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Bing Maps Keys

Getting started with Bing Maps is simple.

All you need to start building with Bing Maps API is a Microsoft account. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be able to easily create a Bing Maps API key and power your app with geospatial data. If you’re looking for high-performance solutions for your organization, contact sales to learn more about the Enterprise key.

To create a key, follow the steps below:

Head to the Bing Maps Dev Center and click “Sign In” to use your existing Microsoft Account to generate an API key. Don’t have a Microsoft account? Hit “Create one!” and hop in: it takes seconds to get started on new apps with our map API keys.

Step 2

Go to “My Account” and click on “My Keys.”

Step 3

Fill out the form and click “Create” and get your API key details.

Step 4

Build something amazing!

  • Enterprise

    Predictable spending
    with flexible licensing

    Transactions / Users / Managed Assets

    Enterprise license with flexible licensing by transactions, user count, or assets managed. Predictable termed contract with competitive licensing tiers based on volume.

Bing Maps BASIC Key

Business and Personal Use

What’s it for?

If you’re looking to start small with Bing Maps API or just want to give it a spin, the Basic key is completely free of cost. The key gives you access to a whole suite of powerful features such as batch geocoding, offline maps, and what professionals love the most; robust developer tools that just work.

The Basic Bing Maps API key is for use with consumer-facing, education, and non-profit applications as well as for internal commercial Windows or Windows Phone applications that qualify for free use. The basic key comes with AI-powered tools such as the Isochrone API, using location intelligence to make your life easier.

*See restrictions below.

Basic Key types and parameters

Please see the Enterprise License for business applications used by authenticated enterprise associates and agents.

  • Website
  • Mobile App

Public and internal website, and mobile apps that are not on/for the Windows Phone: Maximum 125,000 cumulative billable transactions per calendar year at no charge

  • Windows App
  • Education
  • Non-profit

Public and private Windows App, Education and Non-profit: Maximum 50,000 cumulative billable transactions within any 24-hour period

  • Development/Testing

Applications used by authenticated enterprise users (employees or agents of the enterprise) over a private network.

Maximum 125,000 cumulative billable transactions per calendar year at no charge.


Need help?

Have a question about map maker licensing? Visit our Licensing Page for more information.

How Microsoft Maps make a difference.

Developer Resources

Developer Resources

It’s not all about the big brands; it’s also for the people committed to making new, exciting products behind the scenes. Make the most of your Bing Maps API key with an extensive set of resources. Dedicated developer support for Enterprise-level users means no stone is left unturned.

Practical Applications

Practical Applications

The Bing Maps API helps organizations merge the virtual and physical for an experience that makes distances shorter. Both businesses and individuals use these features on a daily basis to simplify complex routing and fleet management.

Customer Stories

Customer Stories

Whether it’s job hunting powered by AI, mapping cities for the visually impaired, or detailed map tracking for transportation, there is no limit to what you can create. Read customer stories to learn about the flexibility Bing Maps API offers developers for building robust programs.

Bing Maps API will get you there

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Pricing & Licensing

If you have pricing questions or need help with licensing, contact our sales team.

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Map Maker

Have a question about map maker licensing? Visit our Licensing Page for more information.


Forums & Enterprise Support

For technical questions, visit the Bing Maps Forum or Enterprise Support.

Bing Maps for Enterprise

Get started building powerful location-based applications and experiences with Microsoft’s Bing Maps Platform. Start building for free with a Basic Key or contact our sales team.