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Bing imagery covers the globe with varying detail levels. Most of the globe is only available as very low resolution satellite imagery. This is effectively nasa Landsat imagery forming the base-line for any areas where Bing does not have better imagery coverage. The areas where Bing does have better coverage, are what's really of interest. Within these areas we see a variety of available resolution levels, and ages of the imagery.

Coverage analyzer tool

Bing coverage analyser showing Scotland in February 2011. As in many parts of the world, bing has since added coverage and the tool hasn't fully updated with new green areas yet

A coverage tool is available which allows you to view and discover areas of bing coverage:

http://ant.dev.openstreetmap.org/bingimageanalyzer/

Interpreting and updating

This tool will draw a coverage map. Red is bad (only low-res fuzzy imagery available) Green is good (hi-res imagery available). Other shades of blue are very good (extra hi-res imagery available).

But the map has lots of uncoloured areas. The tool actually fills in these colours when people viewing it at hi zoom levels, so you can help trigger it to fill in a patch, if it is of particular interest. In this way it fills in and updates the colours on an interest-first basis. Clever, but also rather weird and confusing. It's extra confusing because you need to note these awkward quirks of the tool:

  • The bing slippy map seems to fail every now and then and refuse to show any colours, perhaps due to tile serving issues when the dev server is busy. You can usually trigger it to refresh and sort itself out, by clicking 'permalink/refresh' in the top right.
  • No new red/green status is produced until you go in to zoom level 14 (or above). This is the magic zoom level to aim for if you want to fill in/update patches on the red/green map. Current zoom is given in the top right.
  • Lower zoom red/green maps are generated afterwards, but only if requested, so if you pan around at zoom level 14, you still wont see a good overview map, until you (or somebody else) view the area at zoom level 13, and then view the area at zoom level 12 etc.
  • Some red patches are wrong, and when you zoom in, they turn to green. This is because recently bing have been adding lots more areas of hi res coverage. Great news, but it means this tool is extra confusing. A red patch may only be red because nobody's zoomed in to turn it green yet.

Age of tiles tool

This is a modified version of the original Bing analyzer ( http://mvexel.dev.openstreetmap.org/bing/ ) which lets you check coverage and approximate capture date for Bing aerial imagery. The dates shown in this application are taken from the tile metadata as provided by Bing. It's the best we have in the way of metadata. Zoom in and out to see even different ages of each zoom levels! See discussion for error reports.

Boundaries in the data?

Arguably you should not put boundary data into OpenStreetMap. Particularly do not group them into boundary relations. Large, detailed relations can be exceptionally slow to retrieve and cause very high server load, and will generally cause problems at the browser end when accessing via an OpenLayers slippymap client. Significant problems have already been caused by people trying to map coverage with a relation, and then posting the relation URL.

Instead you might make a simple .osm file indicating coverages, uploaded it elsewhere, and link to it.

But for getting a view of Bing coverage you can also simply link to the tool above (it has a 'permalink' feature in the top right)

The coverage lists

The following sections list locations and cities covered by Bing Map's Aerial Imagery.

You can use this page for recording coverage, although tools like the one above make this less necessary,


Bing coverage increased dramatically in 2012/13. These lists are mostly out-of-date and the above tool renders them largely unnecessary

Contents

Africa

Algeria

  • Algiers area (same as Yahoo Aerial Coverage)
  • In Tlemcen Province
    • Tlemcen City area
    • A part of Maghnia Town
    • Large part of Nedroma District (but not Noedroma town)
    • Large part of Marsat Ben M'Hidi and Baba Aïssa Districts

Angola

Botswana

  • Francistown
  • Gaborone
  • Ghanzi
  • Maun
  • Serowe
  • Shakawe

Burkina Faso

  • Ouagadougou

Burundi

  • Bujumbura

Cameroon

  • Douala

Cape Verde

Coverage by zoom level (note: Potlatch only allows editing at minimum zoom 13, and iD only at zoom 16)

Full coverage at max zoom (19):

Patial coverage at max zoom:

  • Santo Antão (only the upper-right half, including the 3 main cities)
  • São Vicente (everything, except the rightmost part)
  • Maio (the leftmost 2/3)

No coverage at max zoom:

Central African Republic

  • Bangui

Chad

  • N’Djamena

Comoros

Congo-Brazzaville

  • Brazzaville

Congo-Kinshasa

  • Kinshasa (with Brazzaville, CG)
  • Lubumbashi
  • Zongo (with Bangui, CAR)

