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Licensing

Bing Maps has a range of different plans available to meet your mapping needs. The information below provides an overview of the licensing options available.

The main scenarios for licensing Bing Maps are:

Public facing websites that are available to the general public and do not require a login.

Internal use applications that will require a login, password or authenticated user to access the application on either an Extranet or Internet. Additionally if the user is required to pay a fee to access the application this is also considered internal use.

Asset Tracking a position or reverse geocode is taken at regular intervals or could be taken on demand by an operator or software.

Depending on how your application will operate, this can be licenced via volume licensing, a custom contract with Grey Matter or under certain circumstances free use.

Because of the differing licensing types and special offers that may be available the best way to get accurate pricing is to email a brief description of your application to mapping@greymatter.com if you have an urgent enquiry please call +44 (0) 1364 654100.

Enterprise

Bing Maps for Enterprise provides options for all types of Web sites and organisations. License today to take advantage of the full range of capabilities the platform has to offer.

Bing Maps for Enterprise includes

  • Full choice of Bing Maps APIs
  • Bird’s eye, aerial, road, hybrid, and Streetside™
  • Access to user forums, developer documentation, and articles
  • Access to product information, including updates and news

Licensing options

  • Volume licensing: When licensing Bing Maps for your own use volume licensing (Open, Select or Enterprise) should be used.
  • Partner Program: For Developers, ISV’s and Service providers delivering applications on the Bing Maps Platform, the Bing Maps Partner program offers: license management, flexible billing, technical support and a 99.9% service level agreement. Email mapping@greymatter.com for more details.
  • Help Desk: Resellers looking to license Bing Maps for your customers, the Bing Maps Help Desk can help you license correctly and take care of the admin to ensure the process is as easy as possible and your customers service is not disrupted please email info@bingmapshelpdesk.com and a Bing Maps specialist will get back to you.

Pricing models

  • Transactional: Payment is based on the number of sessions or transactions, as defined in the Bing Maps SDKs, that your site records in any 12 month period.
  • Known user: Payment is based on a set number of users.
  • Per asset: Payment is based on a set number of tracked assets.
Government

The Bing Maps Platform provides options for all types of sites and organisations, including Government agencies.

Government agencies using the Bing Maps Platform receive:

  • Full choice of Bing Maps APIs
  • Aerial, road, hybrid, and Streetside™
  • Access to user forums, developer documentation, and articles
  • Access to product information, including updates and news

Licensing options

  • Volume licensing: With volume licensing, you can license Bing Maps through your current Microsoft agreement.

Pricing models

  • Usage based: Payment is based on the number of sessions or transactions, as defined in the Bing Maps SDKs that your site records in any 12 month period.
  • Known user: Payment is based on a set number of users.
  • Per asset: Payment is based on a set number of tracked assets.
Education

Faculty, staff, and students of educational institutions with the following qualifications can use the Bing Maps Platform for free:

  • Institution is a public or private K-12 school, university, community college, or other collegiate level institution
  • Use is not for a commercially-funded research project or commercial company
  • Use is on public-facing, non-password protected Web site

Educational institutions using the Bing Maps Platform for free receive:

  • Full choice of Bing Maps APIs
  • Aerial, road, and Streetside™
  • Access to documentation and developer articles on MSDN
  • Access to the developer forum for support questions

Renewals

Bing Maps for enterprise licensing is a 12 month subscription, Grey Matter’s dedicated Mapping team will keep you updated on your renewal and are on hand to answer any queries.