Azure Maps

Azure Maps

Powerful Azure-based geospatial services, APIs and SDKs to build location-aware web and mobile applications. Harness the intelligence of Azure to create solutions for IoT (the Location of Things), AI, Digital Twins, and enterprise systems.
Azure Maps is natively hosted in the Azure cloud, so you get Azure security and scale and enhanced data privacy and protection.


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The location intelligence platform natively hosted in the Azure cloud

Azure Maps is designed for seamless integration of mapping, search, routing, traffic, and time zone queries into Azure IoT and enterprise systems.

If you have a service hosted in Azure you can directly connect to Azure Maps. Running everything in the same cloud provides the best performance and the best security possible.

  • Your mapping spend and your Microsoft cloud subscriptions can be aligned to one simplified Azure bill.
  • You have access to our managed services and additional solutions on request.
  • Your plans to scale via IoT technology can be realised as we are a Microsoft IoT specialist and can provide you with expert guidance on IoT innovations including Digital Twins, Smart Cities, the Location of Things.

Azure Maps features

Create apps that provide details about nearby points of interest (POI), render locations on a map and geocode (or reverse geocode) addresses to get corresponding latitude/longitude coordinates.
Develop mobility solutions that improve travel time, offer multiple alternative routes around traffic jams, insight into the length of the backup and the time it takes to get through it, and a faster travel experience during rush hour.
Integrate clear, easy-to-read maps into your solutions with the JavaScript Map Control or the Render API. The maps update dynamically, so your customers get constantly refreshed information. Build web and mobile apps with web and Android SDKs.
Present the shortest or fastest routes available, to multiple destinations at a time, or provide specialist routes and facts for walkers, cyclists and commercial vehicles. Optimise route calculations with isochrones, matrix routing and batch routing.
Time Zones
Make it easy for users to see what time it is anywhere in the world. Select a location to find the time zone, its offset to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), and daylight saving time updates.
Look up elevation data for locations anywhere on the surface of the Earth. Create valuable data products and apps that utilise globally consistent digital terrain model datasets served through Azure Maps APIs.
Spatial Operations
Enhance your location intelligence with a library of common geospatial mathematical calculations, including geofencing, closest point, great circle distance and buffers.
Look up the country of an IP address. Customise content and services based on user location and gain insight on customer geographic distribution.
Data Service
Upload and store geospatial data for use with spatial operations or image composition to reduce latency, increase productivity and enable new scenarios within your applications.
Weather Service
Obtain current weather conditions, weather forecast and weather along a route to enable weather-based decisions within your applications.
Create and publish your maps maintaining control of design, distribution, scale and access by converting various mapping file formats to be used in conjunction with Azure Maps and other Azure services.

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Azure Maps services

All the services we offer take into consideration Microsoft’s five pillars of architecture excellence which form the Azure Well-Architected Framework and are the guiding tenets for improving the posture of a workload.

  • Cost Optimisation
  • Operational Excellence
  • Performance
  • Reliability
  • Security

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