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Attributes and Features

Integrate maps into your web application using JavaScript or Typescript and benefit from the rendering performance of an HTML 5 canvas.

Touch Support

Easily navigate with a touch-screen device, mouse or keyboard

Heatmaps

Visualize the density of data points as a heatmap

Streetside

Explore 360-degree imagery from street level

Animated Tile Layers

Overlay image data as a tile layer

Real-Time Traffic Data

Real-time traffic and predictive route calculations

V8 WEB CONTROL

What you can do

The V8 Web Control is designed to make business intelligence and data visualization richer and more interactive. The Bing Maps V8 Web Control is also designed with the end user in mind, making it convenient for them to find the right location and explore rich imagery on your apps. From a simple map on a webpage to interactive data visualization, you can accomplish a lot with a little.

V8 WEB CONTROL

Rich, expanded feature set

Bing Maps V8 Web Control introduces a range of new features designed to make business intelligence and data visualization richer and more interactive, and make it easy for users to find the right location and explore rich imagery.

Autosuggest
Provides suggestions dynamically as you type a location in a search box.

Clustering
Visualize large sets of pushpins, by having overlapping pushpins group and ungroup automatically as users change zoom level.

GeoJSON Support
Easily import and export GeoJSON data, one of the most common file formats used for sharing and storing spatial data.

GeoXML
Easily import and export common spatial XML file formats such as KML, KMZ, GeoRSS, GML (via GeoRSS) and GPX.

Heatmaps
Visualize the density of data points as a heatmap.

Streetside imagery
Explore 360-degrees of street-level imagery.

Touch support
Easily navigate Bing Maps using a touch-screen device as well as mouse or keyboard.

Spatial Math module
Provides a large set of spatial math operations from calculating distances and areas, to performing boolean operations on shapes.

Administrative boundary data
Easily access Bing Maps boundary data.

Road Maps Styles
Help your data stand out with canvasDark, canvasLight, grayscale, and customizable map styles.

Real-time traffic
Real-time traffic and predictive route calculations, as well as traffic overlay of color coded roads to indicate real-time traffic flow.

Multiple Map Support
Display two or more maps on a single page.

Data Binning Module
Grouping point data into a symmetric grid of geometric shapes.

Contour Module
Easy to take contour line data and visualize it on Bing Maps as non-overlapping colored areas.

High Contrast Support
Display a high contrast version of the road maps, when in high contrast mode.

Animated Tile Layers
Overlay image data as a tile layer.

TypeScript Definitions
Provide intelligence and richer error catching functionality to your development environment.

 

V8 CONTROL

High performance

Bing Maps V8 Web Control makes use of the HTML5 canvas, which provides a significant rendering performance boost over previous map controls, allowing users to view more data and gain deeper insights.

 

BING MAPS

Get Started with Bing Maps V8

Add the Bing Maps V8 web control to your web page in just a few simple steps.

Bing Maps

Interactive SDK

The only limit is your imagination

This developer kit introduces a range of new features designed to make business intelligence and data visualization richer and more interactive, while also making it easy for users to find the right location and explore rich imagery.

FAQ

Have more questions about Bing Maps V8 Web Control? Check out the questions below or contact sales for more information about building interactive mapping into your applications.

The Bing Maps V8 Web Control, Microsoft’s modern web mapping platform, is an application control for building web and mobile applications using JavaScript or TypeScript, that are designed to make business intelligence and data visualization richer and more interactive. The Bing Maps V8 Web Control is built from the ground up with backwards compatibility to the core features of its predecessor, the Bing Maps V7 AJAX Control.

Bing Maps offers flexible pricing and licensing options ranging from stand-alone licenses, Azure-based licenses, and volume license options for existing Microsoft customers. To help decide on the best way to license Bing Maps visit the Licensing Page or Learn more about Bing Maps.

Using the main released version of an SDK is ideal for most applications, but sometimes you just can’t wait for the latest and greatest features, while at other times you are willing to wait longer for features when stability is a top priority, such as in mission critical apps. With the Bing Maps V8 Control, we have three versions (called branches) of the SDK; Experimental, Release and Frozen.

The Experimental branch is updated with new features as soon as they pass an internal code review by the Bing Maps team. These features haven’t been heavily tested and may contain bugs.