Côte d’Ivoire

  • Abidjan
  • Yamoussoukro

Djibouti

  • Djibouti

Egypt

Not covered : Qena

Eritrea

  • Asmara
  • Asseb

Ethiopia

  • Addis Ababa

Gabon

  • Libreville

Ghana

  • Accra

Guinea-Bissau

  • Bissau

Guinea-Conakry

  • Conakry

Kenya

All of Kenya has better resolution on Bing images than on LandSat or Yahoo, but especially detailed are:

  • Nairobi (especially the west of Nairobi was not available in high resolution before)
  • Nakuru area
  • Mombasa

Liberia

  • Monrovia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

  • Lilongwe

Mali

  • Bamako
  • Timbuktu

Mauritania

  • Nouakchott

Mauritius

  • Port Louis

Morocco

Large parts of the country are covered.

  • Way 92939448 - Fez, Meknes, Taza, Tetouan
  • Agadir
  • Casablanca
  • Guelmim
  • Marrakesh
  • Rabat
  • Tangier
  • Tiznit

Mozambique

  • Maputo
  • Ressano Garcia

Nambia

  • Windhoek
  • Swakopmund
  • Rehoboth
  • Mariental
  • Lüderitz
  • Gobabis
  • Grootfontein
  • Otjiwarongo
  • Oshakati
  • (Far Eastern Caprivi)
  • B3 (Nambia) - N10 (South Africa) border crossing.

Niger

  • Niamey

Nigeria

Rwanda

Senegal

  • Dakar

Sierra Leone

Somalia

  • Mogadishu

South Africa

Eastern Cape

  • Port Elizabeth
  • Grahamstown
  • East London
  • Mthatha
  • St Francis

Free State

  • Bloemfontein
  • Welkom / Matjhabeng

Gauteng

  • Johannesburg
  • Pretoria

KwaZulu-Natal

  • Bulwer
  • Durban
  • Harding
  • Lady Smith
  • Margate
  • New Castle
  • Pietermaritzburg
  • Port Edward
  • Port Shepstone
  • Richards Bay
  • Ulundi
  • Underberg

Limpopop

  • Polokwane
  • Makhado / Louis Trichardt
  • Messina

Mpumalanga

  • Albert Luthuli / Carolina
  • Badplaas
  • Delmas
  • eMalahleni / Witbank
  • Govan Mbeki / Secunda
  • Graskop
  • Komatipoort
  • Nelspruit / Mbombela
  • Nkomazi
  • Mkhondo / Piet Retief
  • Msukaligwa / Ermelo
  • Ogies
  • Pilgrim's Rest
  • Sabie
  • Thambo Chweu / Lydenburg
  • Vaalbank
  • Waterval Boven

North West

  • Brits
  • Potchefstroom
  • Klerksdorp (Eastern portion)
  • Rustenburg
  • Mmabatho

Northern Cape

  • Pofadder
  • Calvinia
  • Okiep
  • East of Alexander Bay (Richtersveld)

Western Cape

  • Cape Town
  • George

Seychelles

  • Victoria

Sudan

  • Khartoum

Tanzania

  • Dar es Salaam
  • Ngorongoro conservation area Way 130724251
  • Part of Serengeti National Park Way 130724252

The Gambia

  • Banjul

Togo

  • Lomé

Tunisia

Uganda

  • Kampala

Western Sahara

  • El Aalún

Zambia

Zimbabwe

  • Bulawayo
  • Harare
  • Victoria Falls Way 88194738

Asia

Armenia

China

Combined coverage of China Relation 1379948 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Indonesia

Java

Combined coverage of Java Relation 1580709 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Sulawesi

Combined coverage on Sulawesi Relation 1580742 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Iran

  • Ardabil
  • Bandar-e Torkaman
  • Birjand (partly covered in clouds)
  • Bojnurd
  • Damghan
  • Emamshahr (Semnan)
  • Esfahan
  • Gonbad-e Qabus
  • Gorgan
  • Hamadan
  • Karaj (partly covered in clouds)
  • Kashan
  • Kashmar
  • Kerman
  • Mashhad
  • Neyshabour
  • Qazvin
  • Qom
  • Rasht
  • Sabzevar
  • Shiraz
  • Shirvan
  • Tabriz
  • Taybad (heavily covered in clouds)
  • Tehran
  • Torbat-e Jam
  • Zahedan
  • Zanjan

Israel

As of Sept. 2012 it doesn't make sense to show a boundary to available sat images as all Israel beside the way bellow is available:

Japan

Details: http://osm-ja.sourceforge.jp/bing-hires-japan.osm

Hokkaido

  • Wakkanai
  • Sapporo
  • Nemuro
  • Tomakomai
  • Chitose
  • Muroran
  • Hakodate
  • Iwamizawa

