Getting Started: Creating and Hosting a Map Control
Create a Bing Maps Account and Get a Key
Before you begin developing your application, you need to create a developer account on the Bing Maps Account Center. A Bing Maps Developer Account allows you to create a Bing Maps Key to use in your map application. Getting a key is described in Getting a Bing Maps Key.
When the Bing Maps V8 control is loaded with a valid Bing Maps Key, Bing Maps counts sessions. A session begins when the V8 interactive map control is loaded in a user’s browser and includes all interactions with the Bing Maps V8 control (panning, zooming, adding data, search, directions...) until the browser is closed or the user moves to a different page. Detailed information about Bing Maps usage reports is found in Understanding Bing Maps Transactions.