What's New in the REST Services
The Bing Maps REST Services contains the following new features.
NEW Elevations API [Get Elevations]
This new API returns elevations for locations on the Earth. You can request elevations for:
A set of locations.
Locations along a polyline you define, such as the coordinates of a road or hiking trail.
Locations within a rectangular area that is defined by pairs of latitudes and longitudes.
You can request elevations based on the ellipsoid model of the Earth (WGS84) or the geoid sea level mode (EGM2008 2.5’). The ellipsoid model is equivalent to GPS altitude and the geoid sea level model is what is commonly known as altitude above sea level. For more information about these models, see the Earth Models and Zoom Level section in the Get Elevations topic.
Expanded language coverage for Routes API and Locations API (Geocoding)
The Bing Maps REST Services has significantly expanded its language coverage when you geocode locations or create routes. For a list of supported language codes to use with the culture parameter, see Supported Culture Codes.