Tohoku

Aomori

  • Aomori
  • Hachinohe

Iwate

  • Morioka - Hananomaki - Kitakami - Oshu

Miyagi

  • Sendai

Yamagata

  • Murayama - Higashine - Tendo - Yamagata

Fukushima

  • Iwaki

Kanto

Gunma

  • Maebashi

Ibaraki

  • Hitachinaka
  • Inashiki
  • Itako
  • Joso
  • Mito
  • Moriya
  • Namegata
  • Ryugasaki
  • Tsuchiura
  • Tsukubamirai

Saitama

Tokyo

Tochigi

  • Utsunomiya
  • Oyama

Kanagawa

Chubu

Shizuoka

  • Fujisan (Mt. Fuji)
  • Shizuoka

Aichi

  • Nagoya

Gifu

  • Gifu
  • Takayama

Nagano

  • Nagano

Hokuriku

Niigata

  • Niigata - Tsubame - Nagaoka

Toyama

  • Toyama - Takaoka - Himi - Tonami - Nanto

Ishikawa

  • Kanazawa - Komatsu

Kinki

Osaka

  • all but Izumisano - Sennan - Hannan

Wakayama

  • Goboh - Tanabe - Shirahama - Susami

Kyoto

  • Kyoto - Muko - Yawata - Kizugawa

Nara

  • Nara - Gojo

Hyogo

  • Nishinomiya - Kobe - Akashi
  • Himeji - Aioi

Chugoku

Hiroshima

  • Hiroshima

Okayama

  • Onomichi
  • Fukuyama
  • Iwakuni

Tottori

  • Yonago

Shimane

  • Matsue

Yamaguchi

  • Iwakuni - Houfu
  • Ube
  • Shimonoseki

Shikoku

Kochi

  • Kochi

Kagawa

  • Takamatsu

Ehime

  • Matsuyama

Kyushu/Okinawa

Miyazaki

  • Miyazaki - Aoshima

Fukuoka

  • Kitakyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Kurume

Saga

  • Saga

Kagoshima

  • Kagoshima - Sakurajima

Jordan

  • South of Amman; Madaba, Dead Sea coast, Wadi Musa, south to Saudi border
  • Aqaba
  • Eastern Desert Way 87318192 Way 87318193

Lebanon

Malaysia

Overview: Relation 1903784 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Maldives

Mongolia

Many new high resolution material around major cities

Nepal

  • Kathmandu
  • North from Jaynagar (and osm is empty there)

Oman

  • Sohar
  • Sur

Philippines

Please check out the High-resolution_imagery wiki page specific for the Philippines.

Saudi Arabia

Sri Lanka

  • Large areas along the coast and the Upcountry are covered.

Syria

Thailand

A lot of areas have Bing high resolution coverage. Boundaries are marked by a simple way with "note=Bing Aerial Imagery Coverage". An overview is available at Relation 1302934 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

You can switch on a map overlay on http://compare.osm-tools.org/ to show the boundaries and directly launch an edit session in case you have JOSM running. Aerials need alignment. Misalignment might vary so double check with existing GPS tracks. Use common sense.

VietNam

  • Fairly good around HaNoi
  • Even better around DongHoi
  • Good around CanTho

Europe

Austria

Only some cities and some border regions are covered by aerial imagery; for the rest of the country only satellite imagery is available.

  • Lochau: about 70 cm/px
  • Dornbirn: about 70 cm/px
  • Feldkirch: about 70 cm/px

Belgium

  • The entire country seems to be covered by pretty high resolution imagery. Brussels seems to have more precise imagery than smaller cities

Bosnia

Bulgaria

Coverage Bulgaria

Most of the country is covered.

Complete view: Relation 1338717 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Croatia

Czech Republic

Complete view: Relation 1338862 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

  • Prague (seems also some area around Prague is included in the coverage - parts of Central bohemia, with thin strip of coverage all the way up to northern border) and also somewhat south (Ending approximately at line Hostomice - Voznice - Slapy - Netvorice)
  • Brno and some surrounding area (up to border with Austria to the south). Parts are blocked by clouds.
  • Other large cities (Ostrava, Pilsen, Liberec ...) seems to be not covered
  • Prostějov. The area extends to the north and also includes piece of Šumperk. Olomouc is not covered.
  • Prachatice, southern part of Strakonice.

Denmark

Denmark is fully covered by recent Bing imagery (2012).

