What is Azure Maps? - Welcome to the Tech Blog

Published May 25 2021 06:34 AM 905 Views
Microsoft

AzureMapsLogo.pngAzure Maps is a set of geospatial APIs, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that offers many features to add location intelligence to your applications. This global Azure native service can be used in any type of subscription, if you are new to Microsoft Azure you can start a free account here.

 

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:

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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”, and you can get more details about the new “Gen 2” pricing and the different tiers available here.

 

In less than a minute you can create Azure Maps to your Azure Subscription, adding a scalable and reliable GIS solution with a 99.9% SLA.

 

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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:

 

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Thank you for your interest in Azure Maps. If you have any questions feel free to post them in our Q&A section, we are here to help!

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