Azure Maps articles https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/bg-p/AzureMapsBlog Azure Maps articles Sat, 23 Oct 2021 18:43:41 GMT AzureMapsBlog 2021-10-23T18:43:41Z Announcing public preview of Azure Maps iOS SDK https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/announcing-public-preview-of-azure-maps-ios-sdk/ba-p/2840995 <P><SPAN>From startups to large organizations, our customers in every industry use mapping and location-aware technology in their mobile solutions and Line-of-Business applications. It can be for mobile workforces, tracking assets (IoT), or as simple as helping a customer find your business (Store locator).</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture1.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316986i51E243AD393A45C8/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture1.png" alt="Picture1.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>Azure Maps already has support for the Web and Android, but as of today, we are excited to announce the <STRONG>public preview of Azure Maps iOS SDK</STRONG>! With the Azure Maps iOS SDK, we make it easier for developers to integrate immersive mapping solutions in their mobile applications for the Apple ecosystem with the power of the Microsoft Cloud.</P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>The <STRONG>Azure Maps iOS SDK </STRONG>has functional parity of the feature set in the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Web SDK</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Android SDK</A> for easy cross-platform adoption. Like the Android SDK, our iOS SDK leverages the data-driven style expressions and supports vector tiles to provide the best user experience for customers' business logic and boost the performance of rendering massive data set.</SPAN></P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture2.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316987i50527C76660B8599/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture2.png" alt="Picture2.png" /></span></P> <P><SPAN style="font-size: xx-large;">Ease of development and maintenance</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>When working on a cross-platform solution, it is essential to reuse your Azure Maps knowledge across these different platforms without losing time in relearning. The Azure Maps team is proud to create a consistent developer experience across our Web, Android, and iOS offerings. Developers can easily add rich and performant map visualizations and geospatial experiences to their solutions across different platforms with the benefit of consistent code and low maintenance.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>For example, the code below demonstrates adding a heat map layer to an Azure Map in Web, Android, and iOS projects. As a result, developers now can use almost identical code to develop mapping solutions and offer a consistent experience across these platforms.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture3.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316989i67F02B9A500A6AD9/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture3.png" alt="Picture3.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-size: xx-large;">Getting started</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>How to add Azure Maps to an iOS app you can read in the following steps:</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5"><SPAN>Prerequisites</SPAN></FONT></P> <OL> <LI><SPAN>Sign into the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure portal</A>. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">free account</A> before you begin.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Make an Azure Maps account</A>.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Obtain a primary subscription key</A>, also known as the primary key or the subscription key. For more information on authentication in Azure Maps, see <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">manage authentication in Azure Maps</A>.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Download <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">‎Xcode on the Mac App Store</A> for free.</SPAN></LI> <LI>The Azure Maps iOS SDK is distributed via the <STRONG>Swift Package Manager</STRONG> for this public preview.</LI> </OL> <P><SPAN><FONT size="5">Create a project in Xcode</FONT><BR />First, create a new iOS App project. Complete these steps to create an Xcode project:<BR /></SPAN></P> <OL> <LI><SPAN>Under <STRONG>File</STRONG>, select <STRONG>New </STRONG>-&gt; <STRONG>Project</STRONG>.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>On the <STRONG>iOS </STRONG>tab, select <STRONG>App</STRONG>, and then choose <STRONG>Next</STRONG>.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Enter app name, bundle id, and select <STRONG>Next</STRONG>.</SPAN></LI> </OL> <P><EM>See the </EM><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><EM>Creating an Xcode Project for an App</EM></A></SPAN><EM> for more help with creating a new project.</EM></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="5">Install the Azure Maps iOS SDK</FONT></P> <P><SPAN>The next step in building your application is to install the Azure Maps iOS SDK. Complete these steps to install the Azure Maps Control:</SPAN></P> <OL> <LI>Under Project setting’s Package Dependencies, click on <STRONG>+ button</STRONG> to add package dependency.</LI> <LI>Inside the appeared dialog, in the search bar in the top right corner, insert <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://github.com/Azure/azure-maps-ios-sdk-distribution.git</A>, in Dependency rule version field, fill <STRONG>1.0.0-pre.2&nbsp;</STRONG>(We recommended to use <STRONG>Up to Next Major Version</STRONG> in the Dependency Rule)</LI> <LI>Wait until package gets resolved alongside its dependencies. Click on <STRONG>Add Package</STRONG> to complete the dependency setup.</LI> </OL> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture4.png" style="width: 672px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316991i004DD045F9ADF5FE/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture4.png" alt="Picture4.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture5.png" style="width: 672px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316992i17A625BE21C5E6DF/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture5.png" alt="Picture5.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture6.png" style="width: 672px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316993iE4A606C2E9F04DC7/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture6.png" alt="Picture6.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN style="font-size: x-large; font-family: inherit;">Add the Map Control to the View</SPAN></P> <P>Now that we have the Azure Maps Control installed, we can use the Map Control in our project.</P> <OL> <LI><SPAN>Add custom <STRONG>UIView </STRONG>to the view controller.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Select <STRONG>MapControl </STRONG>class from AzureMapsControl module</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>In the <STRONG>AppDelegate.swift </STRONG>file you'll need to:</SPAN></LI> <OL> <LI><SPAN>add import for the Azure Maps SDK</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>set your Azure Maps authentication information: Setting the authentication information on the </SPAN><STRONG>AzureMaps</STRONG><SPAN> class globally using the </SPAN><STRONG>AzureMaps.configure(subscriptionKey:)</STRONG><SPAN> or </SPAN><STRONG>AzureMaps.configure(aadClient:aadAppId:aadTenant:)</STRONG><SPAN> methods makes it so you won't have to add your authentication information on every view.</SPAN></LI> </OL> <LI>Select the <STRONG style="font-family: inherit;">run button</STRONG><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;">, or press <STRONG>CMD + R</STRONG>, to build your application. Xcode will take a few seconds to build the application. After the build is complete, you can test your application on the simulated iOS device.</SPAN></LI> </OL> <P><SPAN style="font-family: inherit;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture7.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316995iC27113241F773353/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture7.png" alt="Picture7.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="6">Feedback</FONT></P> <P><SPAN>Visit the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps portal</A> today to get started, and as always, we look forward to your feedback on our <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/bd-p/AzureMaps" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tech Community</A> site.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture8.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316996i516E4B9D5F35D242/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture8.png" alt="Picture8.png" /></span></SPAN></P> Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:32:43 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/announcing-public-preview-of-azure-maps-ios-sdk/ba-p/2840995 cschotte 2021-10-22T13:32:43Z Introducing Azure Maps heatmap in Microsoft Power BI https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/introducing-azure-maps-heatmap-in-microsoft-power-bi/ba-p/2833939 <P><SPAN>We are excited to introduce the <STRONG>Heat Map</STRONG> layer option to the <STRONG>Azure Maps Visual</STRONG> (preview) in <STRONG>Microsoft Power BI</STRONG>.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="aa.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316998iAC664E74FDAB8F3A/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="aa.png" alt="aa.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>A heatmap displays the data density using various colors and shows the data "hot spots" on a map. A heat map is a great way to render datasets with a large number of points. A heatmap is useful when visualizing vast comparative data, for example:</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN>Comparing customer satisfaction rates or shop performance among regions or countries.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Measuring the frequency with which customers visit shopping malls in different locations.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Visualizing vast statistical and geographical datasets.</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>To use the <STRONG>Heat Map layer</STRONG> in the Azure Maps Visual (preview) in Microsoft Power BI, you need to enable Azure Maps Visual, select <STRONG>File</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Options and Settings</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Options</STRONG> &gt; <STRONG>Preview features</STRONG>, then select the <STRONG>Azure Maps Visual</STRONG> checkbox.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN>The heatmap formatting pane (Format) allows users to customize and design the heatmap visualizations the way they prefer. The formatting pane will enable users to:</SPAN></P> <UL> <LI><SPAN>Configure the radius of each data point in pixels or meters</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Customize the opacity and intensity of the heatmap layer</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Specify if the Size field should be used as the weight of each data point</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Choose custom colors using the color picker</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Set the minimum and maximum zoom levels for the heatmap</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Arrange the heat map layer position amongst other layers, e.g., 3D bar chart and bubble layers</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="Picture3.