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  • Hi,

    We are developoing a silverlight application, where we need to place a North America Map and find a location by speficied address. We are trying to acheive this using mappoint webservice (http://staging.mappoint.net/standard-30/mappoint.wsdl). Please suggest any other alternative approach if we have.

    However, mappoint webservice is prompting for user and password when we are trying to access the service.


    Environment:

    Visual Studio 2010
    Mappoint 2010
    MapPointWebServiceSDK 4.7

    we appreciate any help here....

    Thanks



    raviyandra
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 4:41 AM

Answers

  • Hi there,

    You need to have an account to use the Bing Maps web services (including the Mappoint Webservice), so they all require authentication of some sort or other - this may mean supplying a username and password, an application ID, or a token. 

    Although there's nothing wrong with using the Mappoint Web Services for what you want to do, I recommend that for a new development you use the Bing Geocode Service instead, which is more recent and more likely to be supported in the future.

    You can sign up for a developer account to access the Geocode service from https://www.bingmapsportal.com/
    And for examples using the Bing Maps Geocode service in a Silverlight Map application, see: http://www.microsoft.com/maps/isdk/silverlight/
    Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 8:25 AM
    Moderator

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  • Hi there,

    You need to have an account to use the Bing Maps web services (including the Mappoint Webservice), so they all require authentication of some sort or other - this may mean supplying a username and password, an application ID, or a token. 

    Although there's nothing wrong with using the Mappoint Web Services for what you want to do, I recommend that for a new development you use the Bing Geocode Service instead, which is more recent and more likely to be supported in the future.

    You can sign up for a developer account to access the Geocode service from https://www.bingmapsportal.com/
    And for examples using the Bing Maps Geocode service in a Silverlight Map application, see: http://www.microsoft.com/maps/isdk/silverlight/
    Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 8:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for your response. 

    We are investigating on mappoint web service issue now, also started looking into Geocode service as well.

    please find the details below about mappoint web service issue.

    We have created a Bing Map Developer account, and able to see list of following web service url. however, when we try to add Mappoint Web Service wsdl as web reference in silverlight application, getting the following message in "Web Services found at this URL".

    Errormessage: Operation is not valid due to the current state of the object.

    How to provide bing map user account details when we try to add the WSDL as web reference.

    When we try to access the endpoint(asmx) of wsdl in IE, it is prompting for username and password. Even if we provide bing map user name and password, we are not able to access it.

    List of web service urls:
  • Bing Maps Token Service Production WSDL: https://common.virtualearth.net/find-30/common.asmx?wsdl
  • Bing Maps Token Service Staging WSDL: https://staging.common.virtualearth.net/find-30/common.asmx?wsdl
  • MapPoint Web Service Production WSDL: http://service.mappoint.net/standard-30/mappoint.wsdl
  • MapPoint Web Service Staging WSDL: http://staging.mappoint.net/standard-30/mappoint.wsdl

  • raviyandra
Wednesday, January 27, 2010 2:22 PM