Finland

Bing high resolution coverage in Finland 3.3.2011

Bing high resolution coverage in Finland ordered from north to south: Relation 1304749 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

  • Kouskerniemi-Kiimasselkä-Kharriyarvi(Russia) Way 96435734 (Aug/2007 Zoom 19)
  • Kemi Way 96005392 (Jun/2010 Zoom 19)
  • Kuusamo-Suomussalmi border strip Way 96426072 (Aug/2007 Zoom 19)
  • Oulu Way 87263362 (Zoom 19)
  • Ylikiiminki Way 96046780 (Zoom 19)
  • Raahe-Ylivieska Way 96421477 (Jun/2010 Zoom 19)
  • Kokkola-Vörå-Vimpeli Way 101216331 (Jun/2010 Zoom 19)
  • Sukeva-Siilinjärvi Way 96018608 (May/2010 Zoom 19)
  • Vaasa Way 87279357 (Zoom 19)
  • Laihia-Isojoki including Jurva, Teuva and Kauhajoki Way 101221779 (May/2010 Zoom 19)
  • Soini-Ähtäri-Ruovesi Way 96015769 (May/2010 Zoom 18)
  • Kuopio Way 87831596 (Zoom 19)
  • Kaavi-Enonkoski Way 96019683 (Jul/2010 Zoom 19)
  • Juva-Lappenranta Way 102701326 (May/2010 Zoom 18)
  • Joensuu Way 87283358 (Zoom 19)
  • Jyväskylä Way 87842854 (estimated 2007 Zoom 19)
  • Rauma-Pori-Merikarvia Way 101221779 (Jun/2010 Zoom 19)
  • Seitsemisen-Nokia-Humppila Way 102687761 (Apr/2009 Zoom 18, partly cloudy)
  • Kuru-Tampere-Urjala Way 102687759 (May/2009 Zoom 18)
  • Tampere, Pirkkala, Nokia, Ylöjärvi Way 87280127 (Zoom 19, overlapped by Kuru-Tampere-Urjala May/2009 area zooms until 18)
  • Rautjärvi-Nurmijärvi and a bit of Russia Way 86552998 (May/2009 Zoom 19)
  • Humppila-Ekenäs Way 102687760 (Apr/2009 Zoom 18)
  • Hämeenlinna Way 87825191 (Zoom 19)
  • Lahti, Hollola Way 87262292 (Zoom 19)
  • Jaala-Loviisa Way 96414099 (Jul/2009 Zoom 18)
  • Utti-Kotka Way 96011129 (Apr/2009 Zoom 18)
  • Luumäki-Hamina Way 102697561 (Jun/2010 Zoom 18)
  • Lappeenranta Way 86553003 (Zoom 19, overlapped by Juva-Lappenranta May/2010 area zooms until 18)
  • Imatra and a bit of Russia Way 86553007 (Sep/2006 Zoom 19)
  • Vainikkala Way 96441953 (May/2007 Zoom 18)
  • Turku region including Rasio, Kaarina and Naantali Way 87288825 (summer 2008 Zoom 19)
  • Kirkkonummi Way 102693322 (Jun/2006 Zoom 17)
  • Espoo north strip Way 102693323 (Zoom 17)
  • Espoo Way 102693334 (Zoom 19)
  • Espoo sea Way 102693320 (Jun/2006 Zoom 17)
  • Riihimäki-Helsinki Way 87274361 (Jul/2010 Zoom 19)
  • Helsinki sea Way 102693337 (Jun/2006 Zoom 17)
  • Kotka Way 87558055 (Zoom 18, overlapped by Utti-Kotka Apr/2009 area at lower zooms)
  • Virolahti-Vilkkilä-Pattso(Russia) Way 86552997 (May/2007 Zoom 19)

France

  • In principle, all images are provided by IGN. Please don't use Geoportail to retrieve more recent images, the Geoportail license is not compatible with OSM ! You can only use the images downloaded through the BingMaps API. See the coverage and resolution in this VirtualEarth blog entry (previous name of Bing Maps).
  • Some cities (e.g. Strasbourg) are covered by Blom with 20cm/pixel.

Germany

  • Baden-Württemberg Southwest of Germany seems to be from about Spring 2001.
  • Bavaria
    • Munich has resolution similar to Google; imagery is from 2006.
    • Region around Nuremberg (North-Bavaria) has resolution similar to Google; imagery is from about spring 2001 and offset is in good accordance with gps traces.
  • Brandenburg
    • Southeast of Brandenburg [1], high-resolution imagery from april 2011, to get the best result use mercator-projektion and an offset of 0.00;-5.00
  • Hesse high-resolution imagery looks similar to Google-satellite - seems also to be the same timeframe (about 10a old) - didn't check about shifts - yet.
    • Updated high-res aerial imagery from 2012 available at least in areas around Frankfurt!
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    • Bonn (probably the whole Bonn-Cologne region) slightly better resolution than Yahoo and broader region. Images are about 5-7 years old, which is newer than Yahoo was and are pretty blurred. There is a little positional difference compared to Yahoo (larger difference on hills).
    • Remscheid has excellent resolution.
  • Schleswig-Holstein
  • Thuringia has resolution similar to Google; imagery is from about 2001-2002.

