Bing Maps Token Service being retired by Microsoft as of March 31, 2012

Blog Post created by geonetadmin on Mar 1, 2012
QuestionHow will I access Bing Maps and what are the implications of this announcement with Esri products?Esri AnswerIt will be necessary for ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 users to migrate to ArcGIS Server 10.0 so that Web ADF applications can use the Bing Maps key. It will also be important to ensure that any API applications use the Bing Maps key and not the token service. All 2.x API applications use the Bing Maps key. QuestionWhat if the organization is migrating to a 2.x API application but currently runs ArcGIS Server 9.3.1 and cannot upgrade?Esri AnswerIf the organization cannot upgrade to ArcGIS Server 10, contact Esri Customer Service (1-888-377-4575, option 5) to request a Bing Maps key for use in an ArcGIS Web API 2.x application.QuestionWhat are the clients that support the use of the Bing Maps key? Esri AnswerThe following clients support the use Bing Maps keys:
  • ArcGIS Server 10 Web Application Developer Framework (ADF) applications (.NET and Java)
  • ArcGIS API for JavaScript 2.x
  • ArcGIS API for Flex 2.x
  • ArcGIS API for Silverlight 2.x
  • ArcGIS for SharePoint 2.x
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