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Microsoft Bing Maps adds TomTom data to its maps

By Eric Van Rees - 22nd June 2020 - 07:04

The Microsoft Bing Maps Platform is powered by multiple data providers and, to ensure it is using the best data, that mix of providers evolves and improves over time.

In February last year, Microsoft and TomTom announced TomTom’s map and traffic data would be incorporated into mapping scenarios across Microsoft Azure and Bing, in addition to powering Azure Maps.

Microsoft says the partnership with TomTom will enhance their mapping portfolio, helping to deliver the best mapping experience across multiple platforms. As a result, Bing Maps is switching to TomTom for base map data for all regions outside of China, Japan, and South Korea.

The process of rolling out the new TomTom base map data to users and Microsoft first party products began in March 2020. The migration period for the Bing Maps Platform is now underway.

Over the coming months, all Bing Maps Platform customers will be automatically migrated to the new base map data source. As this change takes place, Bing Maps customers can rest assured that all the supported functionality, REST APIs and SDKs that are part of the Bing Maps Platform will continue to remain available.

Grey Matter provides licensing expertise as the sole Microsoft Bing Maps distributor for EMEA and APAC regions.

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