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/316485iE9C77D6E2E65451B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="Picture3.png" alt="Picture3.png" /></span></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 13 Oct 2021 09:07:07 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/introducing-azure-maps-heatmap-in-microsoft-power-bi/ba-p/2833939 cschotte 2021-10-13T09:07:07Z Azure Maps Geolocation service is now generally available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-geolocation-service-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2814399 <P><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW56287814 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW56287814 BCX8">We are pleased to announce that our </SPAN></SPAN><A class="Hyperlink SCXW56287814 BCX8" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight Underlined SCXW56287814 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW56287814 BCX8" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Azure Maps Geolocation Service </SPAN></SPAN></A><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW56287814 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW56287814 BCX8">is now generally available. The Geolocation Service is a REST API that enables developers to get an ISO country code for a specified IP address (IPv4 or IPv6). </SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-center"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_1-1633459709721.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/315369i8005A399F97783E8/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_1-1633459709721.png" alt="IoTGirl_1-1633459709721.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="TextRun Highlight SCXW56287814 BCX8" data-contrast="none"><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW56287814 BCX8">The country information returned can subsequently be used to customize application user experiences, display/highlight/restrict content for users based on geographic location among other use cases that you want to change based on user location.</SPAN><SPAN class="NormalTextRun SCXW56287814 BCX8"><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>As part of taking the Geolocation Service from Preview to General Availability, we’ve expanded the coverage and improved the quality of the IP address data source it uses.&nbsp;</SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class="EOP SCXW56287814 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class="EOP SCXW56287814 BCX8" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}"><SPAN>Thank you for your interest in&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Azure Maps</A><SPAN>. </SPAN><SPAN>&nbsp;If you need any assistance or have any questions feel free to post them in our&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Q&amp;A section</A><SPAN>, we are here to help!</SPAN></SPAN></P> Tue, 05 Oct 2021 18:52:04 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-geolocation-service-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2814399 IoTGirl 2021-10-05T18:52:04Z Use Azure Maps to calculate an isochrone to reach your customers https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/use-azure-maps-to-calculate-an-isochrone-to-reach-your-customers/ba-p/2770551 <P>Imagine you are a store owner and would like to target customers that live within a 15-minute drive from your store with advertising for your weekly specials. You could draw a circle on a map, guessing that is about 15 minutes away, but it will not truly represent the time it will take for customers to get to your store. For example, a customer living near a major transit route can live further away from the store than a customer living in a less well-served part of the city. To meet this need, an <STRONG>isochrone</STRONG> is a polygon (an area on a map) of expected travel time. It represents the locations that will take the specified time, or less, it will take to get to a specific point (your store, in this case). Estimating an isochrone correctly, including all the variables like traffic, road, and vehicle conditions, is very hard to do by yourself!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="london.jpg" style="width: 795px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/311797i838A226F8B65BC2B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="london.jpg" alt="london.jpg" /></span></P> <H2 id="azure-maps-get-route-range" class="headerLink">Azure Maps Get Route Range</H2> <P>Using the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreffer">Get Route Range</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>API from Azure Maps makes it very easy to calculate the isochrone. For our store example, we need to calculate a 15-minute isochrone for every store we have. We only need the coordinates (longitude and latitude) from our stores and the drivetime in seconds (15 x 60 = 900 sec).</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <PRE><CODE class="language-http" data-lang="http"><SPAN class="err"><STRONG>GET</STRONG> https://atlas.microsoft.com/route/rangehttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/json?subscription-key=[subscription-key]&amp;api-version=1.0&amp;query=<STRONG>47.65431,-122.1291891</STRONG>&amp;timeBudgetInSec=<STRONG>900</STRONG></SPAN></CODE></PRE> <DIV class="highlight"> <DIV class="chroma open"> <H2 class="code-header language-http"><SPAN style="color: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px;">Search Customer Address</SPAN></H2> </DIV> </DIV> <P>To determine which customer is living inside the 15-minute drive isochrone, we first need the coordinates for every customer’s address. Then, we simply loop through all our customers and use the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreffer">Get Search Address</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>API to get the coordinates.</P> <DIV class="highlight"> <DIV class="chroma open"> <DIV class="code-header language-http">&nbsp;</DIV> <PRE class="code-header language-http" tabindex="0"><CODE>GET https://atlas.microsoft.com/search/addresshttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/json?subscription-key=[subscription-key]&amp;api-version=1.0&amp;query=15127 NE 24th Street, Redmond, WA 98052</CODE></PRE> <H2 class="table-wrapper"><SPAN style="color: inherit; font-family: inherit; font-size: 24px;">Point In Polygon</SPAN></H2> </DIV> </DIV> <P>The last step is to check if a customer coordinate is inside one of our store isochrones. We use the<SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreffer">Point In Polygon</A><SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN>API to determine if this is true.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <PRE><CODE class="language-http" data-lang="http"><SPAN class="err"><STRONG>POST</STRONG> https://atlas.microsoft.com/spatial/pointInPolygonhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/json?subscription-key=[subscription-key]&amp;api-version=1.0&amp;lat=<STRONG>33.5362475</STRONG>&amp;lon=<STRONG>-111.9267386</STRONG></SPAN></CODE></PRE> <P>And in the request body the store isochrone.</P> <DIV class="highlight"> <DIV class="chroma"> <DIV class="table-wrapper">&nbsp;</DIV> </DIV> </DIV> <P>We now can target those customers with store-specific offers and promotions.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="chicago.jpg" style="width: 795px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/311798iC39DD328CB5E741E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="chicago.jpg" alt="chicago.jpg" /></span></P> <H2 id="examples" class="headerLink">Examples</H2> <P>What schools are within a 20-minute walk from my home? What available jobs are within a 30-minute transit commute? Where you are located and what is near you brings context to the choice of where you want to live and Azure Maps Isochrone API can help you bring that location intelligence into your applications.</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreffer">Azure Maps Isochrone Samples</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreffer">Best practices for Azure Maps Search Service</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreffer">Search for a location using Azure Maps Search services</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:10:51 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/use-azure-maps-to-calculate-an-isochrone-to-reach-your-customers/ba-p/2770551 cschotte 2021-09-23T12:10:51Z Guest Blog: Plan for the Unplannable with AccuWeather Data in Azure https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/guest-blog-plan-for-the-unplannable-with-accuweather-data-in/ba-p/2666636 <P>Business strategies are constantly shifting as the needs of its users change. Leaders must consider a multitude of factors from buyer utility to costs structure. However, a component of business planning that’s not generally accounted for is weather, and it can have a tremendous impact. While we can’t control the weather, we can predict it to better prepare for optimal outcomes by leveraging the most accurate weather data available. The media has shifted the conversation to understand weather’s impact on businesses around the world, urging leaders to evaluate weather’s effect on their bottom line and not just how they plan to do business day to day, but also to inform their growth strategies.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>With Microsoft’s mission to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,” the software leader has partnered with AccuWeather to leverage its highly accurate weather data to enhance app features, increase safety, reduce losses, minimize liability, optimize marketing campaigns, efficiently plan business operations, analyze patterns, and improve transportation and logistics management.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>AccuWeather’s robust collection of weather data is extremely comprehensive, and AccuWeather has the most complete database of forecast models from around the world. Being a single source, AccuWeather is making it easier for companies to get weather information that will directly affect their business, their people, and their most important assets, wherever they may be located worldwide.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">AccuWeather is proud of being proven to be the most accurate source of weather forecasts in the world</A>, serving more than half of the Fortune 500 companies along with thousands of other businesses globally. This same comprehensive, worldwide data is available on Azure platforms and through the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Weather Services</A> to access the information needed to not only succeed today, but also to have the necessary data to consider important elements for future planning.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure Maps customers receive access to AccuWeather’s proprietary products, such as<STRONG> AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature®</STRONG> and <STRONG>AccuWeather MinuteCast®</STRONG> directly through the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Weather APIs</A>.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature®</STRONG> - the patented and unique "<EM>RealFeel Temperature</EM>®" was invented by AccuWeather to help people determine how the air feels outside and how it’s perceived by the average person for greater safety, comfort, and convenience. &nbsp;The often-imitated <STRONG>AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature®</STRONG> is the <U>only</U> index that exists worldwide that takes sunshine into account. It uses more than a dozen atmospheric factors to provide an accurate measure of how current or weather conditions “feel.”