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Use of Bing's GeoCoding Service RRS feed

  • Question

  • So I currently I have a bunch of resources tied to a location in my database. If there are any where an address has been specified, but no geo information has been supplied, I want to do the following.

    1) The back end application would start a scheduled job.

    2) Take the address and use Bing's geocoding service to obtain the latitude and longitude.

    3) Update my resource with Bing's returned latitude and longitude.

    4) This resource may be queried and used by other persons we are affiliated with in many different ways.

    I have read Bings TOS, and I honestly it's very subjective and not that clear.

    The question is, are we potentially in violation of licensing, and or can we upgrade the license to be in compliance.


    • Edited by RhythmJunky Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:11 PM
    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:09 PM

Answers

  • You can geocode addresses and store the results in a database to later display on Bing Maps. The coordinate data can't be used with other mapping providers. So as long as the data is being visualized on Bing Maps then this is ok. If you are going to do a scheduled job I recommend using the batch geocoding service: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff701733.aspx

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    Thursday, March 28, 2013 4:54 PM