Bing Maps is apparently really great at one thing: revealing top-secret military information. After capturing a top-secret military base, Bing has now caught a stealth Russian aeroplane that’s been shrouded in mystery.
Bing Maps just added 165TB of new aerial images — more than doubling the 129TB previously available. The update covers 38 million kilometres across Australia, North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
A UC Berkley team has built a giant room-scanning backpack, brimming with lasers and cameras, that can map an interior and generate a 3D model. The potential utility for services like Google Maps is huge, but also, laser backpack.