</LI> <LI><STRONG>AccuWeather MinuteCast®</STRONG> - the leading minute by minute forecasts, gives people access to detailed precipitation forecasts, including precipitation type and intensity as well as start and end times for the next two hours.</LI> </UL> <P>Retailers can leverage Azure Maps Weather APIs to improve operational efficiencies that factor in weather’s impact on store sales. Similarly, energy companies can plan multiple steps ahead and proactively deploy crews before severe weather hits allowing for greater safety and efficiency. We all experience the impact of weather; this isn’t limited to retail or energy scenarios – the opportunity for every industry is limitless. Azure Maps’ weather service allows teams to lead, analyze, plan and act with massive amounts of accurate weather data.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Weather data available through Azure Maps</STRONG><STRONG>: </STRONG></P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="10%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_0-1629398506434.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304511i8E6DCFAC6CEE26A0/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_0-1629398506434.png" alt="IoTGirl_0-1629398506434.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Current Conditions</A></P> </TD> <TD width="75%"> <P>Detailed current weather conditions such as precipitation, temperature, and wind for a precise location. Also, observations from the past 6 or 24 hours for a particular location can be retrieved.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="10%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: #fbe4d5;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_1-1629398554983.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304513iD73911583BA3285A/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_1-1629398554983.png" alt="IoTGirl_1-1629398554983.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Daily Forecast</A></P> </TD> <TD width="75%"> <P>Detailed weather forecast such as temperature and wind, by day, for the next 1, 5, 10, 15, 25, or 45 days for a precise location.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="10%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: #d9d9d9;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_2-1629398644334.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304514i23C404543CFF2C8A/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_2-1629398644334.png" alt="IoTGirl_2-1629398644334.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Daily Indices</A></P> </TD> <TD width="75%"> <P>Forecasts that weigh various weather-related factors that may affect specific activities or health conditions, such as running, arthritis pain, etc.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="10%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: #f7caac;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_3-1629400937430.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304517iF9929E4850E5D933/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_3-1629400937430.png" alt="IoTGirl_3-1629400937430.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Hourly Forecast</A></P> </TD> <TD width="75%"> <P>Detailed weather forecasts by the hour for the next 1, 12, 24 (1 day), 72 (3 days), 120 (5 days), and 240 hours (10 days) for the precise location.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="10%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: #bfbfbf;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_0-1629401967065.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304522i5436FADCE5AF16B7/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_0-1629401967065.png" alt="IoTGirl_0-1629401967065.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Minute Forecast</A></P> </TD> <TD width="75%"> <P><STRONG>AccuWeather MinuteCast®&nbsp;</STRONG>returns minute-by-minute forecasts® for a precise location for the next 120 minutes</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="10%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: #f4b083;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_1-1629402080110.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304524i7759B0C583C7E3A2/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_1-1629402080110.png" alt="IoTGirl_1-1629402080110.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Quarter Day Forecast</A></P> </TD> <TD width="75%"> <P>Detailed weather forecast by quarter-day for the next 1, 5, 10, or 15 days for a precise location.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="10%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: #a6a6a6;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_2-1629402110188.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304525i6A6B251D39406012/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_2-1629402110188.png" alt="IoTGirl_2-1629402110188.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Severe Weather Alerts</A></P> </TD> <TD width="75%"> <P>Severe weather alerts from both official government meteorological agencies and leading global&nbsp;and regional&nbsp;weather&nbsp;alert providers. The service can return details such as alert type, category, level, and detailed description about the active alerts for the requested location,&nbsp;such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, lightning, heat waves or forest fires.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="10%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: #c45911;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_3-1629402134218.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304526i444D534FB706EEE6/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_3-1629402134218.png" alt="IoTGirl_3-1629402134218.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="15%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Weather Along Route</A></P> </TD> <TD width="75%"> <P>Hyper local (one kilometer or less), up-to-the-minute weather nowcasts, weather hazard assessments, and notifications along a route described as a sequence of waypoints. This includes a list of weather hazards affecting the route, and the aggregated hazard index for each point along a route according for a driver, allowing for greater safety and efficiency.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Leverage real-time weather data while planning your business strategy and refining your initiatives </STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>with AccuWeather’s Data on Azure</STRONG></P> <P>To learn more about weather data on Azure, visit the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">documentation page</A> and get the forecast you need for better decision making. To learn more about AccuWeather and Microsoft, check out <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Customer Stories</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Guest blog from: <STRONG>Tamara Dozier,</STRONG> AccuWeather (<A title="Tamara Dozier - LinkedIn Profile" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Linkedin</A>)</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_4-1629402628245.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/304527iA93D081BC3436EDB/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_4-1629402628245.png" alt="IoTGirl_4-1629402628245.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 01 Sep 2021 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/guest-blog-plan-for-the-unplannable-with-accuweather-data-in/ba-p/2666636 IoTGirl 2021-09-01T16:00:00Z Azure Maps Routing Take two! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-routing-take-two/ba-p/2629926 <P>Our previous Routing blog was so popular we thought we would follow up with more great routing scenarios that you can use in your solutions by just adding Azure Maps to your Azure Subscription (&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank">Overview for Microsoft Azure Maps | Microsoft Docs</A>&nbsp;)</P> <P>Here are some more routing samples to guide you how you might add these features to your scenario:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 50%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_0-1628553005498.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301922i1728F7ED9749DC9D/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_0-1628553005498.jpeg" alt="IoTGirl_0-1628553005498.jpeg" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="50%"> <H3 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Add traffic along your route:</STRONG></H3> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">Although the traffic is considered when you use the route API (unless you deactivate it) with this option you can visualize how the traffic is in the route.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/TrafficAlongRoute</A></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%"> <H3 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Add weather along your route:</STRONG></H3> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">Weather conditions can affect your drive, with the weather service APIs, powered by Accuweather, provided through Azure Maps you can check out the&nbsp; weather conditions along your expected route.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/WeatherAlongRoute</A></P> </TD> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 50%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_1-1628553149012.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301923i77B7C4D8C93B57BD/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_1-1628553149012.png" alt="IoTGirl_1-1628553149012.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 50%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_0-1628621846375.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/302224iC43EA034B51DBA3A/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_0-1628621846375.png" alt="IoTGirl_0-1628621846375.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="50%"> <H3 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Get a route based on your vehicle type :</STRONG></H3> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">There are multiple factors to consider when we need to calculate the route for a truck rather than a car; width, height, length, weight and load are some of the options you can setup to calculate this route. Our sample shows you the difference between a truck and a car’s route based on such factors.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="#" target="_self">https://aka.ms/CarTruckRoute</A></P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%"> <H3 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Optimize waypoints to get a better route:</STRONG></H3> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">If you need to find out the shortest distance for a route of multiple points this option provides you what you need, in this sample you can find 7 addresses for a total of 138.85 km shortened to 92.36 km.</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://aka.ms/WaypointOptimization</A></P> </TD> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 50%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_2-1628553547254.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/301924iFF7C8977BF47CE83/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_2-1628553547254.png" alt="IoTGirl_2-1628553547254.