Azure Maps

Azure Maps is a portfolio of geospatial services that include service APIs for Maps, Search, Routing, Traffic and Time Zones. The portfolio of Azure OneAPI compliant services allows you to use familiar developer tools to quickly develop and scale solutions that integrate location information into your Azure solutions. Azure Maps provides developers from all industries powerful geospatial capabilities packed with fresh mapping data imperative to providing geographic context to web and mobile applications.

More details about the services are available in the Azure Maps documentation. If you have a technical issue, please open a post on the developer forums through Stack Overflow or MSDN.

  1. Angular map component

    There should be an Angular component which would make easier to integrate Azure maps with Angular (the most popular JS framework) applications.

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  2. Azure maps with authentication

    Azure Maps with authentication using client Id is not working, I'm getting 401 or 403
    Does azure maps with azure ad authentication working for developers ?

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  3. Pricing is beyond bad

    I've said this before, and my idea was rejected because it was considered "an edge case". It seems though that the reviewers didn't bother to read my entire post.

    In my old post (https://feedback.azure.com/forums/909172-azure-maps/suggestions/36265189-pricing-is-really-bad), I gave *an example* of how the service becomes ridiculously more expensive just by changing one variable (QPS). However, the reviewer focused only on that example and didn't bother about the rest.

    Now, here I am again facing the same problem, now with satellite images.
    We need to use satellite images in one of our maps. However, just because of that, our cost increases…

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  4. Shape class: expose a getCircleCoordinates method

    With the latest release of azure-map-control, v 2.0.10, the `Shape` class now correctly shows a `circlePolygon` property that was missing, but it is marked as `private` so TypeScript will throw an error that it is only accessible within the class.

    It would be great if we could have a `getCircleCoordinates` method that returns the `circlePolygon.geometry.coordinates` when `shape.isCircle()` is true.

    Something like:

    /**
    * Gets the coordinates of the contained shape if it is a Circle.
    */
    getCircleCoordinates(): atlas.data.Position[][] | null;

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    There are two options for doing this already. The first option is to use the toJson function. This will generate a GeoJSON polygon for the circle. The coordinates will then be easy to access using geometry.coordinates. A second option is to use the atlas.math.getRegularPolygonPath function to generate the points of the circle, this is what the shape class uses under the hood.

  5. Improve Geocoding Results for addresses with 5+4 digits ZCTA

    Geocoder is giving results in incorrect score order for some addresses with 5+4 digits ZCTA...

    Go to https://azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net/REST%20Services/Search%20Autosuggest%20and%20JQuery%20UI.html

    Search for "1833 S CHURCH ST, BURLINGTON, NC, 27215-5553", first result is Street, and the second one is the correct one. Searching for "1833 S CHURCH ST, BURLINGTON, NC, 27215" gives the correct one.

    Just a sample of other examples where it happens:
    - "5198 VALLEYDALE RD, BIRMINGHAM, AL, 35242-3756" vs "5198 VALLEYDALE RD, BIRMINGHAM, AL, 35242"
    - "7510 THOMAS DR, PANAMA CITY, FL, 32408-8529" vs "7510 THOMAS DR, PANAMA CITY, FL, 32408"
    - "4915 HIGHWAY 433 W, BENTONIA, MS, 39040-8417" vs…

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  6. Spatial - Post Point In Polygon property 'type' error

    The point in polygon service started throwing the following Bad Request error:

    "The property 'type' MUST be defined with a valid value of either point, linestring, polygon, multipoint, multilinestring, multipolygon, geometrycollection, feature, featurecollection.; The value '' is not valid for the property 'type'. The valid GeoJSON types include point, linestring, polygon, multipoint, multilinestring, multipolygon, geometrycollection, feature, featurecollection."

    I am sending the type property, it seems there is a bug. I used the example from the docs and it throws the same error: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/maps/spatial/postpointinpolygon#examples

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    Thanks for highlighting this issue. It appears to be a documentation issue. We have passed this on to the proper team correct the docs. To resolve the issue, remove the initial:

    { “FeatureCollection”: {

    and a “}” at the end of the body.

  7. Xamarin.Forms Support

    Xamarin.Forms support
    Cache Map like Native ones

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  8. More detail when zoomed out

    We are finding that when zoomed out to display a long route on the map, there is no detail on the map other than the route and markers. We feel it needs some reference points to show major roads and suburbs to give some perspective on the route.

