Geolocation API at work
Use geolocation API services to find locations based on coordinates (latitude/longitude) and other values like postal code, address, and query string.
Location Recognition API
Supercharge your applications with a high-powered geolocation API to provide information about a specified location. The Location Recognition API delivers a comprehensive description of any given location, as well as points of interest, when supplied with location coordinates (latitude/longitude).
Local Search API
Nearby searches are on the rise. Bing Local Search API is a simple-to-use REST API that allows you to query for businesses by name, category or free text.
Local Insights API
The Bing Maps Local Insights API provides insights into businesses and entities that can be reached by car, on foot, or public transit. Score the attractiveness of a location based on the proximity to points of interest, making it easy for you to determine how close people are to things that are important to them.
Spatial Data Services
Get three key capabilities with the Bing Spatial Data Services (SDS): batch geocoding, point of interest (POI) data, and the ability to store and expose your spatial data. You can submit large numbers of addresses for batch-geocoding and GPS-coordinates for reverse geocoding. Download the results or store your spatial data in our datacenters and retrieve your POI through the SDS Query API. Outside of your own POI, you can also query POI from our public data sources grouped into categories.
Time Zone API
Working with time zones can get complicated. The Time Zone API simplifies finding a time zone and daylight savings for a location by query or latitude/longitude coordinates. Also, its swift location intelligence can convert date-time stamps to local time zones with daylight savings time information or by retrieving a Time Zone ID.
The Autosuggest API returns a list of suggested entities based on a user’s partial query and the Geolocation API. The service can return three possible entity types: addresses (including roads), points of interest, and businesses in the U.S. A maximum of 10 auto-suggested entities are returned per request, which can be delimited by country and culture.
Bing Maps in Action
Example Use Cases
Location intelligence is critical to building contextually relevant applications such as:
- Real estate – Identify businesses and points of interest at or near a property.
- Field services – Identify the address associated with a given location of a mobile technician.
- Retail – Create location-based experiences such as store-specific notifications or coupons.
- Sales operations – Track customer visits to a store and identify new customer segments based on the types of locations users visit.