Want to Know Where Bird’s Eye is Available in the UK on a Map?
We often get asked by our clients, and prospective clients, what areas of the UK are covered by Bird’s Eye imagery. Whilst we have a long list of place names this isn’t always helpful as what you really want is to see is the UK Bird’s Eye coverage plotted on a map.
Well we found one the other day that Microsoft have done and here it is (areas shaded yellow have Bird’s Eye):
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The two other questions that we often get asked are “Will our area have Bird’s Eye View imagery soon?” or “Will new imagery be released in our area?”. As the imagery is provided by <a href="http://www.blompictometry.com/">BLOM pictometry</a> (I was lucky enough to have a tour of the hanger and see the planes and the cameras they use – very cool!) and where and when routes are flown depends on a number of often uncontrollable factors, I am not even sure that Microsoft know the answer to this. However, if you want to keep up to date then please see the monthly releases in the <a href="http://bingmapsupdates.cloudapp.net/">Bing Maps World Tour</a>, a <a href="http://www.earthware.co.uk/products/default.aspx" target="_blank">bespoke mapping solution</a> which <a href="http://www.earthware.co.uk" target="_blank">Earthware</a> created for Microsoft, which clearly displays the details of all Microsoft’s monthly imagery releases (aerial imagery and Birds Eye views).