Develop for success

Choose from multiple Bing Maps APIs to meet your development needs

Roads

A very practical map with roads, points of interest, and important features from across the world

Bird's Eye

A special 45-degree view angle provides aerial photography with a new perspective

Aerial

A detailed look from above, using aerial and satellite photography

Develop for success

Choose from multiple Bing Maps APIs to meet your development needs

Roads

A very practical map with roads, points of interest. and important features from across the world

Bird's Eye

A special 45-degree view angle provides aerial photography with a new perspective

Aerial

A detailed look from above, using aerial and satellite photography

Choose your Bing Maps API

The Bing Maps platform provides multiple API options for your application including an AJAX control, a Windows Store apps control, a WPF control, REST Services, and Spatial Data Services. Use the information below as well as at MSDN to help determine which API bests suits your needs.

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Bing Maps API Description Target platforms
Windows Store apps There are two APIs that you can use to develop Bing Maps applications for Windows 8. The JavaScript API is based on the Bing Maps AJAX V7 control which is ideal if you want to reuse an existing Bing Maps AJAX application. The .NET API is designed for Windows 8 applications that use C#, VB or C++. Desktop (Windows 8.1 and Windows 8)
AJAX V7 The Bing Maps AJAX V7 control is one of the most universal mapping controls available. Not only is it supported on standard PC & Mac browsers, but it is also supported on many mobile platforms. This API is ideal for web-based applications. Web, Mobile
REST Services The Bing Maps REST Services are excellent services for performing tasks such as geocoding, reverse-geocoding, routing and static imagery. Being that this is REST-based API, it can be easily accessed from almost any development environment. Web, Mobile, Desktop (Windows 8.1 or earlier)
Spatial Data Services The Bing Spatial Data Services are REST-based services that offer three key functionalities: batch geocoding, point of interest (POI) data, and the ability to store and expose your spatial data. These services are ideal for those who need a place to store their spatial data, or who need point of interest data in their application. Web, Mobile, Desktop (Windows 8.1 or earlier)
Windows Presentation Foundation The Bing Maps WPF control is an excellent control for creating desktop-based applications. It is specifically designed with touch controls that work with the Microsoft Surface tablet. Desktop (Windows 8.1 or earlier)