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>To see more great examples of how Azure Maps Routes can be used in so many more ways that you expected, Check out </STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Web SDK Samples (azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net)</A></P> <P>Tutorial: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Web SDK Tutorials - Search for a location and more</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Links:</P> <UL> <LI>Microsoft Azure maps Product page: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps – Geospatial Services APIs | Microsoft Azure</A></LI> <LI>Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Documentation | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI>Web Control Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Getting started with Microsoft Azure Maps web map control | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI>Web Control Samples: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net/</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Thank you for checking out&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Azure Maps</A><SPAN>&nbsp;Route APIs. All of the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">samples</A><SPAN>&nbsp;above are directly accessible through the links and have Github repositories for you to leverage the sample code within your solutions. &nbsp;If you need any assistance or have any questions feel free to post them in our&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Q&amp;A section</A><SPAN>, we are here to help!</SPAN></P> Fri, 13 Aug 2021 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-routing-take-two/ba-p/2629926 IoTGirl 2021-08-13T16:00:00Z Exploring Fleet Management Scenarios with Azure Maps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/exploring-fleet-management-scenarios-with-azure-maps/ba-p/2611472 <P>Benefits of fleet management solutions include decreased equipment downtime which increases profitability while improving driver safety and operational efficiency. At the core of understanding where “assets” are, Azure Maps reverse geocoding service can be leveraged to convert a vehicle's GPS (Global Positioning Service) point into an easy-to-read road name, city, and state. Using that detail, displayed on a map, service administrators see the location of their fleet and its current operation, giving an instant picture of the state of the business. Azure Maps offers a suite of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to assist, starting with this most basic concept of knowing where you are now and moving to planning where to be in the future to meet project schedules and business needs.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>Asset Tracking</STRONG> - Location services for tracking vehicles and assets to and from sites (personal and private location mapping). &nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Geocoding</A> - Transform location description to coordinates, address, name of place to gain a visual understanding of where assets are now - <STRONG>Know the location</STRONG></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Geofencing</A> - Create geographic boundaries to trigger notifications of asset entry or departure from depots or worksites - <STRONG>Know the safety zone</STRONG></LI> <LI><A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-creator-is-now-in-general-availability-leverage/ba-p/2413389" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creator</A> - Generate facility floor plans and custom maps - <STRONG>Know the plan</STRONG></LI> </UL> <P><STRONG>Fleet Logistics</STRONG> - Routing services to improve efficiency, fuel consumption and reduce overall operating costs.</P> <UL> <LI><STRONG>Save time and fuel</STRONG> - Choose best and most efficient route by leveraging <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Waypoint Optimization</A> &amp; <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Distance Matrix</A><SPAN> APIs.</SPAN></LI> <LI><STRONG>Route by Vehicle type</STRONG> - Prevent route issues by using vehicle information and load characteristics as shown by <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Car Vs Truck</A> sample.</LI> <LI><STRONG>Post trip analysis</STRONG> – Use collected GPS coordinates to understand route deviations, impacts and benefits using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Snap to Road</A><SPAN> API.</SPAN></LI> </UL> <P>Azure Tutorial: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GitHub - Azure IoT Workshop to Implement Real-Time End-to-End Asset-Tracking Sample</A></P> <P>Customer highlight: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Customer Story-<STRONG>Tagdat</STRONG> improves construction site safety and efficiency with IoT</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE width="623"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: silver;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_1-1628031470511.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/300303iFC37F051EE380563/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_1-1628031470511.jpeg" alt="IoTGirl_1-1628031470511.jpeg" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P>Scotland-based firm, Tagdat, uses Azure Maps to overlay construction site blueprints on Azure Maps base map and track the location of connected devices on-site. They also created custom geofences to designate hazardous zones within construction sites.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>-&gt; Check out using the Azure Maps Web Control <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Image layer</A> to add custom overlays.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P>Overlay private floorplans or blueprints on maps to visual contextual data for routing, navigation, and asset tracking.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>-&gt; Check out building your own floor plans using Azure Maps <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-creator-is-now-in-general-availability-leverage/ba-p/2413389" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creator</A><SPAN>.</SPAN></P> </TD> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: silver;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_2-1628031470525.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/300302i99E563E30666E631/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_2-1628031470525.png" alt="IoTGirl_2-1628031470525.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle; background-color: silver;"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_3-1628031470606.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/300304iB8A8A15C948D7F69/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_3-1628031470606.png" alt="IoTGirl_3-1628031470606.png" /></span></TD> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="vertical-align: middle;"> <P>Create custom on-site geofences around hazardous zones to avoid misplacing assets, damaging expensive equipment, and preventing onsite injuries.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>-&gt; Check out Azure Maps <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/general-availability-of-the-azure-maps-android-sdk/ba-p/2471197" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Android SDK (Software Development Kits)</A> for mobile application development.</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you for reviewing <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A> for Fleet Management. All the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">samples</A> above are directly accessible through the provided links and have Github repositories for you to leverage the sample code within your solutions. If you need assistance or have any questions, feel free to post them in our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Q&amp;A (Question &amp; Answers) section</A>, we are here to help!</P> Thu, 05 Aug 2021 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/exploring-fleet-management-scenarios-with-azure-maps/ba-p/2611472 IoTGirl 2021-08-05T16:00:00Z Azure Maps Routing, A to B and so much more! https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-routing-a-to-b-and-so-much-more/ba-p/2568288 <P>As you might expect, in offering a Routing API, Azure Maps covers the basics as noted on our product page:</P> <P>“<EM>Present the shortest or fastest routes available – to multiple destinations at a time – or provide </EM>&nbsp;<EM>routes and facts for walkers, cyclists and commercial vehicles. Optimize route calculations with isochrones, matrix routing and batch routing.”</EM></P> <P>But you can really do so much more if you add just another dimension to the scenario:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 50%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <A title="Route Elevation sample" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_0-1626825568922.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297209iE50B4A0D58BD4602/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_0-1626825568922.jpeg" alt="IoTGirl_0-1626825568922.jpeg" /></span></A> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="50%"> <H3 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Add elevation to your route:</STRONG></H3> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">Now you can search for the fastest route and more! You might also decide that choosing a route with the least elevation change might be a more beneficial option to reduce the amount of fuel used in a traditional engine, use less stored energy for an electric vehicle or saving wear and tear on yourself if pedaling a bicycle from A to B</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%"> <H3 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Add a range to your route:</STRONG></H3> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">This option is amazing for scenarios like “What restaurants are within 10 minutes from my home?” or “Where is the closest fuel station within the distance I can travel with the fuel that is in my car right now?</P> </TD> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 50%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <A title="Route Range sample" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_1-1626825568929.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297210iC1E1AE9CF42F6B92/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_1-1626825568929.jpeg" alt="IoTGirl_1-1626825568929.jpeg" /></span></A> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 50%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <A title="Route Data Filter sample" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_2-1626825568937.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297211i24047E55D23AF348/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_2-1626825568937.jpeg" alt="IoTGirl_2-1626825568937.jpeg" /></span></A> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="50%"> <H3 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Add &amp; filter data along your route:</STRONG></H3> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">I have been building my own list of fruit trees within my neighborhood and I can now filter them based on season and location.&nbsp; Using Azure Maps, I can either create an optimized route to pass by certain trees at certain times or I can see which ones I can visit while on a route I was planning to take from A to B.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="50%"> <H3 class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px"><STRONG>Search for POIs along route:</STRONG></H3> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-indent-padding-left-30px">POI, or Points of Interest, can be anything from a business, such as a restaurant or fueling station, to a national monument, such as the Space Needle or Statue of Liberty.&nbsp; Whether you are looking just for a place to eat or make an epic family trip, Azure Maps can help you realize where these important locations are relative to the experience you are building.