport – Get a pilot’s perspective when descending for a landing at the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Also known as the Jean Lesage International Airport, it is the second busiest passenger airport in Quebec after Montreal-Trudeau.
Bing Maps Expansion
Earlier in the month, Microsoft introduced new aerial images of locations in Australia and India. In total, Bing Maps covered 10,801,501 square kilometres of land, 7,685,768 square kilometers in Australia and 3,119,733 in India.
Included in this imagery was major cities and landmarks. For example, users can view high resolution images of Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney Opera House in Australia. In India, famous locations include the Akshardham temple, Taj Mahal, and Ambedkar Memorial Park.