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Routes and Directions

Simple, accurate routing from A to B.

Azure Maps offers routing for cars, trucks, and pedestrians, helping you find efficient routes that take into account traffic and local restrictions.

Accurate. Reliable. Scalable.

Revolutionize the way you navigate. Whether you're planning delivery routes, optimizing travel times, or enhancing user experiences with up-to-date directions, Azure Maps offers a suite of powerful features to meet your needs.

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Optimal turn-by-turn

Find the most efficient routes for vehicles, pedestrians, or cyclists, taking into account real-time traffic conditions, road closures, and other factors to minimize travel time and fuel consumption and provide users with clear, step-by-step directions to their destination, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free navigation experience.

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Multi-modal customization

Accommodate different modes of transportation seamlessly, whether it's driving, walking, biking, or public transit, giving users flexibility and choice in their journey planning and tailor routing preferences to match your specific direction requirements, including preferences for highways, toll roads, scenic routes, and more.

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Real-time geospatial intelligence

Stay informed about changing road conditions, traffic incidents, and construction zones with real-time traffic data by leveraging the power of Azure Maps' geospatial intelligence to optimize routing based on factors such as weather conditions, points of interest, and historical traffic patterns, maximizing efficiency and reliability.

Routes and Directions

Connect your origin and destination with accurate real-time data for all your routing needs.


Azure Maps provides accurate route and direction services for all your navigational needs. Using the routing API, your mapping software can calculate the best route based on a single origin and destination. You can specify the conditions on the route that you want to take. With real-time traffic data, you can get the fastest route no matter where you want to go.

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Truck Routing

Truck routing in urban areas can be complex and challenging. Azure Maps makes routing for trucks simple by using the routing API to consider local restrictions to find the best route for your loads, taking certain restrictions into account such as your vehicle’s height, weight, width, and cargo type.

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Route Matrix and Route Range

From ensuring the fastest response for emergencies to dispatching technicians to customer service calls, the Route Matrix service analyzes several route and direction variables to identify the best available resources to send to specific locations. Additionally, the Route Range service determines the distance from a single point in which a user can reach based on time and available energy.

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EV Data

The increase in the use of EV vehicles in fleets and for personal use increases the need for accurate route mapping data on vehicle ranges and EV charging points on any route you create using routing APIs. EV helps visualize and inform journey plans

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Leverage Azure Data services to process and analyze large volumes of spatial data to derive actionable insights giving your applications the analysis you need to build better applications.

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Indoor Mapping

Create compelling experiences quickly with accurate indoor maps from CAD files. Easily customize and render maps to match any use case. Indoor mapping and wayfinding has never been easier.

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Location Services

Locate addresses, places, and points of interest around the globe. Geolocate IP addresses or use geocoding to convert addresses to coordinates or GPS coordinates to addresses.

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Mapping and Visualization

Azure Maps lets you visualize your data on a variety of map styles. Bring your own data from multiple sources to power your decision making.

Getting Started Guide

Sign up / sign in to the Azure Portal and start building today.

Technical Documentation

Explore quickstarts, how-to-guides, tutorials, and API reference documentation.

Coding Samples

Visit the Azure Maps web control sample gallery to browse code samples.

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