Bing Maps Platform

Microsoft Virtual Earth or Bing Maps Platform


Bing Maps Platform is a geospatial mapping platform produced by Microsoft. It is comparable to Google Maps in function. It was launched in 2005 and operates through Windows.

Features include:

  • Photo-based images with features such as Streetside and 45 degree oblique "bird’s eye" views (nominally including 4 views at 90 degree viewpoint increments) that present data in context while simplifying orientation and navigation.
  • The ability to overlay standard or custom data points and layers with different themes.
  • Building-level geocoding for more than 70 million addresses in the United States.
  • Developer support options available.
  • Set of APIs available upon which developers can build applications1

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