Using Bing Maps
Complimentary use of Bing Maps is being phased out of ArcGIS products. Instead, all ArcGIS products will be "Bing ready". This means that Bing Maps will continue to work after you have inserted a Bing Maps key you have obtained directly from Microsoft. This page will be updated as needed to reflect these changes. For more information, see the Bing Maps FAQ.
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 Desktop
- ArcGIS Explorer Desktop
- ArcGIS Server 9.3.1
- ArcGIS Server 10 and ArcGIS 10.1 for Server
- ArcGIS Web APIs and ArcGIS Mobile SDKs
- ArcGIS Online
You can continue to use Bing Maps layers already in your map documents. Bing Maps are no longer available from the Basemap gallery in ArcMap.
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 the ArcGIS Explorer Desktop Resource Center.
ArcGIS Server 9.3.1
Bing Maps is no longer supported and is not "Bing ready". You must upgrade to ArcGIS 10.1 for Server or higher.
ArcGIS Server 10 and ArcGIS 10.1 for Server
Bing Maps is supported in the ArcGIS APIs (version 2.0 or higher) and SDKs.
ArcGIS Web APIs and ArcGIS Mobile SDKs
Complimentary use of Bing Maps has been phased out—Organizational account users can continue adding Bing Maps to their web maps if their organization is configured with a Bing Maps key.
Once you have key, see Configuring the map for instructions on how to input the key.
Once your organization is configured for Bing Maps, you can add Bing basemaps to your web map.
Public account users can no longer use Bing Maps. For all accounts, web maps that already include Bing Maps will continue to function.