Third Party Base Map for Bing Map Web Control RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, 

    Is it possible to replace the base map in Bing Maps Web Controls?

    I would like to use higher resolution and more recent base maps from digital globe map api.



    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 2:04 PM


  • You can add custom tile layers to the map as long as they are meant to completely replace the base maps. As noted in 3.2p of the terms of use:

    Integrate road maps from the Services with road maps supplied by any third party. You may not replace aerial imagery from the Services with imagery supplied by any other mapping platform. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may overlay aerial imagery that you have the rights to use, provided that such imagery does not substantially replace the base aerial imagery provided by the Services. You may incorporate various data layers of types not available through the Services, in the Company Applications (for example, demographic or school location data). You may combine or overlay Ordnance Survey's United Kingdom mapping data or data derived from Ordnance Survey’s United Kingdom mapping data (but not Ordnance Survey roads data) with the Services, provided that you have procured all such rights to the Ordnance Survey United Kingdom mapping data, that such use of the Ordnance Survey United Kingdom mapping data with the Services is consistent with your Ordnance Survey license, and that you indemnify Microsoft for such use pursuant to Section 3.8.

    Note that Bing Maps already gets most of its aerial imagery from Digital Globe and is in the process of updating it globally. Brazil, India and Australia all have been updated in the last couple of weeks. All countries will likely be updated within 6 months time.

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    Tuesday, February 7, 2017 4:27 PM