</P> </TD> <TD width="50%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 50%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: whitesmoke;"> <P>&nbsp;</P> <A title="POI along a route sample" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> <span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_3-1626825568940.jpeg" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/297212iB4FA30C0982CFBD2/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_3-1626825568940.jpeg" alt="IoTGirl_3-1626825568940.jpeg" /></span></A> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><STRONG>To see more great examples of how Azure Maps Routes can be used in so many more ways that you expected, Check out </STRONG><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Web SDK Samples (azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net)</A></P> <P>Tutorial: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tutorial: Route electric vehicles by using Azure Notebooks (Python) with Microsoft Azure Maps | Microsoft Docs</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Links:</P> <UL> <LI>Microsoft Azure maps Product page: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps – Geospatial Services APIs | Microsoft Azure</A></LI> <LI>Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Documentation | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI>Web Control Documentation: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Getting started with Microsoft Azure Maps web map control | Microsoft Docs</A></LI> <LI>Web Control Samples: <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net/</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Thank you for checking out&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Azure Maps</A><SPAN>&nbsp;Route APIs. All of the&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">samples</A><SPAN>&nbsp;above are directly accessible through the links and have Github repositories for you to leverage the sample code within your solutions. &nbsp;If you need any assistance or have any questions feel free to post them in our&nbsp;</SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Q&amp;A section</A><SPAN>, we are here to help!</SPAN></P> Thu, 26 Aug 2021 01:09:22 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-routing-a-to-b-and-so-much-more/ba-p/2568288 IoTGirl 2021-08-26T01:09:22Z Using Azure Maps to Create Location Based Experiences for Retail https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/using-azure-maps-to-create-location-based-experiences-for-retail/ba-p/2514889 <P>Due to virus lockdowns, many businesses have had to shift their customer engagement model away from the more traditional Brick &amp; Mortar, in person experiences and either add or expand their online shopping experience to keep their customers.&nbsp; Azure Maps can help retailers realize these benefits through experiences created using features of Azure Maps such as:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE border="1" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="25%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 25%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: silver;"><A title="Store finder sample" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_2-1625450623721.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/293415i981A46FB31E881DF/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_2-1625450623721.png" alt="IoTGirl_2-1625450623721.png" /></span></A></TD> <TD width="75%"> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Store or Locker Locator</STRONG></FONT></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>Find the closest locked delivery box to avoid box theft from front door delivery and return items to locked box location rather than brick and mortar store. Further Azure Search capability could be used to suggest the locations that have the specific item the customer wants in stock and pre-purchase so it <FONT size="4">is</FONT> ready for curb-side pick-up</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="25%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 25%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: silver;"><A title="Filling a form with AutoSuggest" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_3-1625450642898.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/293416iBEA0D88FC31FC72F/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_3-1625450642898.png" alt="IoTGirl_3-1625450642898.png" /></span></A></TD> <TD width="75%"> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Valid Address Entry&nbsp;</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Avoid costly returned as undeliverable packages due to poorly completed addresses in web forms.&nbsp; Accepting only addresses that are populated in a drop down ensures the address is recognized within Azure Maps and is “routable” for delivery option offerings.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="25%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 25%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: silver;"><A title="Point of Interest Search" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_4-1625450666906.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/293417iD2E9A0EE5E1BA009/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_4-1625450666906.png" alt="IoTGirl_4-1625450666906.png" /></span></A></TD> <TD width="75%"> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>Point of Interest Advertising</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Want to have your business found organically by folks looking for businesses in Azure Maps, Bing Maps and TomTom?&nbsp; To ensure your business listing is correct on all Microsoft connected maps we have the following two suggested links:</P> <UL> <LI>Bing Places: <A title="Bing Places for Business" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://bingplaces.com/</A></LI> <LI>TomTom Places: <A title="TomTom My Company Places" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://mycompany.places.tomtom.com/</A>&nbsp;</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT size="4"><STRONG>In all cases, it is important for retail customers to know where the business is located and that is where Azure Maps pulls it all together.</STRONG></FONT></P> <P>As part of the Azure IoT Suite of offerings from Microsoft, Azure Maps exists to give you the ability to make your location-based scenarios a reality.&nbsp; In the case of retail these are pretty well known but there is always room to innovate!</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE border="0" width="100%"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="30%"> <P>For example, World-wide children's clothes retailer and Azure Maps customer,&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Okaïdi</A>, has created their own “<EM><STRONG>LocateShop</STRONG></EM>” experience using the store locator functionality offered through the Azure Maps Web SDK. Customers easily find the “Location” option and then can type any city or country worldwide in the edit box to find the closest store or web retail site. They can then get their expectation set for a trip to the physical store to shop and pick up or follow the link to an online shopping experience if there is no retail store in their region.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Okaïdi has created a completely blended online and off-line shopping experience for their customers based on where they live and immediately sets the expectation of which shopping experiences they have available to them through their location finder page.</P> </TD> <TD width="70%" class="lia-align-center" style="width: 70%; vertical-align: middle; background-color: grey;"><A title="Shop Locator" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="IoTGirl_5-1625451639719.png" style="width: 556px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/293421i610AD7D7E672B98B/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="IoTGirl_5-1625451639719.png" alt="IoTGirl_5-1625451639719.png" /></span></A></TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>While this blog focused on how Azure maps can help within your Retail solution, I also wanted to let you know that Microsoft has initiatives to help businesses succeed including:</P> <UL> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://startups.microsoft.com/</A> - You are doing big things. We are here to help! Accelerate growth with a customized set of offerings and resources that evolve with your startup from idea to exit.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://partner.microsoft.com/</A> - Members of the Microsoft Partner Network have access to resources, programs, tools, and connections. Discover a community designed to help businesses grow.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.microsoftiotinsiderlabs.com/</A> - Accelerate your AI and/or IOT Project with personalized help from our Microsoft technology experts.</LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>To Find out more about Azure for Retail and Microsoft for Business check out these information-packed links:</P> <UL> <LI>Microsoft Azure for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Business Apps | Microsoft Azure</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure for Retail – Multi-channel technology | Microsoft Azure</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure for Retail Use Cases | Microsoft Azure</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure IoT solutions for Retail | Microsoft Azure</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bing for Partners helps businesses and developers succeed | Microsoft Bing</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Commerce | Microsoft Dynamics 365</A></LI> <LI>Microsoft <A href="https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=Search%20and%20Advertising" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Search and Advertising</A></LI> </UL> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Thank you for your interest in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A>. All of the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">samples</A> above are directly accessible through the links and have Github repositories for you to leverage the sample code within your solutions. &nbsp;If you need any assistance or have any questions feel free to post them in our&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Q&amp;A section</A>, we are here to help!</P> Wed, 07 Jul 2021 18:20:47 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/using-azure-maps-to-create-location-based-experiences-for-retail/ba-p/2514889 IoTGirl 2021-07-07T18:20:47Z General availability of the Azure Maps Android SDK https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/general-availability-of-the-azure-maps-android-sdk/ba-p/2471197 <P>The Azure Maps team is happy to announce that the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Android SDK</A> is now generally available. The team worked hard to ensure good alignment of the core feature set in the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Web SDK</A> to create a consistent developer experience. If you don’t have an Azure Maps account, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">sign up now for free</A>. Some of the key improvements added to this update include:</P> <UL> <LI>Data-driven style expressions</LI> <LI>Vector tile support</LI> <LI>Additional rendering layers</LI> <LI>And much more!</LI> </UL> <H2>Data-driven style expressions</H2> <P>Azure Maps SDK’s leverage the Mapbox style specification and uses <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">MapLibre</A> GL based libraries as an underlying rendering engine. Data-driven style expressions allow you to add business logic to individual styling options which take into consideration the properties defined on each shape in a data source. Data-driven styles can greatly reduce the amount of code required to write and define similar business logic using if-statements and monitoring map events. Additionally, these allow the business logic to be processed at render time and offloaded to the GPU for better performance.