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Learn more about how our powerful mapping technology is reshaping the way we navigate, plan, and experience our surroundings. Maps blog posts are published regularly with updates, features, and upcoming quality of life improvements for continued development.

Azure Maps

Microsoft Announces Vision for Next Generation of Enterprise Maps

May 21, 2024

Microsoft is unifying its enterprise maps product offerings under Azure Maps to enable customers to do more with location-based services. This change means that Bing Maps for Enterprise will be retired.

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Azure Maps

Azure Marketplace Brings NVIDIA cuOpt Microservice to Azure Maps

May 21, 2024

We are excited to announce the availability of the NVIDIA cuOpt microservice in the Azure Marketplace allowing Azure Maps customers to build complex multi-itinerary routing applications using NVIDIA’s powerful GPU-accelerated optimization.

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Azure Maps

Enhancing Logistics with Azure Maps and NVIDIA cuOpt for Multi-Itinerary Optimization

May 21, 2024

Tackling the Traveling Salesperson problem is not just academic; it has practical applications in logistics, where optimizing routes can lead to substantial savings in time and costs.

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Azure Maps

Using Large-Scale Geospatial Applications With Vector Tiles

February 15, 2024

Enjoy an intuitive, user-friendly way to work with large-scale data using vector tiles. Azure Maps offers efficient data handling and superior customization.

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Latest Posts

Using Large-Scale Geospatial Applications With Vector Tiles

February 16, 2024

As geospatial projects range in scope and scale, often companies must start small to develop scalable applications to manage and interpret geospatial datasets of any size. Certainly geospatial information can span states, regions, countries, or even the entire world! Working with geospatial data, especially when it spans a large area of the globe, can create … Continued

Beating Traffic with Bing Maps’ Route Optimization APIs

November 28, 2022

The ideal route optimization software works in real-time to give users contextually relevant routes, accounting for traffic, road closures, and even vehicle specifications. Whether you’re on the road for a personal errand or managing a large fleet of agents, Bing Maps API’s free (with a basic key) routing suite goes the extra mile so you … Continued

Better Marketing Segmentation with Geolocation

November 14, 2022

ZIP codes are great for coordinating deliveries but modern marketing segmentation requires a level of precision that ZIP codes just can’t offer. Using geolocation to create targeted marketing campaigns is a lot easier than you might initially have expected. Here’s how Bing Maps API can simplify geographic segmentation and power effective campaigns. Marketing segmentation with … Continued

What Is Geocoding? – Everything You Need To Know

November 7, 2022

Whether you’re working on a customer fulfillment app or creating an asset tracking solution, geocoding is bound to be a key part of most mapping applications. What is geocoding, and how can an efficient geocoder power better apps? Find out everything you need to know with this guide, including how to get a geocoding API … Continued

Resources for Developers

Empower your creativity and unleash the potential of Microsoft Maps with our essential developer resources. Staying up to date on Maps news and joining the Azure Tech Community will support your creative endeavors. Streamline your projects and interact with others in the collective to stay connected.

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Azure Maps Tech Community

Access high level opportunities and insights from your data. Start your journey today with Azure Maps, where the world is at your fingertips. Seamless integration offers a cohesive experience for all your application needs.

Bing Maps Developer Resources

Reach every corner of the world with our comprehensive search, mapping, and routing features. Access real-time traffic, transit, and weather data, providing you with the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

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Microsoft Maps

Your ventures deserve the best resources. Regularly updated Maps news and the latest in developer insights are readily accessible. Explore everything that the Microsoft Maps Platform has to offer and get the most out of your data.