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ArcGIS 10.1.2 and Bing Maps

Question asked by geonetadmin on Jan 18, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2013 by btfou
Original User: kmjohnson

I just received this email from ESRI:

Complimentary use of Microsoft's Bing Maps with ArcGIS will begin to be phased out as of February 28, 2013, and will be phased out completely by September 30, 2013. ArcGIS will continue to be Bing Maps ready, but you will have to obtain your own Bing Maps key directly from Microsoft and input the key into your ArcGIS products. Once you input the new key, you will be able to use Bing Maps in your ArcGIS products.

How This Will Affect Use of Bing Maps with ArcGIS
Once you obtain a key from Microsoft, you will be able to use Bing Maps in your web and mobile applications, including ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Web APIs, and all ArcGIS Mobile SDKs.

ArcGIS for Desktop will be affected in different ways depending on the version you have:

    ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop users will have to install ArcGIS 10.1.2 before being able to input a Bing Maps key. ArcGIS 10.1.2 is currently scheduled to be available in late Q1 2013.
    ArcGIS 10 for Desktop users will have to install a patch to use their Bing Maps key. The patch will be available in late Q1 2013.
    ArcGIS Desktop 9.3.1 will no longer support the use of Bing Maps.


Does anyone know when "Q1" is and if the key from Microsoft will be free? Or what the charge might be? I'm also curious about 10.1.2 and what changes it will implement - I haven't been able to find anything out about it.

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