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

More than 80 % of Iceland is covered by recent Bing imagery. However in some places the imagery has quality issues (cloud cover, very dark etc). Use the Coverage Analyzer Tool to see current coverage.

Ireland

Irish Coverage Map

Precision Aerial Program

Italy

Only the major cities seem to have a resolution which is higher than already available from Portale Cartografico Nazionale.

Images from the Milan area seem to be mostly from late 2007; sometimes they are mixed with imagery that is a few years older.

A quick sample from the Milan area seems to be aligned precisely at ground level, while objects above (buildings, bridges) or below may be slightly misaligned. Misalignments are likely to occur also in hilly areas or in the mountains (if someone has any experience on that, please add it here).

In some places there are visible artefacts and offsets where two images have been stitched together.

Latvia

See JOSM alignment information in ways offset_imagery tag.

Complete View Relation 1895491 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Liechtenstein

Most of the country is available at 10cm/px resolution, the only exception being the immediate surroundings of the Austrian border.


Lithuania

High-resolution coverage in Lithuania:

Way 86999930

Way 86992898

Way 86992900

Way 86997962

Way 86992896

Way 86992892

Way 86992888

Way 86992890

Macedonia

Moldova

  • Chişinău
  • Tiraspol
  • Bălţi
  • Bender
  • Căuşeni
  • Călăraşi
  • Leova
  • Cantemir
  • Ialoveni
  • Teleneşti

Montenegro

Netherlands

  • The Netherlands is completely covered by recent high resolution imagery (mostly 2011-2012).

Norway

More than 70 % of Norway is covered by recent Bing imagery. Use the Coverage Analyzer Tool to see current coverage.


Poland

All very high resolution satellite (but not as hi-res as the aerials in the US) - about 50cm / px, similar or slightly better than Y!:

  • Biała Podlaska
  • part of Braniewo (+ a part of Kaliningrad Oblast border)
  • Hajnówka (up to Bielsk Podlaski & Hajnówka)
  • Kielce, Jędrzejów, Busko Zdrój, Włoszczowa
  • Kołobrzeg (reaches south up to Domacyn, width: Dźwirzyno-Ustronie M.)
  • Kostrzyn nad Odrą (+ a good part of the PL-DE border)
  • Koszalin
  • Kraków + Wieliczka
  • Łódź
  • Malbork (includes Tczew, Gniew, Pelplin, Stargard Szczeciński)
  • Olkusz-Jaworzno
  • Olsztyn (includes Biskupiec, Grunwald too)
  • Piaski + Świdnik (quite outdated)
  • Poznań (small patch with just the city basically)
  • Puławy (+ Kazimierz Dolny, fairly recent imagery)
  • Sopot (from Przekop Wisły, Tricity, Półwysep Helski to Jastarnia, Wejherowo, and west until Żarnowiec)
  • Szklarska Poręba + Jakuszyce
  • a piece of Świnoujście (over the German border)
  • Toruń (+Bydgoszcz, a vertical strip north of Toruń until Grudziądz)
  • Wałcz, Złocieniec, Trzcianka
  • Warszawa (vertical strip covering most of the voivodeship, but not Radom unfortunately. The age of the imagery varies, some of it is ca. 2005, some newer. All shifted a 1m - 5m north?)
  • Włodawa + the area east of Chełm
  • Wrocław
  • part of the Upper Silesia, limited by Tworóg in the north, Czerwionka in the south, Łabędy in the west, and Zabrze in the east + Tarnowskie Góry
  • Leżajsk, Przeworsk
  • Sulęcin, Łagów, Torzym

Romania

Complete view: Relation 1338818 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Russia

See and update Russian page for the complete list of hi-res images grouped by regions of Russia.

