Features & Functions

Key Features of Bing Maps for Enterprise

Everything you need to build and deploy web-based mapping

Detailed imagery

Vivid, photorealistic images with stunning features such as Bing Maps 3D, bird’s eye and rooftop views that present data in context while simplifying orientation and navigation.

Overlay points and layers

The ability to easily overlay standard or custom data points and layers on web maps with different themes. Import shapes, pushpins, and polylines with GeoRSS feeds.

Bing Maps Web Services

Developers can take advantage of the Bing Maps Web Services API, which offers static map images, direct map tile access, one-box search functionality, geocoding, reverse geocoding, and routing. Web Services model gives users the ability to access maps and data without downloading, wherever they can access the Web.

Custom Bing Maps Online GIS Applications

SpatialPoint Atlas gives developers a robust, standards-based environment for customizing Bing Maps and creating web GIS applications. It bridges the functionality gap between costly GIS and Web mapping services.

Geocoding, Reverse Geocoding, International Geocoding

Building-level geocoding for more than 70 million addresses in the United States alone. International addresses found with more precision.


Find locations using alternative and similar spellings.

Online Maps for Mobile Devices

Develop mobile applications with imagery optimized for mobile devices (including the iPhone). The features are supported in the Bing Maps Web Services.

Localized Maps and Directions

Get localized driving or walking directions in 15 languages, and localized maps in Western Europe in English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Italian.

Landmark-Based Routing

Provide customers in the United States and Canada with directions using familiar landmarks such as gas stations and fast-food restaurants.

Traffic Reports

Help your users avoid traffic jams by using traffic reports that overlay the Bing map with color-coded traffic flow visuals above the roads.

Geographic coverage

Robust worldwide geographic coverage.

Bing Maps for public-facing or internal web GIS applications

On public-facing sites:
  • Display business locations with hours, amenities, and available inventory by location.
  • Overlay traffic and GIS data in near-real time so users can plan accordingly.
  • Keep affected individuals informed about outages or service interruptions by area or region.
  • Give users the ability to track shipments and view delivery progress.
On internal sites:
  • Overlay internal and external data to improve business insight. For example, view sales data with customer demographic information to assess regional sales potential.
  • Easily integrate with other software technologies to promote collaboration when analyzing spatial data—thus yielding better results.
  • Place different information and GIS data on multiple layers that can be toggled on and off to develop strategies, analyze relationships, and make key business decisions.
  • Add GPS data to track mobile assets—including personnel and vehicles.
  • Incorporate key weather and traffic information to streamline fleet management.