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Loading a map without a billable transaction? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I want to display either a static map or a simple javascript map based on latitude and longitude.  It will be used for a public-facing website.

    The documentation says that if I load the AJAX control first, anything I do will be a non-billable transaction.  But doesn't loading the AJAX control itself result in one billable transaction right off the bat?  Is this only referring to the fact I won't generate more billable transactions from the map tiles themselves?

    And If I load a static map simply with <img src>, then that is also one billable transaction, isn't it?

    Is there any way to display a Bing map on a webpage without generating any billable transactions?

    Friday, September 4, 2015 2:44 AM

Answers

  • Loading a map will always generate a billable transaction. Calling any of the services directly with a Bing Maps key will generate a billable transaction. The only time transactions are not billable is when you use a session key to call a service. A session key can be generated from the map that was loaded using a billable transaction and can only be used on the same page that the interactive map was loaded on.

    That said, if you are using the Bing Maps platform under the free terms of use (125,000 transactions /365 days) then both billable and non-billable transactions count towards that number. Billable transactions only really make a difference when you are paying to use the service.


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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, September 4, 2015 5:04 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Satoshi B Friday, September 4, 2015 9:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Satoshi B Friday, September 4, 2015 9:14 PM
    Friday, September 4, 2015 5:04 PM
  • The 125,000 transactions is for the entire account.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Saturday, September 5, 2015 12:06 AM

All replies

  • Loading a map will always generate a billable transaction. Calling any of the services directly with a Bing Maps key will generate a billable transaction. The only time transactions are not billable is when you use a session key to call a service. A session key can be generated from the map that was loaded using a billable transaction and can only be used on the same page that the interactive map was loaded on.

    That said, if you are using the Bing Maps platform under the free terms of use (125,000 transactions /365 days) then both billable and non-billable transactions count towards that number. Billable transactions only really make a difference when you are paying to use the service.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, September 4, 2015 5:04 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Satoshi B Friday, September 4, 2015 9:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Satoshi B Friday, September 4, 2015 9:14 PM
    Friday, September 4, 2015 5:04 PM
  • Ahhh... thanks for the clarification, Ricky.  So if we have two sites and create two API keys, do we get 125,000 transactions on each one, or the 125,000 figure is combined across the entire account?
    Friday, September 4, 2015 6:55 PM
  • The 125,000 transactions is for the entire account.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Saturday, September 5, 2015 12:06 AM