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>As an example, take into consideration earthquake data. Each data point has a magnitude property. To show the related magnitude of each data point on a map we might want to draw scaled circles using the BubbleLayer when the larger the magnitude of a data point, the larger the radius of the circle. The following code demonstrates how to apply data-driven style to the radius option in the BubbleLayer, which will scale the radius based on the magnitude property of each data point on a linear scale from 2 pixels, magnitude of 0 to 40 pixels, and the magnitude is 8.&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="java">BubbleLayer layer = new BubbleLayer(source, bubbleRadius( interpolate( linear(), get("magnitude"), stop(0, 2f), stop(8, 40f) ) ) );</LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>We could also apply a similar data driven style which defines the color of each circle and generate a map that looks like the following.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="rbrundritt_0-1624390026115.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290549i4E773008F1B9C1DA/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="rbrundritt_0-1624390026115.png" alt="rbrundritt_0-1624390026115.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>The Azure Maps Web SDK has similar style expression support, although in a JSON format. These JSON formatted expressions can be used with the Android SDK as well by serializing them as a string and passing them into <STRONG><EM>Expression.raw</EM></STRONG> method which will parse it for you. For example, the following two expressions do the same thing:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <LI-CODE lang="java">//Native Android expression class Expression exp = Expression.get("title") //Parsing a stringified JSON expression. Expression exp = Expression.raw("['get','title']")</LI-CODE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>See the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">documentation</A> to learn more.</P> <H2>Vector tile source support</H2> <P>Vector tiles are a newer geospatial data format that makes it fast and easy to render massive datasets on an interactive map while having full control of styling and interactions locally within the map.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Vector tile layers use the same tile pyramid system as tile layers but contain raw compressed vector data while tile layers render raster imagers. The data in a vector tile contain geographic features in the form of points, lines, and polygons. There are several advantages of using vector tile layers instead of raster tile layers:</P> <UL> <LI>The file size of a vector tile is typically much smaller than an equivalent raster tile. As such, less bandwidth is used. It means lower latency, a faster map, and a better user experience.</LI> <LI>Since vector tiles are rendered on the client, they adapt to the resolution of the device they're being displayed on. As a result, the rendered maps appear more well defined, with crystal clear labels.</LI> <LI>Changing the style of the data in the vector maps doesn't require downloading the data again, since the new style can be applied on the client. In contrast, changing the style of a raster tile layer typically requires loading a new set tiles from the server.</LI> <LI>Since the data is delivered in vector form, there's less server-side processing required to prepare the data. As a result, the newer data can be made available faster.</LI> </UL> <P>Azure Maps adheres to the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Mapbox Vector Tile Specification</A>, an open standard. See the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">documentation</A> to learn more.</P> <H2>Additional rendering layers</H2> <P>The Azure Maps Android SDK already provides rendering layers for symbols, lines, polygons, and tile layers. With this update several additional rendering layers have been made available.</P> <P><STRONG>Bubble layer</STRONG> – easily render points as scaled circles on the map. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="rbrundritt_1-1624390026134.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290551i68E9663B9F2C066D/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="rbrundritt_1-1624390026134.png" alt="Map showing points on a map" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Map showing points on a map</span></span></P> <P><STRONG>Heatmap layer</STRONG> – show the density and “hot spots” of a set of points on the map. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="rbrundritt_2-1624390026145.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290550iA397C632E0D5554D/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="rbrundritt_2-1624390026145.png" alt="Map showing points as a heat map" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Map showing points as a heat map</span></span></P> <P><STRONG>Polygon extrusion layer</STRONG> – vertically stretch polygons to create bar charts or buildings. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="rbrundritt_3-1624390026153.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290552i4E777F52A1B4D7D7/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="rbrundritt_3-1624390026153.png" alt="Map with extruded polygons or state boundaries" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Map with extruded polygons or state boundaries</span></span></P> <P><STRONG>Image layer</STRONG> – overlay georeferenced images as a layer on the map. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="rbrundritt_4-1624390026177.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/290553iCFA68F570BA6991C/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="rbrundritt_4-1624390026177.png" alt="Map with an image of overlaid on top" /><span class="lia-inline-image-caption" onclick="event.preventDefault();">Map with an image of overlaid on top</span></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Additional improvements</H2> <P>The following are some additional improvements that have been added.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><SPAN>Clustering of point data in a data source.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Easily import GeoJSON file into a data source.</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN>Improved&nbsp;traffic incident&nbsp;integration&nbsp;based on vector tiles for better performance. Also the ability to filter traffic incidents by category and magnitude.</SPAN></LI> <LI>UI controls for zooming, pitching, and rotating the map, as well as a control for toggling traffic overlays on and off.</LI> <LI>New popup class similar to Web SDK.</LI> <LI>Easily modify the color of the built-in marker icon.</LI> <LI><SPAN>Improved documentation</SPAN><SPAN> with examples in Java and Kotlin.</SPAN></LI> </UL> <H2>We want to hear from you</H2> <P>We are always working to grow and improve the Azure Maps platform and want to hear from you. We’re here to help and want to make sure you get the most out of the Azure Maps platform.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI>Have a feature request?&nbsp;Having an issue getting your code to work? Have a topic you would like us to cover on the Azure blog? Ask us on the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps forums</A>.</LI> <LI>Looking for code samples? There’s a plethora of them on our&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Code Sample site</A>. Wrote a great one you want to share? Join us on&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GitHub</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>To learn more, read the&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps documentation</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:12:40 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/general-availability-of-the-azure-maps-android-sdk/ba-p/2471197 rbrundritt 2021-06-30T16:12:40Z Saving time and money with Azure Maps - Smart Streetlamp https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/saving-time-and-money-with-azure-maps-smart-streetlamp/ba-p/2454615 <H1>Azure Maps Location and a Smart Streetlight</H1> <P>For those of us that live in city centers, we regularly benefit from our connected urban environment through initiatives that are making our cities “smarter”. From the Azure IoT &amp; Maps perspective, we look at this same benefit from the other direction. What does it mean for one location in a city to be made smarter and what are the benefits we get without maybe realizing it? To illustrate this, let us look at the typical upgrade path from a traditional streetlamp to a Smart streetlamp.</P> <TABLE class=" lia-align-center" style="border-style: none; border-color: white;"> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="25%"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="IoTGirl_0-1623863466561.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289266iA0D71778E2B96EBF/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_0-1623863466561.png" alt="IoTGirl_0-1623863466561.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="75%" class="lia-align-left"> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG><STRONG>What are the things a streetlight can do that are autonomous? </STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>The simplest examples of this would be using a more efficient bulb and adding an ambient light sensor so that energy is not spent lighting a bulb, even an efficient LED bulb, if it is not needed.&nbsp; Other environmental sensors such as temperature and humidity could allow the lamp to decide not to operate if it is too hot or too moist. However smart it may seem to be, this autonomous light would still require someone to report any failures and for it to be checked on a regular basis.</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="25%"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="IoTGirl_1-1623863466569.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289268i02EE534839D960CE/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_1-1623863466569.png" alt="IoTGirl_1-1623863466569.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="75%" class="lia-align-left"> <P><STRONG>What are the benefits we can realize quickly if that streetlight, with these simple sensors, is now connected?</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P>If the bulb fails or light chooses not to function correctly, for a reason such as it is too hot or too humid, an alert can be sent to have the light serviced. If the smart streetlight loses connectivity, it can still operate autonomously but an alert can be generated at the reporting center that this smart device has stopped communicating and should be checked.&nbsp; A connected device can decide how often it wants to report but it can also be asked for status as needed. This bi-directional communication completely removes the need to check a device unless there is a reported reason to do so saving time, resources, and money!</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="25%"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="IoTGirl_2-1623863466574.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/289267i9711838BE49DCFCE/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="IoTGirl_2-1623863466574.png" alt="IoTGirl_2-1623863466574.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="75%" class="lia-align-left"> <P><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>What are extra benefits we can realize if that streetlight has sensors added that go beyond the function of the streetlight itself?