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ACTION REQUIRED: Announcing Bing Maps for Enterprise Platform End of Life - May 21, 2024

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BillFox
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Do you know if it is possible to integrate agol/enterprise with Azure Maps like Bing Maps?

On Tuesday of this week we received an e-mail from Microsoft about Bing Maps End of Life.

The banner of that e-mail has this notice:

ACTION REQUIRED: Announcing Bing Maps for Enterprise Platform End of Life - May 21, 2024

Bing Maps for Enterprise is deprecated and will be retired 

Microsoft encourages you to move to Azure Maps 

Azure Maps
Discover the Power of Location on the Azure Cloud
Leverage an advanced maps platform to power your location-based applications.

Bing Maps for Enterprise is deprecated and will be retired.
Enterprise account customers can continue to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services until June 30th, 2028.
Free (Basic) account customers can continue to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services until June 30th, 2025.
To avoid service disruptions, all implementations using Bing Maps for Enterprise REST APIs and SDKs will need to be updated to use Azure Maps by the retirement date.
For migration documentation, see Bing Maps Migration Overview.
For more details on the retirement, see the Bing Maps Blog.

Dear Bing Maps for Enterprise customer,

On May 21, 2024, we shared our vision for a single enterprise mapping platform at Microsoft and that we are unifying our Bing Maps for Enterprise offering under Azure Maps. This means that going forward, Azure Maps will combine the best of Bing Maps for Enterprise and Azure Maps. Today we are announcing that as part of these unification efforts, Bing Maps for Enterprise will be retired. The ability to purchase Bing Maps for Enterprise SKUs and the availability of the Bing Maps for Enterprise services will end according to the following timeline:

• Customers using Bing Maps for Enterprise Basic or Free license will no longer be able to use Bing Maps for Enterprise services beyond June 30, 2025.

(a) Basic / Free Licenses customers who would like to continue using enterprise maps from Microsoft are encouraged to move to Azure Maps before June 30, 2025.

(b) Existing Basic / Free Licenses customers who would like to continue using Bing Maps for Enterprise until the service end date of June 30, 2028, can upgrade to a paid Enterprise License by contacting maplicq@microsoft.com before June 30, 2025.
• Bing Maps for Enterprise services will retire, and support will end on June 30, 2028, and customers will no longer be able to use any of the Bing Maps for Enterprise services.

Azure Maps offers much of the same functionality and features as Bing Maps for Enterprise, and more. For more product and licensing information, please visit the Enterprise Maps Website. The following resources are available to assist in migrating from Bing Maps for Enterprise to Azure Maps:

• Why you should use Azure Maps
• Migrating to Azure Maps
• Azure Maps Service Agreement and Terms
• Azure Maps Pricing and Licensing
• Azure Resources for Nonprofits

QUESTIONS & INPUT:
For questions, please contact maplicq@microsoft.com.

Thank you for using Microsoft mapping solutions.

Sincerely,

The Bing Maps Team

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052

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ShannonPugh
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I'm curious about this as well.

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RickyBrundritt
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If you are just looking at basemaps, you could add Azure Maps as a tile layer as per this documentation: Add layers from a URL—ArcGIS Online Help | Documentation

In Azure Maps you would use the Render - REST API (Azure Maps) | Microsoft Learn

(You would also need to subscription key: Quickstart: Interactive map search with Azure Maps | Microsoft Learn - the first part of this quick start shows how to create an account and key)

Here is an example of how the URL to Azure Maps Render Service would look:

https://atlas.microsoft.com/map/tile?api-version=2022-08-01&tilesetId={tilesetId}&zoom={zoom}&x={x}&...

You will need to replace the `{tilesetId}` to the type of layer you want to display. You would also need to set your Azure Maps subscription key.

Optionally you can also add the following parameters

- `&language={languageCode}` Localization support in Microsoft Azure Maps | Microsoft Learn
- `&view={regionalViewCode}` Aligns disputed boarders and place names as needed
- `&tileSize={256 or 512}` Most tilesets support both sizes, while some only support 256. See docs here: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/maps/render/get-map-tile?view=rest-maps-2023-06-01&tabs=H... 

Here is a list of the main tileset IDs used in this service that you can pass into the URL: 

  • Road maps
    • Main (microsoft.base.road) - All layers with our main style.
    • Labels (microsoft.base.labels.road) - Label data in our main style.
    • Hybrid (microsoft.base.hybrid.road) - Road, boundary and label data in our main style.
    • Dark grayscale (microsoft.base.darkgrey) - All layers with our dark grayscale style.
  • Imagery (microsoft.imagery)
  • Traffic Flow
    • absolute (microsoft.traffic.flow.absolute)
    • reduced-sensitivity (microsoft.traffic.flow.reduced-sensitivity)
    • relative (microsoft.traffic.flow.relative)
    • relative-delay (microsoft.traffic.flow.relative-delay`)
  • Traffic Incident
    • night (microsoft.traffic.incident.night)
    • s1 (microsoft.traffic.incident.s1)
    • s2 (microsoft.traffic.incident.s2)
    • s3 (microsoft.traffic.incident.s3)
  • Weather
    • Infrared (microsoft.weather.infrared.main) - Latest Infrared Satellite images shows clouds by their temperature.
    • Radar (microsoft.weather.radar.main) - Latest weather radar images including areas of rain, snow, ice and mixed conditions.
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