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Last month, Microsoft added 55TB of imagery to Virtual Earth, but this month's number isn't so high. Virtual Earth's latest imagery release is 21TB worth of data, according to Virtual Earth, An Evangelist's Blog. This is one of the smallest updates we've seen so far for Virtual Earth, but nevertheless, it's worth mentioning what is new.

While the size of the update isn't as large as it usually is, the number of countries affected is still quite long. Last month's release focused on Obliques (Bird's Eye View) but this month is all about Orthos images for the following countries: Albania, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Estonia, France, Gabon, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, India, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Djibouti, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Seychelles, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, the US, Western Sahara, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

To check out all the changes, head over to, choose 3D, and install the latest Virtual Earth 3D (Beta) software.


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