</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-left"><STRONG>&nbsp;</STRONG></P> <P class="lia-align-left">Some cities have chosen to add microphones and listen for abnormal sounds such as a gunshot.&nbsp; Based on the decibels of the sound at various smart streetlamp locations, police and ambulance resources can be sent close to where the sound originated.&nbsp; In higher traffic regions, a camera may also be added for extra security and information gathering.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P><STRONG>In all cases, it is important to know where the lamp is located and that is where Azure Maps pulls it all together.&nbsp; </STRONG></P> <UL> <LI>For the autonomous streetlight, an optimized regular maintenance route can be generated using the Azure Maps REST routing service (<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Best practices for Azure Maps Route Service in Microsoft Azure Maps | Microsoft Docs</A>) and either pass that route to a navigation device on the service vehicle or <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Show route directions on a map | Microsoft Docs</A> using <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Web SDK Samples (azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net)</A></LI> <LI>For the connected streetlight, the status of all devices in the system can be shown on a map as highlighted in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Location and Maps in Azure IoT Central powered by Azure Maps | Azure Blog and Updates | Microsoft Azure</A> and a service vehicle can be sent as it would be in point one but only to those locations that need assistance and can be done in either a priority or route optimized order. The Azure Maps route API also has the option to optimize for vehicle type. You can filter the web samples to look for “Truck” and try the “Truck vs Car” to see how vehicle type can change your route <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps Web SDK Samples (azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net)</A>.</LI> </UL> <P>If you would like to dig deeper into Smart Devices, Azure IoT and Azure Maps, I have the following recommended links:</P> <UL> <LI>Microsoft <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">88 Acres (microsoft.com)</A> is standing the test of time and today employees at reap the benefits of a workplace that offers instant status, including reporting how comfortable we are through the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft - Comfy (comfyapp.com)</A>.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Integrate Azure Digital Twins with Azure Maps | Microsoft Docs</A> to integrate Azure Digital Twins Data with an Azure Maps indoor map.</LI> <LI>Building and connecting devices with <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">IoT Edge | Microsoft Azure</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Sphere</A>, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure RTOS</A> and <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Windows IoT</A>.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tutorial: Implement IoT spatial analytics | Microsoft Docs</A> to leverage Azure Maps in Azure IoT Hub.</LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps – Geospatial Services APIs | Microsoft Azure</A> is the geolocation provider for <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure IoT – Internet of Things Platform | Microsoft Azure</A> all up.</LI> </UL> <P>Thank you for your interest in <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A>. If you have any questions feel free to post them in our&nbsp;<A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Q&amp;A section</A>, we are here to help!</P> Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:00:00 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/saving-time-and-money-with-azure-maps-smart-streetlamp/ba-p/2454615 IoTGirl 2021-06-21T16:00:00Z Azure Maps Elevation API is now Generally Available https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-elevation-api-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2441098 <P>We are pleased to announce the general availability of our Elevation API. For any given point on the Earth’s surface, the Elevation API returns its elevation measured from the mean sea level. Azure Maps Elevation API will provide pole to pole coverage with &lt;4M absolute and &lt;2m relative accuracy. The elevation data uses a digital terrain model (DTM), man-made entities (e.g., buildings) are artificially flattened and elevation is measured to the ground surface.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>Use cases &amp; API Types</H1> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>Azure Maps Elevation API is designed to make it easy for developers to build various scenarios leveraging elevation data. The following options are offered along with POST methods to support input of large data.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="211px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Elevation for Point(s)</A></P> </TD> <TD width="211px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Elevation for Bounding Box</A></P> </TD> <TD width="211px"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Get Elevation for Path/ Profile</A></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="211px"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dasanagu_0-1623444550222.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/288163iEFDA51BFEB4CEC9A/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="dasanagu_0-1623444550222.png" alt="dasanagu_0-1623444550222.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="211px"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dasanagu_1-1623444550229.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/288165iC8DF6157E299B2C9/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="dasanagu_1-1623444550229.png" alt="dasanagu_1-1623444550229.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> <TD width="211px"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="dasanagu_2-1623444550234.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/288164i982BF09FBF3D6AD5/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="dasanagu_2-1623444550234.png" alt="dasanagu_2-1623444550234.png" /></span> <P>&nbsp;</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="211px"> <P><EM>Solar power plant planners can measure elevation across large number of points to determine ideal locations for placing solar panels.</EM></P> </TD> <TD width="211px"> <P><EM>Mining engineers can measure elevation at specified intervals in each given grid and perform cut/ fill analysis.</EM></P> </TD> <TD width="211px"> <P><EM>Fleet managers can measure elevation gain across routes and take appropriate safeguards e.g., refrigeration, braking etc.</EM></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H1>API documentation and code samples</H1> <P>&nbsp;</P> <TABLE> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width="84"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="dasanagu_3-1623444550234.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/288166iDC1EEF9974FA533D/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="dasanagu_3-1623444550234.png" alt="dasanagu_3-1623444550234.png" /></span></TD> <TD width="540"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Elevation - REST API (Azure Maps) | Microsoft Docs</A></P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD width="84"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="dasanagu_4-1623444550235.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/288167iC31B46D4B4B5B010/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="dasanagu_4-1623444550235.png" alt="dasanagu_4-1623444550235.png" /></span></TD> <TD width="540"> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Elevation API Code Samples</A></P> </TD> </TR> </TBODY> </TABLE> Fri, 11 Jun 2021 21:00:01 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-elevation-api-is-now-generally-available/ba-p/2441098 dasanagu 2021-06-11T21:00:01Z Azure Maps Creator is now in General Availability. Leverage Indoor Mapping Capabilities in your apps https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-creator-is-now-in-general-availability-leverage/ba-p/2413389 <P class="lia-align-justify">In just one year since the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">public preview launch</A>, Azure Maps Creator is now in GA. During the past year, industries have been working diligently to address COVID challenges, which include keeping workers and customers safe, managing the coordination of constantly evolving guidelines and accelerating automation and activity monitoring. To meet this need, the role of Azure Maps Creator has expanded from the original design goal of the service to be applied across a variety of technologies and industries.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="AzureMapsCreator.gif"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/skinshttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/images/C68F43A8E4ADF941F942764D2B57A400/responsive_peakhttps://techcommunity.microsoft.com/images/image_not_found.png" alt="AzureMapsCreator.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">At its core, Azure Maps Creator provides an end-to-end solution for private indoor mapping, enabling customers to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Convert</A> their facility floor plans into indoor map feature data. The indoor map features are stored as a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dataset</A> which is used to power downstream services while the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Web Feature Service (WFS)</A> offers data management and querying. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Tile sets</A> are created to provide data visualization while the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Feature State</A> set provides a method to dynamically reflect real-time events on distinct visual features.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="dasanagu_0-1622738147709.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/286012iEE3C9D2E4015B65D/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="dasanagu_0-1622738147709.png" alt="dasanagu_0-1622738147709.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Azure Maps Creator is available initially in the following regions: West US 2, East US 2, West Europe, and North Europe. The latest version of the API (V2) and the second generation of the Azure Maps Business Model are also available in this GA. If you have tried V1, you will find the <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">conversion service</A> for drawings has been improved and comes with a fully documented indoor map ontology, exposed via open geospatial standards for boundless integration opportunities for both developers and GIS users.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Smart Buildings Solutions&nbsp;</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">How can you get more insights into and from your maps? What can IoT bring? What about Digital Twins? Whether it is a solution to return to the office, manage a warehouse, run a manufacturing facility or a network of these, location and status benefits are tangible. Since the public preview, many customers and partners have adopted Azure Maps Creator to build innovative Smart Building solutions, it is even being used internally at Microsoft, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft is using Azure Maps Creator to enable employee experiences through Smart Building solution integrating Azure Digital Twins</A>.