About Integrating Bird.i Satellite Imagery with Bing Maps
Bing Maps has been around for almost 15 years now, and over that time it has built up a powerful suite of features. While its main focus is enterprise and corporate customers, Microsoft offers a Bing Maps free tier that also makes it a solid option for startups. One thing it’s lacking, though, is recent satellite imagery; in fact, most mapping platforms that offer satellite imagery utilize images that are often months or even years out of date. By integrating your Bing Maps V8 map with our Image Service APIs, you’ll be able to unlock the power of up-to-date imagery in Microsoft’s powerhouse mapping platform!
Here’s what our imagery could look like once integrated with Bing Maps:
This basic integration example is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the APIs’ capabilities! This one simply displays the most recent image for each location, but our APIs make all the imagery we have for each location available for access; that means you can see historical imagery for each location in order to track changes over time.
For a step-by-step example of how to set integrate your Bing Maps map with our Image Service APIs, take a look at our tutorial.