Attributes and Features
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
For developer code samples, click here.
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.
|Driving, walking and transit directions||X||X|
|Bing Spatial Data Services module||X|
|Administrative Boundary data||X|
|Road (High Contrast)||X|
|Road (Custom Map Styles)||X|
|Other Map Features|
|Spatial Math module||X|
|Label collison detection||X|
|Test Data Generator||X|
|Animated Tile Layers||X|
|Supported Data Formats|
|Well Known Text||X|
|GML (via GeoRSS)||X|
|Multiple culture/language support||X||X|
|Automatic region/culture detection||X|
|Thousands of Pushpins||X|
|Thousands of Polygons||X|
V8 Control Overview
A high-performance, developer-friendly map control, with rich mapping features such as Streetside imagery, Autosuggest and spatial analytic tools.
A number of useful editable code samples that demonstrate how to use the various features of the Bing Maps V8 SDK.
Resources for Bing Maps V8 Web Control, Microsoft's modern web mapping developer kit optimized for Enterprise scenarios.
A collection of code samples for the Bing Maps V8 Web Control which have been made open source on Github.
This is a collection of over two hundred code samples an growing for the Bing Maps V8 Web Control.