The Release branch of the SDK would be the standard version that would be used in applications. After new features have been thoroughly tested in the Experimental branch they graduate to the Release branch. These features should be stable, but there is still the possibility of bug or two.

After a feature has been in the Release branch and any identified bugs have been corrected, it graduates to the Frozen branch. It may take some features months to move from the Experimental branch to the Frozen branch, but by the time it does, most if not all bugs should have been identified and fixed.

There are free developer options up to certain usage limits. For more details, visit the Licensing page and review the Terms of Use for free usage guidance.

There are different licensing options depending on your application needs. To use Bing Maps V8 Web Control, you will need to create a key:

  • To create a Basic or Enterprise key, visit the Bing Maps Getting Started page.
  • If you have an Azure subscription and prefer a monthly pay-as-you-go service, you can purchase Bing Maps on Azure Marketplace. (Maximum transaction plan not to exceed 500K transactions per month)
  • If you are licensing to embed in a software package or service that you will sell to multiple business customers, click here to contact a Bing Maps Distribution Partner.
  • If you are unsure of the option that is right for your application, see our Licensing Options.

Pricing varies based on the usage and requirements of the plan, with plans starting as low as $230 per month for 25K transactions/per month. Free plans are available with 10K transactions available per month. Visit the Licensing page and review the Terms of Use for free usage guidance.

Visit the Bing Maps MSDN Library for information on map controls and services. Other helpful resources include the Bing Maps forum and blog.

For developer code samples, click here.

There is no download required. Visit the Bing Maps MSDN Library for information on Bing Maps SDKs click here to view the Interactive SDK. Additionally, for an overview of how to add maps to your application, view the Using Bing Maps video.

If you are experiencing an issue, submit it to the Bing Maps forum. If you are an enterprise-level customer, click here to review the Enterprise Developer Support overview for further guidance.

The Bing Maps AJAX Control Version 7 was deprecated on June 30, 2017. It was superseded by the Bing Maps V8 Web Control.

Migration for a majority of V7 applications will be fairly easily, and in some cases requiring only one line of code to be changed. For more information on how to migrate, please review the Bing Maps V7 to V8 Migration Guide. If you have additional questions regarding migrating to V8, please view our Migration FAQ.

Maps V8 includes key features such as Autosuggest and customized map styles along with improved performance. See what features have been added to our latest version of the control.

Feature V7 V8
Geocoding
Forward Geocoding X X
Reverse Geocoding X X
Directions
Driving, walking and transit directions X X
Search
Autosuggest X
Bing Spatial Data Services module X
Administrative Boundary data X
Imagery
Road X X
Road (Grayscale) X
Road (Dark) X
Road (Light) X
Road (High Contrast) X
Road (Custom Map Styles) X
Aerial X X
Ordnance Survey X X
Traffic Flow X X
Streetside X
Versioning
Experimental Branch X
Release Branch X X
Frozen Branch X
Other Map Features
Heatmaps X
Pushpin clustering X
Drawing tools X
Spatial Math module X
Vector Labels X
Label collison detection X
Test Data Generator X
Touch support X X
Custom Overlays X
Ground Overlays X
Animated Tile Layers X
Data Binning X
Supported Data Formats
GeoJSON X
Well Known Text X
KML X
KMZ X
GeoRSS X
GML (via GeoRSS) X
GPX X
Localization
Multiple culture/language support X X
Automatic region/culture detection X
Development
JavaScript X X
TypeScript X
Interactive SDK X X
Performance
Thousands of Pushpins X
Thousands of Polygons X

Resources

Web

V8 Control Overview

A high-performance, developer-friendly map control, with rich mapping features such as Streetside imagery, Autosuggest and spatial analytic tools.

Bing Maps

Interactive SDK

A number of useful editable code samples that demonstrate how to use the various features of the Bing Maps V8 SDK.

V8

Documentation

Resources for Bing Maps V8 Web Control, Microsoft's modern web mapping developer kit optimized for Enterprise scenarios.

CODE

V8 Samples

A collection of code samples for the Bing Maps V8 Web Control which have been made open source on Github.

V8

Github

This is a collection of over two hundred code samples an growing for the Bing Maps V8 Web Control.