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Microsoft Mapping: Geospatial Development in Windows 10 with Bing Maps and C#, Second Edition by Ray Rischpater, Carmen Au

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CHAPTER 9

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Using Bing Maps REST Services

In addition to the high-level components for building geospatially-aware applications we’ve described throughout this book, Microsoft provides lower-level building blocks for a lot of their services as representational state transfer (REST) services. Using the Bing Maps REST services, you can

  • fetch the latitude and longitude for an address (geocode an address);
  • determine the closest address to a latitude or longitude (reverse-geocode a point);
  • determine the elevation at a point or get a list of elevations in a region;
  • obtain a static image of a map rendered with an optional route or push pins;
  • obtain a list ...

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