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Choose from multiple Bing Maps APIs to meet your development needs.
Explore the different map APIs available
V8 Web Control
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Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform
The Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform lets you build map apps that target a range of Windows 10 devices, including phones, tablets and desktop PCs. Use familiar technologies, like C# and XAML, to quickly build robust apps. In Windows 10, you can also leverage world-class Aerial 3D and Streetside imagery as a backdrop for making your app and your data look great.
Phones, Tablets and Desktop (Windows 10)LEARN MORE
Windows Presentation Foundation
The Bing Maps API featuring Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) 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 10 or earlier)LEARN MORE
The Bing Maps REST Services are excellent services for performing tasks such as geocoding, reverse-geocoding, routing and static imagery. Being that this is a REST-based maps API, it can be easily accessed from almost any development environment.
Web, Mobile, DesktopLEARN MORE
Spatial Data Services
The Bing Spatial Data Services are REST-based maps API 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, DesktopLEARN MORE
The Bing Maps documentation provides information on the APIs and SDK that power Bing Maps. LEARN MORE about how the Bing Maps online mapping service provides unique opportunities for developers to incorporate both location and local search features into their Web applications.
|Feature||V8 Web Control||Windows 10||REST||Spatial Data||WPF|
|Bing Spatial Data Services||X|
|Administrative Boundary Data||X|
|Point of Interest (POI)||X|
|Custom POI Data Sources||X|
|Enhanced Bird’s Eye||X|
|Road (High Contrast)||X||X|
|Road (Custom Map Styles)||X||X||X|
|Spatial Math Module||X|
|Export map as image||X||X|
|Shape and Shape Layers||X||X||X|
|Custom Tile Layers||X||X||X|
|Vector Maps Labels||X||X|
|Label Collision Detection||X||X|
|Test Data Generator||X|
|Keyboard and Mouse Events||X||X||X|
|Customizable Navigation Controls||X||X|
|Animated Tile Layers||X|
|Well Known Text||X|
|GML (via GeoRSS)||X|
|Map Navigation DashBoard||X|
*The Maps Control for Windows Phone 8 does not use Bing Maps
The Bing Maps documentation provides information on the APIs and SDK that power Bing Maps. Learn more about how the Bing Maps online mapping service provides unique opportunities for developers to incorporate both location and local search features into their Web Applications.Learn more
Mobile Brand Guidelines
Because mobile devices come in a wide variety of screen sizes and resolutions, the best way to determine sizes for the Bing logo is relative to a physical unit of measurement. Learn more about designing your mobile application according to the devices you wish to support.Learn more
If you are considering the Bing Maps Platform as an alternative to MapPoint, there are several options that you can explore. We have partnered with application developers who have full web-based mapping solutions available or can develop a custom application that implements Bing Maps features.Learn more