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Bing Maps REST Services


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 Started with the Bing Maps REST Services

Gets you started with the Bing Maps REST Services.

What's New in the REST Services

Describes the latest updates to the Bing Maps REST Services.

Getting Traffic Incident Data

Shows how to get traffic incident data by using the Routes API and the Traffic API.

Using the REST Services with .NET

Shows how to use .NET with the REST Services.

Locations API

Shows how to geocode and reverse-geocode location data.

Elevations API

Shows how to get elevation information for a set of locations, polyline or area on the Earth.

Imagery API

Shows 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.

Routes API

Shows how to get directions and route information for driving, walking or using transit. This API can also be usedt calculate Distance Matrices.

Traffic API

Shows how to get information about traffic incidents and issues in a specified area.

Common Parameters and Types

Describes common parameters and types that specify values such as culture and pushpin styles.

Common Response Description

Describes the general response format and results returned when you make a Bing Maps REST Services request.

Status Codes and Error Handling

Provides status and error code descriptions for troubleshooting.

Release History

Gives a history of updates to the API starting with January, 2014

Developer Resources

Lists resources and support for the Bing Maps REST Services.

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