Difference between transaction and session RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am using the Bing Maps geocoding service from a web application.  What is the difference between a session and a transaction?
    • Moved by Ricky_Brundritt Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:21 PM (From:Bing Maps: Map Control and Web services Development)
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 3:03 PM


  • I believe that a session starts when a map is loaded onto a web page and ends when the map is unloaded from that page. If I'm not mistaken, transactions no longer apply to tile consumption; a map load is a single transaction and then transactions are counted when you consume other services like the geocoding and routing services. In this context, each transaction is a single request to the service.

    Note: I just went searching for a good source for this information and found this:

    Hope this helps.

    • Edited by Nate Irwin Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:03 AM Added link to docs.
    • Marked as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Thursday, December 1, 2011 11:44 AM
    Wednesday, November 30, 2011 1:03 AM