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Microsoft launches Bing Maps Time Zone API

By [email protected] - 2nd October 2018 - 08:14

The new Bing Maps Time Zone API is a collection of five easy-to-use REST APIs that are designed to make it easy for developers to work with time zones. Both Windows and IANA standards are supported. The API will cover most of the scenarios that developers must deal with when working with time zones. Most time zone APIs available today require latitude, longitude as input. This typically requires an additional step for developers to obtain the geographical coordinates of a place before being able to obtain the time zone information. Instead, the Bing Maps Time Zone API provides a one-stop solution enabling developers to work directly with their locations. Given a place name the Bing Maps Time Zone API will return time zone information of that location. For the cases where latitude, longitude information is already available, the Bing Maps Time Zone API will return the time zone information for the corresponding location.