    The map view in most cases for us consists of just grey background with the route line and marker when showing an overview of the Route across Australia, which is not helpful.

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  9. Map fails to load in Chrome (72) Win10 - "Failed to initialize WebGL"

    We've had four reports of this issue.

    They are each using the latest version of Chrome (72). They see the spinning box at https://get.webgl.org/ and can see map the map on at mapbox's diagnostic page: http://mapbox.github.io/mapbox-gl-supported/diagnostics.html.

    See attached one of the user's results on diagnostics page and chrome://gpu page

    Is anyone else seeing this?

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    We have a few reports of this. Based on investigations we have often found that the devices encountering this issue are often either locked down machines with a lot of restrictions, or using older hardware.

    - The first thing they can try is to update their video drivers.
    - Some other things to try is to change the following settings:

    • Set chrome://settings “Use hardware acceleration when available” to enabled.
    • Set chrome://flags “Override software rendering list” to enabled.
    • Set chrome://flags/#ignore-gpu-blacklist to enabled.

    If the computer being used is old it is worth noting that Chrome does disable WebGL on some older devices.

    Note there is a feature in the map control to check to see if the browser is supported with the following code: “atlas.isSupported()” Documentation this can be found here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/javascript/api/azure-maps-control/atlas?view=azure-iot-typescript-latest#issupported-boolean- This might help detect users who are unable to access the maps and allow you to…

  10. React component

    Please provide Azure Maps as React components. This would be useful for projects that already use Office UI Fabric React but also for many other developers that use React in their projects.

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  11. Adding a clearer style for map tiles over satellite tiles

    Azure Map's label or hybrid layer are not thought to look legible over satellite tiles. Since the text color is black with white borders (and white roads with black borders) it looks painfully awful to use.

    Attached is a simple Azure vs Mapbox comparison.

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  12. Improve documentation for Python

    I am a Python developer who uses Google Maps API for a lot, but have many other services with Azure and would like to make the switch. However, I can find NO documentation for Python at all other than how to install it. Google Maps by comparison has excellent documentation. Can you please provide some documentation?

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  13. Extend "Search - Get Search Fuzzy" Method

    Would be great to have an opportunity to include or exclude POI categories.
    For example: i only want railway station and airports; or i don't want any parking garage in my result

    The countrySet Flag is great, but it would be good to go more deep:
    - I want the countrySet DE and AT but from AT i only want the countrySubdivision Salzburg

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  14. Map visual on Power BI powered by Azure Maps

    I want to use the Map visual on Power BI powered by Azure Maps.

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  15. IP Geolocation: Support for local IPs, TOR exit nodes, proxies, data center IPs

    When I send a request with my local IP (127.0.0.1 or 192.168.1.123) I get a response without a country code. It would be great if you could extend the model and include additional properties about that IP. In addition it would be great to know if the IP is used as a TOR exit node, or a known proxy server or a datacenter IP (AWS, Azure etc).

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  16. IP Geolocation: Add countryCodeISO3 Property to model

    We have been using the Azure Maps API for a while now and since the address search api returns an address with a 'countryCodeISO3' property, we started using the 3 letter code. The Geolocation API now returns the 2 letter code, Ideally the model would include the 3 letter code as well or maybe an additional parameter could control the behaviour, so that we don't have to "translate" it on our side from 2 to 3 letters.

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  17. Add consistent way to get city name from structured address data

    When using the freeform search endpoint, address results will have structured fields along with the 'freeformAddress'.

    Most parts of the mailing address can be read from existing fields (streetNumber, streetName, countrySubdivision, postalCode) however the city does not seem to be represented consistently.

    In some cases the city from the freeform address is the municipalitySubdivision, in others its the countryTertiarySubdivision. As a result, to extract structured address data to use for mailing addresses we have had to resort to parsing the freeformAddress to get the city name from there as it seems to always match the intended mailing address.

    I would…

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  18. Ability to query addresses in multiple languages simultaneously

    Streets and cities may have names in multiple languages, and we don't always know in advance which language the user is going to query the parts of the address in. If we return with default language, the user sees the result in one language, but the street address may have been in different language than the city name in the query. In order to check that street and city was indeed the ones given by the user, it would be helpful to get results in multiple languages instead of one.

    In practice, this would mean 1) allowing a list of…

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  19. Toll road icons looks bad

    Toll roads icons on road are too frequents and are too prominent.

    Is there any option to hide them? or are you planing to edit them in a next release?

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