Map Control Concepts


The Bing Maps V8 Web Control is designed to be easy adopt and use in your web applications, and familiar to anyone who has worked with Maps or Geospatial data. Below, you'll find the major set of Map concepts and examples that will help you.

MapLoad a rich and interactive map in which data can be visualized.
PushpinsRepresent point based data using graphical images and text on the map.
Map Shapes: Polylines and PolygonsRepresent geographic areas on the map using lines and polygons.
InfoboxesAdd a pop-up user interface to your map in response to user actions.
LayersOrganize and visualize data in engaging ways.
ColorsFind out more about how to work with Colors across various mapping components.
Custom OverlaysCustom Overlays allow you to create and insert your own custom layers into the map.
Event ExamplesHandle interactions with the map control by leveraging Event-based callbacks.
Modular FrameworkThe modular framework lets you build and host reusable pieces of functionality on the map. In addition, the Bing Maps V8 Web Control features very powerful out-of-the-box modules for adding new visualizations, user interfaces, and for working with data on the map.
Autosuggest Module ExamplesProvides location based suggestions as you type.
Clustering Module ExamplesThis module allows you to easily add in client side clustering to your application. Client Side Clustering is a method where pushpins that are close together are grouped and represented as a single pushpin, often using a different icon to indicate the cluster. This is a great way to improve both the user experience and performance of the map.
Contour Module ExamplesContour Lines, also known as isolines, are lines that connect points that share a characteristic of equal value.
Data Binning Module ExamplesData binning, is the process of grouping point data into a symmetric gird of geometric shapes.
Directions Module ExamplesAllows you to calculate a route and display it on the map. The route is draggable by default for easy customization. The instructions will also be nicely formatted.
Drawing Tools Module ExamplesProvides a set of tools for drawing and editing shapes on top of the map.
GeoJSON Module ExamplesThis module makes it easy to import or export data in GeoJSON format.
GeoXml Module ExamplesThe GeoXml module makes it easy to read and write common geospatial XML file formats such as KML (Keyhole Markup Language), KMZ (compressed KML), GeoRSS, GML (Geography Markup Language, exposed via GeoRSS), and GPX (GPS Exchange Format).
Heat Map Layer Module ExamplesThe module allows you to render an array of Location objects as a density based heat map.
Search Module ExamplesProvides an easy method for geocoding address and searching for points of interest from JavaScript.
Spatial Data Services Module ExamplesThis module wraps the Query and GeoData REST API’s in the Bing Spatial Dara Services and expose them as an easy to use JavaScript library.
Spatial Math Module ExamplesThe module provides a bunch of useful spatial math functions.
Traffic Module ExamplesAdds a traffic incident and flow data to the map.
Well Known Text Module ExamplesThis module makes it easy to import or export data in Well Known Text format.
Point Compression ExampleA tool for compressing arrays of location data as an encoded string.
Test Data Generator ExampleA tool for generating random test data; pushpins, polylines, polygons, colors, and locations.
User LocationDisplay a users' location on the map using browser location finding functionality.
REST Services ExamplesExamples that show how to use the Bing Maps REST services from your application.