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Limit of 200 places in my places, anyway around this ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to import a list of approx 5000 places into a list in my places (gpx file as the kml file was rejected) but it will only import the first 200!

    Is there anyway to get more than 200 places in a list or automatically create multiple lists?

    Thanks

    Friday, October 18, 2013 8:52 PM

Answers

  • The My Places functionality is meant to be a simple consumer facing method for creating small lists. If you want to maintain larger data sets then use the Bing Maps development API's and upload your data to the Bing Spatial Data Services which has a limit of 200,000 locations for those with an Enterprise license. Note, without a license you will be limited a small number of locations.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, October 21, 2013 11:43 AM
  • Bing Maps purposely limits the My Places functionality to 200 shapes. Usually when you start displaying more than that performance issues start to occur and you have to start using a more complex solution (i.e. pushpin clustering). In addition to pushpins you can also add shapes such as polygons to the map. This is part of the reason for the 200 shape limit. If you r data set has less than 200 shapes you can easily display it in Bing Maps without any doing any kind of coding.

    That said, if you have Office 2013 you can look at using Power Maps (powered by Bing Maps) to display larger data sets easily. Since this would be running in a desktop app you would not be able to easily share the interactive map but you can easily create videos from the data on the map. Here is some getting started info: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/get-started-with-power-map-HA104091224.aspx

    If you are using Windows 8 there are a bunch of apps that use Bing Maps that support loading and viewing KML files.

    If you would like to create a custom solution that can read KML files into Bing Maps I have a bunch of tools for doing this here: https://mapstoolbox.codeplex.com/


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, September 22, 2014 11:53 AM

All replies

  • The My Places functionality is meant to be a simple consumer facing method for creating small lists. If you want to maintain larger data sets then use the Bing Maps development API's and upload your data to the Bing Spatial Data Services which has a limit of 200,000 locations for those with an Enterprise license. Note, without a license you will be limited a small number of locations.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, October 21, 2013 11:43 AM
  • (I was directed from the Microsoft Community to visit the MSDN for answers to my Bing Maps problem and found your answer)

    Just for the record, that's not how many normal consumers use a map. As an example, when I want to download all the sites on the National Historic Register for an upcoming trip. When I go to Wikipedia and look at the list, here's what it says:

    Map of all coordinates from Google
    Map of up to 200 coordinates from Bing

    (your webpage made me remove the links in order to post)

    (admittedly there are only ca. 150 points for the NHRP in the county I'm visiting this trip, but that often isn't the case.)

    I have been using Google Maps for years, but they just changed how they work and I was hoping to use Bing Maps as an alternative. I don't know anything about enterprise licenses, programming, API's or any of that stuff you all are talking about, I'm just a plain old map user that makes KML files for trips, photo lists, places I've visited, etc.

    Since Google has messed up their maps, and Bing Maps is so limited, perhaps there's another service somebody could suggest?

    Sunday, September 21, 2014 3:47 PM
  • Bing Maps purposely limits the My Places functionality to 200 shapes. Usually when you start displaying more than that performance issues start to occur and you have to start using a more complex solution (i.e. pushpin clustering). In addition to pushpins you can also add shapes such as polygons to the map. This is part of the reason for the 200 shape limit. If you r data set has less than 200 shapes you can easily display it in Bing Maps without any doing any kind of coding.

    That said, if you have Office 2013 you can look at using Power Maps (powered by Bing Maps) to display larger data sets easily. Since this would be running in a desktop app you would not be able to easily share the interactive map but you can easily create videos from the data on the map. Here is some getting started info: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/get-started-with-power-map-HA104091224.aspx

    If you are using Windows 8 there are a bunch of apps that use Bing Maps that support loading and viewing KML files.

    If you would like to create a custom solution that can read KML files into Bing Maps I have a bunch of tools for doing this here: https://mapstoolbox.codeplex.com/


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, September 22, 2014 11:53 AM