Using Bing Maps
Complimentary use of Bing Maps is being phased out of ArcGIS products by December 31, 2013. Instead, all ArcGIS products will be Bing Maps ready. Bing Maps ready means that Bing Maps will continue to work after you have inserted a Bing Maps key you obtained directly from Microsoft. This page will be updated as needed to reflect these changes. For more information, see the Bing Maps FAQs.
The Bing Maps collection includes online aerial, road, and hybrid maps. Information about the updates of imagery coverage for the aerial map is available on the Bing Blogs Maps Blog. Detailed road coverage information is available at the Microsoft Developer Network.
See the appropriate section below and follow the instructions to get started using Bing Maps in your ArcGIS application:
ArcGIS for Desktop
You can continue to use Bing Maps layers already in your map documents. Bing Maps is no longer available from the Basemap gallery in ArcMap.
- 10.2 and later—You must input a Bing Maps key in order to use Bing Maps. ArcGIS 10.2 for Desktop has a built-in capability to add a Bing Maps key.
- 10.1—You can continue to use Bing Maps layers already in your map documents. After December 31, you must input a Bing Maps key to continue using Bing Maps. Users can install a patch to use their Bing Maps key.
- 10.0—You can continue to use Bing Maps layers already in your map documents. After December 31, you must input a Bing Maps key to continue using Bing Maps. Users can install a patch to use their Bing Maps key.
- 9.3.1—Bing Maps will not be supported after December 31, 2013. In the meantime, you can continue to use Bing Maps layers already in your map documents. If you wish to continue using Bing Maps after December 31, 2013, you must upgrade to a newer version of ArcGIS for Desktop.
ArcGIS Explorer Desktop
Bing Maps is included in the Basemap gallery in the latest release of ArcGIS Explorer Desktop. You do not need to register for Bing Maps.
For more information on how to use ArcGIS Explorer Desktop, visit ArcGIS Explorer Desktop at ArcGIS Resources.
ArcGIS Web APIs and ArcGIS Runtime SDKs
Bing Maps is supported in the ArcGIS Web APIs (version 2.0 or higher) and ArcGIS Runtime SDKs. For more information, see the specific API or runtime SDK in which you are interested.
Complimentary use of Bing Maps has been phased out. Web maps that already include Bing Maps will continue to work.
- Organizational account users can continue adding Bing Maps to their web maps if their organization is configured with a Bing Maps key. Once your organization is configured for Bing Maps, you can add Bing basemaps to your web map. To obtain a Bing Maps key, visit the Bing Maps Account Center. Once you have a key, see Configuring the map viewer for instructions on how to input the key.
- Public account users can no longer use Bing Maps.
- If you have questions about using Bing Maps with ArcGIS Online, contact your account manager or local Esri office.