Bing Maps REST Services

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The Bing™ Maps REST Services Application Programming Interface (API) provides a Representational State Transfer (REST) interface to perform tasks such as creating a static map with pushpins, geocoding an address, retrieving imagery metadata, or creating a route.

Transaction accounting is provided when you use the Bing Maps REST Services. For more information about billable and non-billable transactions for the Bing Maps REST Services, see Viewing Bing Maps Transaction Reports.

For information about geocoding large sets of spatial data using a REST Interface, see the Bing Spatial Data Services.

If you are reading this documentation online, you can download the Bing Maps REST Services documentation CHM file or PDF file for offline viewing.

If you plan to use the REST services from .NET the Bing Maps team has released an open source portable class library which makes it easy to access the Bing Maps REST services from any .NET application. You can find this library on GitHub here.

Getting StartedGets you started with the Bing Maps REST Services.
What's NewDescribes the latest updates to the Bing Maps REST Services.
Getting Traffic Incident DataShows how to get traffic incident data by using the Routes and the Traffic.
Using the REST Services with .NETShows how to use .NET with the REST Services.
LocationsShows how to geocode and reverse-geocode location data.
ElevationsShows how to get elevation information for a set of locations, polyline or area on the Earth.
ImageryShows how to use the Imagery API to get a map with your specifications and how to request imagery data such as map tile URLs and imagery provider information.
RoutesShows how to get directions and route information for driving, walking, truck or using transit. This API can also be used to snap points to roads, calculate Distance Matrices and Isochrones (drive time polygons).
TrafficShows how to get information about traffic incidents and issues in a specified area.
AutosuggestShows how to get a list of autosuggested entities from a user's query.
Time ZoneShows how to get a time zone at a location by point or query. The Time Zone API also converts time zones, and can be used to retrieve information about Windows and IANA time zone standards.
Common Parameters and TypesDescribes common parameters and types that specify values such as culture and pushpin styles.
Common Response DescriptionDescribes the general response format and results returned when you make a Bing Maps REST Services request.
Status Codes and Error HandlingProvides status and error code descriptions for troubleshooting.
Release HistoryGives a history of updates to the API starting with January, 2014
Developer ResourcesLists resources and support for the Bing Maps REST Services.

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