Trial / Education-Key limits exceeded RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    unfortunately we didn't know that the bing maps REST API keeps on responding when the free limit for a Trail / Education-Key is exceeded counting each request (successful or not) towards the billable transactions. Of course we stopped the script which is part of a soon-to-be public page as soon as we noticed. Now we are worried that we might get charged for using it. Can anybody explain how you usually avoid exceeding these limits and at what rate a charge would apply?

    Friday, March 20, 2015 3:17 PM


  • Hi bruderjakob,

    It's unlikely you will be charged for that usage under a trial key. If you over by a decent amount the licensing team may contact you to discuss licensing Bing Maps to cover future usage going. That said, if your application meets the requirements of an Education account:

    Education or Non-Profit Organization Use” means using the Services with a Company Application that displays results for education or non-profit use, where non-profit organization means a tax exempt organization and education means use by public or private K-12 schools, universities, community colleges or other collegiate level institutions such as vocational schools, trade schools or career colleges, including their faculty, staff, and students, provided that your use is consistent with the terms of Section 5.  Further your Company Application must be one of the following:  publically available without restriction (for example, login or password must not be required), available only to current students of your education organization via your private network in order to provide education related services, available internally for free instructional use, or available internally for non-commercial research use. Commercially funded research projects and commercial company use for educational purposes are excluded from Education or Non-Profit Organization Use.

    Then this would fall under our free terms of use and you would not need to purchase a license unless your application consistently generates over 50,000 transactions a day.


    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, March 20, 2015 4:49 PM
    • Marked as answer by bruderjakob Tuesday, March 24, 2015 8:36 AM
    Friday, March 20, 2015 4:49 PM