Getting a Bing Maps Key
To use the Bing Maps APIs, you must have a Bing Maps Key.
When you use the Bing Maps APIs with a Bing Maps Key, usage transactions are logged. See Understanding Bing Maps Transactions for more information.
Creating a Bing Maps Key
Go to the Bing Maps Dev Center at https://www.bingmapsportal.com/.
- If you have a Bing Maps account, sign in with the Microsoft account that you used to create the account or create a new one. For new accounts, follow the instructions in Creating a Bing Maps Account.
Select My keys under My Account.
Select the option to create a new key.
Provide the following information to create a key:
Application name: Required. The name of the application.
Application URL: The URL of the application. This is an optional field which is useful in helping you remember the purpose of that key in the future.
Key type: Required. Select the key type that you want to create. You can find descriptions of key and application types here.
Application type: Required. Select the application type that best represents the application that will use this key. You can find descriptions of key and application types here.
Click the Create button. The new key displays in the list of available keys. Use this key to authenticate your Bing Maps application as described in the documentation for the Bing Maps API you are using.
Upgrading Your Account
If you want to upgrade your account to be an enterprise account, contact Bing Maps for Enterprise.
When you use the Bing Maps APIs with a valid Bing Maps Key, usage transactions are logged.