Add location data and mapping visuals to business applications and solutions
Put location intelligence to work for your enterprise
Azure Maps is a suite of geospatial services that help organisations easily incorporate location-based data into web and mobile solutions. Use location and map data to generate insights, inform data-driven decisions, enhance security and improve customer experiences.
Transform your business with location insights
Create business opportunities with location-aware web and mobile apps using a comprehensive set of geospatial services, APIs and SDKs. Discover new ways to collect and analyse data, enable business agility, increase your ROI, and drive improved operational efficiency and security by tapping into the Microsoft Cloud.
Develop map-based apps with ease
Easily build location-aware apps or transition your existing solutions to Azure using familiar APIs and patterns. Choose Azure Maps APIs and SDKs for web and mobile, or external SDKs such as Leaflet.
Combine services on the trusted Azure platform
Implement other Azure tools and services for the highest level of scalability and security. Pay only for what you consume, and easily add your Azure Maps consumption to your existing Azure subscription or Enterprise Agreement.
See Azure Maps in action
Try the Azure Maps demo, browse more than 250 code samples, and then get started creating location-aware solutions using geospatial data, animations, map layers, spatial operations, and more.
Maps: Implement maps with detailed road coverage, building footprints, and points of interest.
Search: Search for addresses and points of interest.
Routing: Get directions for cars, bicycles, pedestrians and trucks. Calculate distance matrices, travel-time polygons or optimised routes.
Traffic: Plan how to get to your destination on time with real-time and predictive traffic data.
Weather: Get current, historic, and forecasted weather and air-quality info as well as severe-weather alerts.
Imagery: Explore the world through high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery.
Elevation: Get elevation data, including Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) and contour lines for topographic analysis.
Data visualisation: Use different map styles and overlays to make your data shine and help with decision making.
Azure Maps services
Display objects, points of interest, and business listings on static map images or interactive vector map tiles embedded in your web or mobile applications. Choose from various map styles and map data types, such as digital elevation contours, to develop rich data visualisations.
Get real-time traffic flow and incident detail to determine how current traffic conditions may affect your logistics operations.
Create applications that provide details about nearby points of interest such as restaurants and petrol stations. Geocode a street address to get the corresponding latitude and longitude, or reverse geocode a given coordinate to get the associated location information.
Look up the country where an IP address is located. Customise content and services based on user location, and gain insights about customer geographic distribution.
Get high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery that's available worldwide and continually updated.
Get current and historical weather conditions, forecasted weather, weather along a route, air-quality data, and radar and infrared weather map tiles to enable weather-based decisions and visualisations in your apps.
Look up elevation data for any location on Earth. Create valuable data products and apps that use globally consistent digital terrain model datasets.
Enhance your location intelligence with a library of common geospatial mathematical calculations, including geofencing, closest point, great-circle distance, and buffers.
Calculate the shortest or fastest routes available – to multiple destinations at a time, or provide specialised routes for pedestrians, bicycles and commercial vehicles.
Create and publish customised indoor maps that support maintaining control of design, distribution, scale and access.
Make it easy for users to see the current time anywhere in the world. Select a location to find the time zone, its offset to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and daylight saving–time updates.
Data management (preview)
Upload and store geospatial data for use with spatial operations or image composition to reduce latency, increase productivity, and enable new scenarios within your applications.
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
Explore customised pricing options
Flexibly manage your Azure Maps costs and deployments by choosing from multiple account configuration options.
- No upfront cost
- No termination fees
- Pay for only what you consume
Get started with an Azure free account
Start free. Get $200 credit to use in 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 40+ other services.
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Only pay if you use more than the free monthly amounts.
After 12 months, you'll continue getting 40+ always-free services—and still only pay for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.
Trusted by companies of all sizes
Johannes Manser, Head of BI and Analytics, Axpo Grid
"We can speed up processes tremendously with [Azure] Cognitive Search, Azure Maps, and Power BI embedded in Insights. That means better quality power at lower costs because we don't have to spend half of our time trying to locate the asset information."
Using geospatial data for efficient analysis
Reinsurance company Swiss Re uses not only the natural language process that enables users to ask questions and get data, but also Azure Maps for geospatial analysis.
Azure Maps resources and documentation
Open-source code samples
Visit the Azure Maps web control sample gallery to browse code samples.
Learn how to render maps and embed Azure Maps functionality into your web or mobile apps with map control.
IoT tech community
Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure community experts. Join the community.
Frequently asked questions about Azure Maps
Azure Maps is built in collaboration with world-class location technology partners who provide the underlying location intelligence for maps, points of interest, traffic, and road data.
Yes, you need a licence to use Azure Maps. See licensing use rights for usage restrictions. Azure Maps has consumption-based pricing and requires no upfront cost. Pay only for what you consume, and easily add your Azure Maps consumption to your existing Azure subscription or Enterprise Agreement.
Gen2, the latest pricing tier, provides access to all map features and volume-based discounts. There's no throttling, and you pay only for the services you use. The legacy Gen1 pricing categories are still available for new customers, and the Standard S0 pricing tier may be right for you if the core geospatial APIs meet your service requirements. For more advanced requirements, consider Gen2. See pricing details.
Geocoding coverage varies by region and depends on the road data coverage and the precision of the geocoding service. See coverage details.
Azure Maps supports several languages, but language support varies by feature. See localisation support details.