Bing Maps published its largest satellite release to date this past month, and with Geosoft’s latest software release, Oasis montaj and Target 7.5, Bing Maps imagery can be added as a map group.
Bing Maps is a web mapping service provided as a part of Microsoft's Bing suite of search engines and powered by the Bing Maps for Enterprise framework. Bing’s satellite release adds 165 terabytes of new data which cover 38 million square kilometres. Imagery from North America, South America, Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia are included.
To access the Bing Maps service within Geosoft, go to Seek Data > Add Bing Maps Imagery. You can add Aerial, Road or a Hybrid image as a map group. Note that you will need to be connected to the Internet and logged in with your Geosoft ID. Use of the service is subject to Microsoft's data license requirements. Learn more in this How-To article.
When you are offline, a grey disconnected image will appear in place of the Bing Maps layer until you connect again. As the Bing Maps map group is powered by an online service, your map will display the latest data every time you use it.