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Getting Started with Bing Maps SOAP Services

This documentation is no longer available on MSDN. It is available as a CHM or PDF download. For the newest Geocoding, Imagery, Routing and Traffic services, see the Bing Maps REST Services

This topic contains steps for getting started with the Bing Maps SOAP Services.

Learn about the Bing Maps SOAP Services

The Bing Maps SOAP Services is a set of Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) SOAP services. Read the Bing Maps SOAP Services Overview to learn about the Bing Maps SOAP Services and the functionality that these services provide.

Verify the requirements

Verify that your development environment meets the Bing Maps SOAP Services Requirements.

Get a Bing Maps Key

In order to use the Bing Maps SOAP Services with your application, you must get a Bing Maps key. For information about getting a Bing Maps Key, see Getting a Bing Maps Key. For information about how to reference a key in your application, see Accessing the Bing Maps SOAP Services.

Start Developing with Bing Maps SOAP Services

For a step-by-step tutorial for setting up a Visual Studio 2008 project that uses the Bing Maps SOAP Services, see Developing a .NET Application Using Bing Maps SOAP Services in Bing Maps SOAP Services Articles.

For information about setting up your Visual Studio application to reference the Bing Maps SOAP Services, see Generating Client Proxy Classes.

For information about accessing the Bing Maps SOAP Services by using PHP, see Accessing the Bing Maps SOAP Services Using PHP in Bing Maps SOAP Services Articles.

Transaction Reporting

For information on transaction reporting for the Bing Maps SOAP Services, see Viewing Bing Maps Usage Reports.

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If you are an existing customer using tokens, please update your application to use Bing Maps Keys. For more information, see Migrating from Tokens to Keys. On March 30, 2012, the Bing Maps Token Service will be retired.

Transaction definitions for applications that use tokens can be found in the Viewing Bing Maps Transaction Reports topic.

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