Azure Maps

Geospatial APIs to add maps, spatial analytics and mobility solutions to your apps

Put location intelligence to work for your enterprise

Create location-aware web and mobile applications using simple and secure geospatial services, APIs and SDKs in Azure. Deliver seamless experiences based on geospatial data with built-in location intelligence from world-class mobility technology partners.

Watch the overview video to learn how enterprises around the world are using Azure Maps – and how you can start using it today.

Get world-class location and mobility technology

Create your solutions using real-time location intelligence powered by world-class mobility technology partners TomTom, AccuWeather and Moovit. Easily integrate advanced location and mobility capabilities into your applications with geospatial services that are native to Azure Maps.

Build location intelligence solutions for IoT and AI

Develop secure, scalable IoT and AI solutions with dynamic, location-based services. Enable everything from vehicle routing, traffic simulation and asset tracking services to POI details and satellite imagery analysis.

Create rich data visualisations for your web and mobile apps

Manage and customise your data representations with multiple map layers, such as heatmaps, image layers and HTML markers. Select from rich visual imagery styles, including satellite, greyscale and shaded relief tiles.

Use Azure Maps with open-source and other familiar map controls

Build your location-aware solutions with a seamless development experience. Easily integrate open-source and other map controls, including OpenLayers, Leaflet and Cesium, as well as Open Geospatial Consortium standards, such as GeoJSON and KML.

Azure Maps services

Search

Create apps that provide details about nearby points of interest (POI), render locations on a map and geocode (or reverse geocode) addresses to get corresponding latitude/longitude coordinates.

Traffic

Develop mobility solutions that improve travel time and avoid gridlock. Offer multiple alternative routes around traffic jams, insight into the length of the backup and the time it takes to get through it, and a faster travel experience during rush hour.

Maps

Integrate clear, easy-to-read maps into your solutions with the JavaScript Map Control or the Render API. The maps update dynamically, so your customers get constantly refreshed information. Build web and mobile apps with web and Android SDKs.

Routing

Present the shortest or fastest routes available – to multiple destinations at a time – or provide specialist routes and facts for walkers, cyclists and commercial vehicles. Optimise route calculations with isochrones, matrix routing and batch routing.

Time zones

Make it easy for users to see what time it is anywhere in the world. Select a location to find the time zone, its offset to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and daylight saving time updates.

Elevation

Look up elevation data for locations anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Create valuable data products and apps that utilise globally consistent digital terrain model datasets served through Azure Maps APIs.

Spatial operations

Enhance your location intelligence with a library of common geospatial mathematical calculations, including geofencing, closest point, great circle distance and buffers.

Geolocation Preview

Look up the country of an IP address. Customise content and services based on user location and gain insight on customer geographic distribution.

Data Service 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.

Mobility Preview

Provide real-time location intelligence on nearby public transit services, including stops, route information and travel time estimations.

Weather Service

Obtain current weather conditions, weather forecast and weather along a route to enable weather-based decisions within your applications.

Creator

Create and publish your maps maintaining control of design, distribution, scale and access by converting various mapping file formats to be used in conjunction with Azure Maps and other Azure services.

Help keep your location and mobility solutions secure

  • Get Azure security and scale with built-in Azure Active Directory authentication and role-based access control (RBAC).
  • Enhance data privacy and protection with support for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance.
  • Microsoft employs more than 3,500 security experts who are completely focused on securing your game data and privacy.

Azure Maps pricing

Flexibly manage your Azure Maps costs and deployments by choosing from multiple account configuration options.

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Only pay for what you consume

See Azure Maps pricing

Getting started

Watch the overview video to learn how enterprises around the world are using Azure Maps—and how you can start using it today.

Follow this quickstart to create an interactive search map by using Azure Maps.

Explore open-source Azure Maps web control samples.

Documentation, learning resources and community

Azure Maps documentation

Quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials and API reference documentation.

Explore the documentation

Developer guide

Find the resources you need to get started and work through technical challenges in one convenient developer guide.

Guide to getting started with the Azure Maps Map Control

IoT tech community

Ask questions and get support from Microsoft engineers and Azure community experts.

Interact with the community

Azure Maps updates, blogs and announcements

  • Azure Maps is built in collaboration with world-class mobility and location technology partners, including TomTom and Moovit, who provide the underlying location intelligence for maps, POI, traffic, transit and road data used.
  • Yes, you do need a licence. Please refer to the Licensing Terms and Documentation for any usage restrictions. Azure Maps has consumption-based pricing and requires no upfront cost. Only pay for what you consume and easily integrate your Azure Maps consumption into an existing Azure subscription or Enterprise Agreement.
  • Gen2 is Azure Maps latest pricing tier, which gives users access to all map features with volume-based discounts. There is no throttling, and you only pay for the services you use. The legacy Gen1 offerings of S0 and S1 pricing categories are still available. For smaller applications, the S0 pricing tier may be right for you if the core geospatial APIs meet your service requirements. For more advanced requirements, consider Gen2 pricing. Take a look at the pricing page for more information.
  • Geocoding coverage varies by region and depends upon the road data coverage and the precision of the geocoding service. See coverage documentation.
  • Azure Maps supports many languages, but language support does vary by feature. See the full list of language support.

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