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Offline Martin Laverty

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Lidar now incorporated in Bing road maps
« on: June 17, 2021, 04:55:10 pm »
Has anybody else noticed that Bing maps have now incorporated surface relief from Lidar in its road maps? Here, for example, is Trefil quarry in S.Wales, adjacent to the Llangynidr SSSI and its sundry shakeholes - https://www.bing.com/maps?rtp=~pos.51.814131_-3.275065

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Re: Lidar now incorporated in Bing road maps
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2021, 05:47:00 pm »
Weirdly I had spotted it down this way today, but just presumed it had always been there but I hadn't noticed it!

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Re: Lidar now incorporated in Bing road maps
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2021, 05:48:50 pm »
The vertical resolution is pretty low though.

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Re: Lidar now incorporated in Bing road maps
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2021, 08:39:05 am »
The vertical resolution is pretty low though.

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The coverage varies across the country. Most of the country is covered by 1m resolution, but a few areas have 0.5m resolution.

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Re: Lidar now incorporated in Bing road maps
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 10:13:15 am »
They've used a nice shader on that. But most of the areas I'm interested in still have no coverage at all, or just the fringes, sadly. Most of Castleton is still blank, empty space. I've heard a rumour that everywhere will have at least 1m coverage by the end of the summer, which would be nice, as I have a few maps to finish!

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Re: Lidar now incorporated in Bing road maps
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2021, 03:00:06 pm »
Yes, coverage is pretty poor in the Peak District, while Sheffield enjoys 0.5m coverage.

 

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