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Azure Maps

Add maps, spatial analytics, and mobility solutions to your apps with geospatial APIs

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 top mobility and location technology partners. Watch the video to learn how enterprises are using Azure Maps—and how to start using it today.

Get world-class location and mobility technology

Create your solutions using real-time location intelligence from mobility and location technology partners TomTom and AccuWeather. Easily add advanced location and mobility capabilities to your applications with geospatial services that are native to Azure Maps.

Build location intelligence solutions for IoT and AI

Develop secure, scalable Internet of Things (IoT) and AI solutions with dynamic, location-based services. Enable vehicle routing, traffic simulation, and asset tracking services, point of interest (POI) details, and satellite imagery analysis.

Create rich data visualizations for web and mobile apps

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

Use 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

Maps

Display objects, points of interest, or business listings on static map images or on interactive vector map tiles embedded in your web or mobile applications. Choose from several map styles and data types, including digital elevation contours, to develop rich data visualizations.

Imagery

Take advantage of high-resolution satellite and aerial imagery, available worldwide and updated periodically to ensure freshness.

Routing

With location intelligence, calculate the shortest or fastest routes available—to multiple destinations at a time—or provide specialized routes for pedestrians, bicycles, and commercial vehicles.

Traffic

Use real-time traffic flow and incident detail to help inform your logistics operations.

Weather

Get current and historical conditions, forecasts, weather along a route, air-quality data, and radar or infrared weather map tiles to enable weather-based decisions and visualizations in your applications.

Creator

Create and publish custom maps while controlling their design, distribution, scale, and access.

Search

Create applications that provide details about nearby points of interest such as restaurants and gas stations. Geocode a street address to get the corresponding latitude/longitude, or reverse-geocode coordinates to get the associated geospatial location information.

Elevation

Look up elevation data for any location on Earth. Create valuable data products and apps that use globally consistent digital terrain model datasets.

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.

Geolocation

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

Spatial operations

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

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

Azure Maps pricing

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

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Pay only for what you consume

Trusted by companies of all sizes

"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."

Johannes Manser, Head of BI and Analytics, Axpo Grid
Axpo

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.

Swiss Re

Azure Maps resources and documentation

Documentation

See quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials, and API reference documentation.

Explore the documentation

Open-source code samples

Visit the Azure Maps web control sample gallery.

Browse code samples

Map control

Learn how to render maps and embed Azure Maps functionality into your web or mobile apps.

See how to use map control

IoT tech community

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

Join the community
  • Azure Maps is built in collaboration with world-class location technology partners, which provide the underlying location intelligence for maps, POI, traffic, and road data.
  • Yes, you need a license 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 integrate your Azure Maps consumption into 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 upon 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 localization support details.

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