All "mid-resolution" satellite (i.e. not as hi-res as the aerials in the US) about 50cm / px, similar or slightly better than Y!:

  • Abakan, Minusinsk, Chernogorsk (Khahassia and Krasnoyarsk region)
  • Achinsk
  • Aleksandrovsk-Sakhalinsky
  • Almetyevsk
  • Aniva
  • Apatity
  • Arkhangelsk, Novodvinsk & Severodvinsk
  • Armavir
  • Arzamas
  • Astrakhan
  • Balakovo
  • Barabinsk, Kuybyshev partially (Novosibirsk region)
  • Barnaul
  • Belgorod
  • Berezniki
  • Blagoveschensk
  • Bologoye
  • Bratsk
  • Bryansk
  • Buzuluk
  • Chelyabinsk & Yuzhnouralsk
  • Chistoozyornoye, Vengerovo (Novosibirsk region)
  • Chita
  • Derbent
  • Dmitrovgrad
  • Dubna, Konakovo
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Elista
  • Grozny
  • Inta
  • Irkutsk & Angarsk
  • Ivanovo(partial)
  • Kaliningrad(2007-2008 yr. imagery)
  • Kaluga
  • Kamensk-Uralsky
  • Kamyshin
  • Kandalaksha
  • Kansk (Krasnoyarsk region)
  • Karasuk (Novosibirsk region)
  • Kartaly(western part)
  • Kazan, Zelenodolsk, Volzhsk & Zvenigovo
  • Kemerovo, Novokuznetsk and other cities in Kemerovo region
  • Khabarovsk
  • Kotlas, Vychegodsky & Koryazhma
  • Kovdor, Alakurtti
  • Krasnodar
  • Krasnoselkup
  • Krasnoyarsk
  • Kumertau
  • Kurchatov
  • Kursk
  • Kyzyl and Tuva
  • Lipetsk
  • Lendery
  • Magadan
  • Makarov
  • Makhachkala
  • Medvezhyegorsk
  • Meleuz
  • Miass
  • Mirny (Irkutsk region)
  • Moscow & nearby cities
  • Murmansk
  • Naberezhnye Chelny, Mendeleevsk & Nizhnekamsk
  • Nadym
  • Naryan-Mar
  • Nakhodka
  • Nefteyugansk
  • Nizhnevartovsk
  • Nizhny Novgorod(western part) & Dzerzhinsk
  • Novocheboksarsk
  • Novorossiysk
  • Novosibirsk, Berdsk, Krasnoobsk, Ob', Koltsovo
  • Novy Urengoy
  • Noyabrsk
  • Nyandoma
  • Obninsk
  • Okha
  • Olenegorsk
  • Omsk
  • Orenburg
  • Orsk & Novotroitsk
  • Oryol
  • Pechora
  • Perm, Kransnokamsk, Nytva, Yugo-Kamsky, Okhansk, Osa, Ochor(eastern part), Polazna, Dobryanka
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Petrozavodsk
  • Plesetsk & Mirny
  • Pskov
  • Pyatigorsk
  • Rostov-on-Don & Bataysk
  • Ryazan(eastern part)
  • Rybinsk
  • Rzhev
  • Salekhard & Labytnagi
  • Samara & Novokuybyshevsk
  • Saransk
  • Saratov
  • Sarov
  • Segezha
  • Serov
  • Severobaykalsk
  • Shakhty & Novoshakhtinsk
  • Sharya
  • Smolensk
  • Sochi(centeral part), Lazarevskoe & Tuapse
  • Sokol
  • Some area to the east of the Tver
  • St. Petersburg
  • Staraya Russa(cloudy)
  • Starodubskoye(Sakhalin region)
  • Stary Oskol
  • Stavropol
  • Sterlitamak & Ishimbay
  • Strelka (Krasnoyarsk Krai)
  • Surgut
  • Syktyvkar
  • Syzran(partial)
  • Taganrog
  • Tayshet (Irkutsk region)
  • Tambov
  • Tazovsky
  • Tirlyansky
  • Tolyatti & Zhigulyovsk
  • Tomsk & Seversk
  • Troitsk
  • Tulun
  • Tymovskoye
  • Tynda
  • Tyumen
  • Ufa
  • Ukhta
  • Ulan-Ude
  • Ulyanovsk(eastern part)
  • Uray
  • Urdoma
  • Usinsk & Parma
  • Veliky Novgorod
  • Vladivostok
  • Volgodonsk
  • Volgograd & Volzhsky
  • Vologda
  • Vorkuta
  • Voronezh(partial)
  • Yakutsk and surroundings (imagery is shifted about 10m east)
  • Yaroslavl
  • Yelets
  • Yoshkar-Ola(partial)
  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Dolinsk, Korsakov(eastern part)
  • Zheleznogorsk-Ilimsky
  • Zlatoust

Serbia

Serbia Coverage Map

Slovakia

  • Bratislava
  • Nitra
  • Nové Zámky
  • Prešov
  • Snina
  • Trenčín (up to Trencin, surrounding area from north-east not covered)

Slovenia

Spain

Remember that there are many other sources of aerial imagery for Spain.

