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.

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  1. 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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    • 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…

      • 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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        • 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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          • 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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            • 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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              • 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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                • satellite map

                  Does the satellite map updated evey month?

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                    • Support region and Support level

                      Support the region of Azure Maps, API, and level.
                      Country, Pref, City, and Future roadmap.

                      for plan the future development.

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                      • 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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                        • 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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                            • Data API taking a long time to complete

                              I executed the Data List API (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/maps/data/listpreview) and it took about 7s for the request to complete though I only have about 1kB of data stored.

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                              • Support China

                                I want to use Azure Maps in China area.

                                8 votes
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                                • Advanced reporting

                                  Google Maps and Mapbox provide advanced usage reporting. Do you have plans to expand reporting capabilities for Azure Maps.

                                  Thank you

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                                    Azure Maps takes privacy very seriously as this is a key requirement for many Azure Maps customers. We will investigate some advanced reporting features but for those who want deep insights into how the user is interacting with the map/page, we will look into a partner solution which users can use with our platform.

                                  • Topographic, Satellite, and rich map styling

                                    I'm excited to see a holistic solution for mapping come out of Azure. Being able to get different types of map tiles out of the renderer (such as Topographic and Satellite) as well as request the renderer style the map (similar to Google maps) would be a total home run for me and allow me to move my mapping workloads over.

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                                    • 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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                                      • Add buildings details to map

                                        Azure has very little detail when zooming in (https://jsfiddle.net/rxck4q3j/2/) in comparison with Bing, for instance (https://binged.it/2LqcIFw). Since both are part of Microsoft, maybe the teams could share data so that Azure can also have the buildings showing up when zooming in.

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                                        • Native MapControl for UWP

                                          Looking forward to have native Azure Map mapcontrol for UWP

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