Maps API provides similar data to Locations API, with the difference that they are specifically built to represent data on maps.
This adaptation mainly consists in the following differences from Locations API in requests and responses:

  • Requests always additionally require a Viewport, a quadrangle which identifies a portion of map that a user is viewing for which returned data will be filtered.


  • Responses always contain geo-referenced data, often grouped by map quads using Bing Maps Tile System standard format.