  • Badajoz, Extremadura
  • Caceres, Extremadura : pretty tight around the urban area, does not include recent development on university campus, some apparent misalignment (about 5 m E-W).

Generally, the border with Portugal seems to have imagery within about 1 km of the border, usggesting more extensive high quality imagery coverage for Portugal

Sweden

Please use the Coverage Analyzer Tool to see current coverage. The information below isn't up-to-date.

Switzerland

  • Bern: 10 cm/px
  • Chiasso: eastern half of town (near Italian border), 70 cm/px
  • Chur northwards to Lienz: 70 cm/px; Lienz-Werdenberg region at 10 cm/px
  • Davos/Klosters area. Built-up areas in upper parts of Prattigau and Landwassertal only. Klosters Dorf, Klosters Platz, Selfranga, Wolfgang, Laret, Davos Dorf, Davos Platz, Clavadel, Frauenkirch and Glaris.
  • Génève: 10 cm/px, adjoining area at 20 cm/px
  • Lugano area: 20 cm/px

Turkey

Turkey coverage map

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Extensive coverage, however there seems to be two levels of detail - and occasional voids with no imagery at all (e.g. most of Dumfries and Galloway does not have any imagery). There is medium resolution coverage for most of the country - which looks to possibly be from the "Millennium Map" project - and is now 10 years out of date. There are areas of high-resolution coverage - some very small areas - some huge areas (e.g. most of Wales and the Midlands appear to be covered). Some city centres have good coverage. - click here to check details.

Oceania

Australia

List currently incomplete.

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Queensland

Northern Territory

  • Alice Springs
  • Ayers Rock
  • Darwin
  • Katherine
  • The Olgas
  • Palmerston
  • Tennant Creek

South Australia

  • Adelaide Metropolitan Area
  • Gawler
  • Goolwa
  • Mount Barker
  • Mount Gambier
  • Murray Bridge
  • Nairne
  • Narracoote
  • Nuriootpa
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Lincoln
  • Port Pirie
  • Stirling
  • Strathalbyn
  • Tanunda
  • Victor Harbor
  • Whyalla

Tasmania

  • Burnie
  • Devonport
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • Penguin
  • Somerset
  • Ulverstone
  • Wynyard

Victoria

Towns:

  • Ararat
  • Bairnsdale
  • Ballarat
  • Bendigo
  • Bright
  • Colac
  • Dimboola
  • Drouin
  • Geelong
  • Horsham
  • Kiewa Valley
  • Lakes Entrance
  • Mallacoota
  • Mansfield
  • Melbourne Metropolitan Area
  • Moe
  • Mornington Peninsula (northern area)
  • Morwell
  • Nhill
  • North Eastern Victoria
  • Orbost
  • Pakenham
  • Port Campbell
  • Port Fairy
  • Portland
  • Puckapunyal
  • Sale
  • Shepparton
  • South Gippsland areas
  • St. Arnaud
  • Stawell
  • Stratford
  • Swan Hill
  • Traralgon
  • Warragul
  • Warranambool
  • Wodonga
  • Wycheproof
  • Yarra Valley

Boundaries:

Western Australia

Kiribati

Currently (2010-12) no highres images of the following Islands: Malden I., Starbuck I., Caroline I., Vostik I., Flint I., Phoenix Islands (Rawaki, Manra, Orona, Birnie A., Nikomaroro, Kanton), Tamana, Banaba

North America

U.S.

The U.S. is all covered including Alaska

Alaska is in some parts only partially covered. Some highres areas (within lowres areas) are:

  • Barrow Way 88220650 (TIGER data distorted?)
  • Barter Island, Kaktovik Way 88216366 (somewhat misplaced relative to TIGER data?)
  • Nuiqsut Way 88214120 (heavily misplaced relative to TIGER data and yahoo sat?)
  • to be continued...

Canada

Canada is all covered

Cuba

  • Havana

Puerto Rico

small Caribbean islands

South America

Argentina

Every province capital is covered.

