ISV partners who want to embed Bing Maps into an app or service can license Bing Maps via our Distributor Program.
Licensing support is also available for LSPs and Resellers.
Geolocation API license pricing shouldn’t get in the way of creating incredible apps that innovate. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a newbie or a small-scale developer, we’ve made our Basic Key free to use so that you can keep pushing the envelope. Developers can benefit from key features like the Local Insights API to make real-world, tangible impacts on their communities.
If you want to try out Bing Maps or want to license Bing Maps directly for use in your organization’s application, you can get started for free with a Basic Key. If your usage exceeds the Basic Key limits outlined below, contact our sales team to get started with your Enterprise key.
Basic Key types and parameters
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.
- Website (Public and Internal)
- Mobile App (Not on/for Windows Phone)
125,000 cumulative billable transactions
- Windows App (Public and Private)
50,000 cumulative billable transactions within a 24-hour period
125,000 cumulative billable transactions
Get Started Building
You can start building for free with a Basic key. Follow the steps below to get started:
- Sign in to the Bing Maps Dev Center with your existing Microsoft Account or create a new one.
- Build something awesome.
The Enterprise license is for growing apps and businesses that want to upgrade their operations and dream bigger. Competitive enterprise maps API pricing helps businesses save on costs in the long run while streamlining their operations. Organizations are already integrating V8 Web Control features to create interactive map experiences, saving time and adding functionality.
For higher volume consumer applications and internal commercial applications that do not qualify for limited free use. Includes applications used by authenticated enterprise users over a private network and applications used to track, store, query, display or perform calculations using an asset’s GPS position.
- Public Website
Available without restriction
- Public Windows App
- Public Windows Phone App
Over 50,000 cumulative billable transactions within any 24-hour period.
- Public mobile app (Not on/for Windows Phone)
- Private website
- Private Windows app
- Private Windows Phone app
Over 125,000 cumulative billable transactions per calendar year.
- Mobile Asset Management
Our team of Bing Maps experts are here to help walk you through licensing options and offer guidance about your technical implementation. Contact a Bing Maps expert.
Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), or partners that want to license Bing Maps to embed in software packages/services for selling to customers, can license Bing Maps through the Bing Maps Distributor Program. If you are a Licensing Solutions Partner (LSP) or Reseller, you can get maps API licensing and sales support via the Bing Maps Business Desk.
Bing Maps Distributor Program
The Bing Maps Distributor Program is designed for companies that build and package applications licensed to multiple customers. Licensor/ISV Agreements with Microsoft are managed by an authorized Microsoft Bing Maps Distributor (see below). The primary benefit of the Distributor program is a minimum entry-level requirement with the option to add additional users, transactions, or assets throughout the duration of the Licensor/ISV Agreement, which is paid for in arrears.
Authorized Bing Maps Distributors
Serving the United States and Canada
- Grey Matter
Serving all other countries
If you have questions about the Bing Maps Distributor Program, contact the Authorized Bing Maps Distributor supporting your region:
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If you have pricing questions or need help with licensing, contact our sales team.
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