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Tracking Your Bing Maps Usage

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Bing Maps Keys are the recommended authentication method for accessing the Bing Maps AJAX Control 6.3 as described in Getting a Bing Maps Key. Information about transaction accounting provided by Bing Maps Keys is in Understanding Bing Maps Usage Reports. If you are an existing customer using tokens, consider updating your application to use Bing Maps Keys. See the Getting Started with the Bing Maps AJAX Control topic.

This topic provides information about Bing Maps Tokens.

Using Tokens for Identification

In order for Bing Maps to track your map control usage, every map control request that your application sends to the Bing Maps servers must be identified as belonging to you. The Bing Maps Token Service is provided to generate a unique string, called a token, which identifies you. Use the VEMap.SetClientToken Method to set this token before the map control is loaded. Then all further requests to the Bing Maps servers are identified as requests made by you.

See the Implementing Customer Identification article and the Bing Maps Token Service for more information about the Bing Maps Token Service. Note that you must be a Bing Maps customer to use the Bing Maps Token Service.

Tracking Transactions

All map control requests sent to the Bing Maps servers after a valid Bing Maps token is set using the VEMap.SetClientToken Method are tracked. The following Bing Maps methods make server requests:

  • Any time new map tiles are requested from Bing Maps. This includes VEMap.LoadMap, VEMap.ZoomIn, VEMap.ZoomOut, VEMap.Pan, VEMap.SetMapView, and many other methods that cause the map to move. If traffic display is turned on using VEMap.ShowTraffic, requests for traffic map tiles are tracked as well.

  • Any time Bing Maps AJAX Control 6.3 makes a where-only request for a find result. This includes where-only requests from the VEMap.Find method as well as the VEMap.GetDirections method.

  • Each request made using the VEMap.FindLocations method.

  • Each request made using the VEMap.GetDirections method.

Viewing Reports

You can view reports detailing your Bing Maps AJAX Control 6.3 usage. See the Implementing Customer Identification article for more information.

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