  • Buenos Aires Province:
    • Provincia de Buenos Aires (partly), Coast until Puerto Madryn Way outline
  • Catamarca Province:
    • Catamarca Way outline
    • Belén Way outline
    • Andalgalá Way outline
    • San Miguel de Tucumán, parts of Santiago del Estero incl. Frias and parts of Eastern Catamarca Way outline
  • Chaco Province:
    • Resistencia (Chaco), Corrientes (Corrientes), Concordia and Colón (Entre Ríos) Way outline
    • Presidencia Roque Sáenz Peña Way outline
    • Eastern Salta Province 2 / Chaco Province Way outline
    • Eastern Salta Province 1 / Chaco Province / Santiago del Estero Province Way outline
    • Western Chaco Province Way outline
    • Villa Ángela Way outline
  • Corrientes Province:
    • Resistencia (Chaco), Corrientes (Corrientes), Concordia and Colón (Entre Ríos) Way outline
    • Paso de los Libres Way outline
    • Northern Corrientes, Arg. and Southeastern Paraguay Way outline
  • Entre Rios Province:
    • Gualeguaychú Way outline
    • Resistencia (Chaco), Corrientes (Corrientes), Concordia and Colón (Entre Ríos) Way outline
    • Provincia de Entre Ríos (central part) Way outline
    • Provincia de Entre Ríos (southern part along RN12) Way outline
  • Jujuy Province:
    • San Salvador de Jujuy Way outline
    • Humahuaca and Tilcara Way outline
    • La Quiaca Way outline
    • Jujuy province 1 Way outline
    • Jujuy province 2 Way outline
    • Western Jujuy province, Chile Region II, and Bolivia Dept. Potosí Way outline
  • La Pampa Province
    • Santa Rosa de Toay (but the imagery covers mainly Buenos Aires Province) Way outline
    • La Pampa and San Luis province Way outline
  • La Rioja Province
    • La Rioja Way outline
    • Northeastern La Rioja province and Catamarca Way outline
  • Mendoza Province:
    • Malargüe, Las Leñas Way outline
    • Mendoza, San Rafael, Provincia de San Juan (partly) Way outline
    • Eastern Mendoza and Western San Luis Way outline
  • Misiones Province:
    • Posadas and large parts of Misiones (and also parts of Paraguay and Brazil) Way outline
    • Iguazú Way outline
    • Bernardo de Irigoyen Way outline (but mainly showing Brazil)
  • Salta Province:
    • Salta Way outline
    • Cafayate and a small part of Western Tucumán province Way outline
    • Coronel Moldes and small part of Western Tucumán province Way outline
    • Métan, Rosario de la Frontera, Northeastern Tucumán province Way outline
    • Central Salta Province 1 and Northeastern Tucumán Way outline
    • Central Salta Province 2 Way outline
    • Eastern Salta Province 1 / Chaco Province / Santiago del Estero Province Way outline
    • Eastern Salta Province 2 / Chaco Province Way outline
    • Southwestern Salta province Way outline
  • San Juan Province:
    • Mendoza, San Rafael, Provincia de San Juan (partly) Way outline
    • San Juan Way outline
    • San Augustín de Valle Fértil Way outline
  • San Luis Province:
  • Santa Cruz Province:
  • Santiago del Estero Province:
    • Santiago del Estero Way outline
    • Añatuya, Santiago del Estero Province Way outline
    • Eastern Salta Province 1 / Formosa Province / Santiago del Estero Province Way outline
    • Santiago del Estero Province 1 Way outline
    • San Miguel de Tucumán, parts of Santiago del Estero incl. Frias and parts of Catamarca Way outline
  • Tierra del Fuego Province:
    • Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego (partly) Way outline
    • Bahía San Sebastián Way outline
    • Southeastern Tierra del Fuego province Way outline
  • Tucumán Province:
    • San Miguel de Tucumán, parts of Santiago del Estero incl. Frias and parts of Catamarca Way outline
    • Northwestern part of Tucumán province (including Ruinas de Quilmes, Amaicha del Valle, Colalao del Valle) Way outline
    • Coronel Moldes and small part of Western Tucumán province Way outline
    • Cafayate and a small part of Western Tucumán province Way outline
    • Central Salta Province 1 and Northeastern Tucumán province Way outline
    • Métan, Rosario de la Frontera, Northeastern Tucumán province Way outline

Brazil


Chile

Colombia

All of Colombia has better resolution on Bing images than on LandSat or Yahoo, but especially detailed are:

  • Barranquilla
  • Bogota
  • Cali
  • Cúcuta
  • Medellin
  • Pasto

For detailed information with regard to departments, see the Imagery and Data Sources page associated with the HOT response to the 2010 Colombia floods.

Guyana

  • Georgetown (W to Anna Catherina, S to just above Diamond, E to just before Mahaicony)

(Cloud blocked: Goed Fortuin, Herstelling, Farm, South Mahaica/Cane Grove/Supply, Belvidere, Carlton Hall, Cane Grove)

Paraguay

Peru

Complete view: Relation 1308017 (XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Suriname

  • Paramaribo

Uruguay

Not Covered