The Bing Maps Elevations API allows you to get elevation values for a set of locations, a polyline path or area on the Earth. It provides a set of elevations and the associated zoom level is returned in the responses that request elevation values that supports JSON or XML format for the response. The Bing Maps REST Services provides a way to create a static map with pushpins, geocoding an address, retrieving imagery metadata, or creating a route etc. Microsoft Bing is a web search engine.
This segment of the past year's most clicked, shared and talked about APIs covers Mapping and Location services. Included are APIs for mapping routes specifically for electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles, APIs for mapping meteorology, as well as a few APIs for Drone mapping services.
Twelve APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Mapping, Weather, and Addresses. Highlights include an
API for free surface-based weather observations, and APIs for Natural Language Processing in news articles. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.