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Bing Maps Geocode API

The Bing Maps Geocode API can be used to get location information associated with map coordinates. The API also provides functionality to get coordinates for a location based on values such as postal code and address and also get coordinates for a location provided in a query string. The API uses both REST and SOAP protocol and responses are formatted in XML and JSON.

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Bing Maps Geocode: Highlights

Summary
Geocoding service
Category
Mapping
Tags
Protocols
REST, SOAP
Data Formats
XML, JSON
API home
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701 ... 
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45 APIs by Microsoft

Bing Maps Geocode: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
 
Service Endpoint
http://dev.virtualearth.net/REST/v1

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Account with service, API Key  
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.microsoft.com  
Company
Microsoft  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
www.microsoft.com/maps/product/terms.html 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
Yes 
Read-only Without Login
 

Support

Vendor API Kits
.NET, C# 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
www.bing.com/community/site_blogs/b/maps/default.a... 
API Forum
social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vemapcontro... 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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