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Tracking aircraft in a sporting event RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm developing an broadcasting application that shows a 3D model of several racing aircraft above a terrain model. The terrain model will be using Bing maps as an overlay. This application is to be used for live broadcasting of an air sports event. The aircraft will have GPS trackers and their positions are presented in near real time, i.e typically delayed by 5-15 minutes.

    My question is if this is within the Broadcasting TOU, provided that I stay within the maximum number of billable transactions and follow the guidelines for logos and attribution of data providers. Specifically I wonder if this application will be in accordance with point 5.1 f)

    "Use the Services for business asset tracking, fleet management, or dispatch including, without limitation, to monitor or track the location or movement of Asset(s), including to provide guidance based on the position or routing of multiple objects tracked using GPS or other sensor-generated methods."

    I suppose that this restriction is meant to apply to fleet management and similar applications, but the wording of it makes me want to make sure that I'm not doing anything wrong here...


    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:26 AM

Answers

  • The wording basically means that if you are tracking the live or last known position of anything in a business app then it falls under the asset tracking category and needs to be licensed as such. The age of last known location doesn't matter. The one exception is consumer tracking, where an app show a user where they are on a map in an app they are using (i.e. looking at your phone and see where you are).

    For this app you would need to look at an asset tracking license for Bing Maps. Contact the licensing team if you want to dive into this deeper and verify this is the case: http://www.microsoft.com/maps/contact-us.aspx


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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by tseval Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:44 PM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:17 PM

All replies

  • The wording basically means that if you are tracking the live or last known position of anything in a business app then it falls under the asset tracking category and needs to be licensed as such. The age of last known location doesn't matter. The one exception is consumer tracking, where an app show a user where they are on a map in an app they are using (i.e. looking at your phone and see where you are).

    For this app you would need to look at an asset tracking license for Bing Maps. Contact the licensing team if you want to dive into this deeper and verify this is the case: http://www.microsoft.com/maps/contact-us.aspx


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:17 PM
    • Marked as answer by tseval Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:44 PM
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:17 PM
  • Ok, that makes it a bit more complicated, but try to contact the enterprise licensing folks and hope it works out.

    Thanks for the answer, Ricky!

    Thursday, August 13, 2015 10:44 PM