The Bing Maps Local Insights API returns a list of local entities within the specified maximum driving time or distance traveled from a specified point on Earth. The API supports both synchronous and asynchronous requests that returns JSON or XML for the query or coordinates for a location, longest possible travel time, the longest possible distance used to define the geographic region and more. The Local Insights service is part of the Routes API, which allows you to create a route that includes two or more locations and to create routes from major roads for driving or walking routes. 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.