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Bing Maps Ajax API and Google Geocode API RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi!

    I am using Bing Maps Ajax API with a commercial license and I would like to use Google Geocoding API. Am I breaking any license agreement when I do that? Would like to Geocode an address with Google and show the geocoded point on my Bing Maps application.

    Best regards,

    Chi-Hao Poon


    Chi

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8:09 AM

Answers

  • Yes. The terms of use of both platforms do not allow the mixing of services. It's worth noting that Bing Maps is able to geocode addresses 12%-15% more accurately than Google Maps. This is based on a test of 45 million known addresses. Its also worth noting that mixing the two platforms would mean you need two licenses which would double the cost. With Bing Maps, if you make use of sessions when geocoding, all of those requests become non-billable.

    What is your reasoning for wanting to use the Google geocoding API? Perhaps you aren't taking full advantage of the Bing Maps platform.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com


    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:02 PM
  • Nokia HERE is the source of the data in Bing Maps for Europe. We have a bunch of data updates planned over the next few months that will likely address this issue.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 4:57 PM

All replies

  • Yes. The terms of use of both platforms do not allow the mixing of services. It's worth noting that Bing Maps is able to geocode addresses 12%-15% more accurately than Google Maps. This is based on a test of 45 million known addresses. Its also worth noting that mixing the two platforms would mean you need two licenses which would double the cost. With Bing Maps, if you make use of sessions when geocoding, all of those requests become non-billable.

    What is your reasoning for wanting to use the Google geocoding API? Perhaps you aren't taking full advantage of the Bing Maps platform.


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com


    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 5:02 PM
  • The geocoding may be more accurate, but I guess its not as updated as Google? Our company is based in Sweden and some addresses doesn't exist when you search on Bing Maps. What is the source? Is it from the Land Survey(Lantmäteriet) in Sweden or is the addresses collected by Microsoft?


    Chi

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:48 AM
  • Nokia HERE is the source of the data in Bing Maps for Europe. We have a bunch of data updates planned over the next few months that will likely address this issue.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Thursday, September 17, 2015 4:57 PM