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="dasanagu_1-1622738202678.png" style="width: 624px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/286013i06C59745384737D3/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="dasanagu_1-1622738202678.png" alt="dasanagu_1-1622738202678.png" /></span></P> <H6 class="lia-align-left"><EM>Microsoft employee Aleenah Ansari uses the new SmartBuilding services employee kiosk to find an office in a Microsoft smart building. (Photo by Aleenah Ansari | Inside Track)</EM></H6> <H4>&nbsp;</H4> <H4>Another Azure Maps Creator customer example is RXR:</H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">RXR Realty is a leading real estate owner, investor, operator, and developer&nbsp;committed to building socially, economically, and environmentally responsible communities. Founded in 2019, RXR’s Digital Lab is an innovation team developing state-of-the-art technology, innovative data capabilities, and pioneering strategic partnerships to better serve the changing ways we live, work, play and stay in urban environments.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">As New York City was emerging as the early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, RXR was developing and rapidly deploying <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RxWell</A> to enable not only a safe return to work, but also to envision and plan for the future of work. Powered by Azure IoT and the intelligent edge, RxWell is a dynamic, data-driven platform that considers every aspect of building performance and workplace experience.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">RxWell includes a comprehensive suite of “phygital” solutions – merging the physical built environment with digital technologies and tools to address three main categories:</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <OL class="lia-align-justify"> <LI> <P>Enhancing employee experience, health, and wellness</P> </LI> <LI> <P>Managing the hybrid workplace and increasing employee engagement</P> </LI> <LI> <P>Optimizing building sustainability and workspace operations</P> </LI> </OL> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">RxWell is building an insights platform that connects disparate data sources across spaces and people to unlock aggregate analytics and insights for real estate teams, accessed through our RxWell Command Center dashboards. Using Azure Cognitive Services Computer Vision, we are processing security camera footage in real time at the edge to measure face mask and social distancing compliance in our building lobbies. The data from this is overlaid on our lobby floor plans using Azure Maps Creator to produce a Compliance Heatmap which indicates locations of non-compliance and helps our operations team identify foot traffic bottlenecks and ways to improve the entry process.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="dasanagu_2-1622738341607.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/286014iC95C58B3F825F802/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="dasanagu_2-1622738341607.png" alt="dasanagu_2-1622738341607.png" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Looking ahead, we are exploring additional opportunities to use Azure Maps to combine multiple data sets into a single planimetric visual. For example, mapping workspace occupancy and room/desk booking utilization data onto office floor plans for a real-time view of current and expected demand. Furthermore, we are looking at a potential integration with Azure Digital Twins as the data model to bring this functionality to fruition.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <H4 class="lia-align-justify"><STRONG>Additional RxWell Resources</STRONG></H4> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">To learn more about RxWell, check out the following links:</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <UL class="lia-align-justify"> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Customer Story-RXR Realty reopens for business using Azure IoT and the intelligent edge to empower tenant safety</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Mechanics: Smart Office Reopening with RXR Realty</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RXR Realty transforms properties using Microsoft Azure</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The IoT Unicorn Podcast with Pete Bernard: How Your Office Will Change Post-COVID-19 w/Cory Clarke at RXR Realty</A></LI> <LI><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RxWell on Azure Marketplace.</A></LI> </UL> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <H2>Integration patterns for endless opportunities</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">It is a reality that solutions typically need to integrate multiple services. To help minimize the cost of integration from design to operations, Azure Maps Creator team has partnered with multiple products that are commonly used in combination with Azure Maps.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">IoT device telemetry, or what we think of as the “Location of Things”, is usually the top priority. We designed an entire <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">open-sourced sample application</A> which covers building a site selection widget, blending indoor and outdoor mapping and a variety of live data streams in maps, including moving objects for asset tracking.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Many aspire to go beyond device live data and develop rich representations of their business using Azure Digital Twins. A common task is to visualize state changes captured and processed by Azure Digital Twin on Azure Maps. We offer this <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">tutorial</A> to get started on building applications leveraging Azure Maps Creator.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">As IoT Edge devices are becoming more powerful and feature rich, innovation does not stop at cloud services. <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Spatial Analysis</A> enables&nbsp;real-time analysis of streaming video to understand spatial relationships between people, their movement, and their interactions with objects in physical environments which provides a new means of extracting insights.</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">Finally, security is critical when it comes to managing customer data. Azure Maps integrates with Azure Active Directory and role-based access control to distinguish map data contributors from readers in order toto keep sensitive data protected.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <H2>Next steps</H2> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P class="lia-align-justify">You can start with Azure Maps Creator today! From your Azure Maps service, create a new Creator resource to add private indoor mapping capabilities in your applications.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="dasanagu_3-1622738428885.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/286015iB6474579A7215B92/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="dasanagu_3-1622738428885.png" alt="dasanagu_3-1622738428885.png" /></span></A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:42:51 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/azure-maps-creator-is-now-in-general-availability-leverage/ba-p/2413389 dasanagu 2021-06-03T17:42:51Z What is Azure Maps? - Welcome to the Tech Blog https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/what-is-azure-maps-welcome-to-the-tech-blog/ba-p/2383520 <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-center" image-alt="AzureMapsLogo.png" style="width: 400px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283483i3F0B6C766D1DAF00/image-size/medium?v=v2&amp;px=400" role="button" title="AzureMapsLogo.png" alt="AzureMapsLogo.png" /></span></A><SPAN><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Azure Maps</A> is a set of geospatial&nbsp;APIs, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that offers many features to add location&nbsp;intelligence to your applications. This global Azure native service can be used in any type of subscription, if you are new to <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Microsoft Azure</A> you can start a <A href="#" target="_self">free account here</A>.</SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>Almost every application needs location capabilities. Whether you want to look up or validate an address, visualize a map control, calculate a route or even more complex scenarios like integrating with Internet of Things (IoT) for indoor mapping in a Smart Building solution. Azure Maps is here for you to fulfill:</SPAN></P> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AzureMapsFeatures.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283487i0DD7D3CA41432B26/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AzureMapsFeatures.png" alt="AzureMapsFeatures.png" /></span></A></P> <P>Azure Maps lets you pay for only what you use, a key benefit for companies adopting Cloud technologies. Just last month (April 2021) we introduced a new dynamic pricing model providing “pay per API”, <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">and you can get more details about the new “Gen 2” pricing and the different tiers available here.</A></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN>In less than a minute you can create Azure Maps to your Azure Subscription, adding a scalable and reliable GIS solution with a <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">99.9% SLA.</A></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AzureMapsAccount.gif" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283495iCC7372A29F332297/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AzureMapsAccount.gif" alt="AzureMapsAccount.gif" /></span></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>In this Tech Blog you will get frequent tips and tricks about Azure Maps, but here you can find some of the resources we have available for you:</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <UL> <LI><SPAN><A tabindex="-1" title="https://aka.ms/azuremapssamples" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsSamples</A></SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN><A tabindex="-1" title="https://aka.ms/azuremapsgettingstarted" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsGettingStarted</A></SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN><A tabindex="-1" title="https://aka.ms/azuremapsdocs" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsDocs</A></SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN><A tabindex="-1" title="https://aka.ms/azuremapsblog" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsBlog</A>&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN><A tabindex="-1" title="https://aka.ms/azuremapsvideos" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsVideos</A></SPAN></LI> <LI><SPAN><A tabindex="-1" title="https://aka.ms/azuremapscasestudies" href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://aka.ms/AzureMapsCaseStudies</A></SPAN></LI> </UL> <P><A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span class="lia-inline-image-display-wrapper lia-image-align-inline" image-alt="AzureMapsSampleCode.png" style="width: 999px;"><img src="https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/image/serverpage/image-id/283496iF08FB10BC161473E/image-size/large?v=v2&amp;px=999" role="button" title="AzureMapsSampleCode.png" alt="AzureMapsSampleCode.png" /></span></A></P> <P>Thank you for your interest in Azure Maps. If you have any questions feel free to post them in our <A href="#" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Q&amp;A section</A>, we are here to help!</P> Tue, 25 May 2021 17:42:36 GMT https://gorovian.000webhostapp.com/?exam=t5/azure-maps/what-is-azure-maps-welcome-to-the-tech-blog/ba-p/2383520 dasanagu 2021-05-25T17:42:36Z