Microsoft releases new and updated building footprints data


12, 2022

Microsoft Maps platform

Microsoft Maps Team yesterday announced the release of new and updated building footprints data. Microsoft Maps team uses deep learning, computer vision, and AI to produce high-quality building footprint data sets at scale. Building footprint data is available for the following locations now.

Country/RegionMillion buildings
United States of America129.6
Nigeria and Kenya50.5
South America44.5
Uganda and Tanzania17.9

Each footprint has a capture date tag associated that can be used to identify the vintage of imagery used.

In an effort to increase the coverage of available for OpenStreetMap and humanitarian efforts, the Microsoft Maps team has released millions of building footprints as open data available to download free of charge.

Source: Microsoft

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