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. 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.

    29 votes
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  2. Map visual on Power BI powered by Azure Maps

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

    22 votes
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  3. 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…

    9 votes
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  4. 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…

    6 votes
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  5. Native MapControl for UWP

    Looking forward to have native Azure Map mapcontrol for UWP

    6 votes
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  6. Add state and ZIP to IP geolocation results

    The new IP Geolocation API is great. Previously we have tested other products.
    I would like the API to return ZIP codes and states as well. Some other competing products do that - I am aware of the inaccuracy, but in this case inaccuracy is better than nothing.

    5 votes
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  7. 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.

    4 votes
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  8. 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).

    4 votes
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  9. Direct Data Import from CosmosDB

    I think it would be great if you could connect the maps directly to the CosmosDB. So in the call of the map the DB and Collection is deposited, as well as the Query, which then supplies lengths and latitudes, or polygons etc. and this will then be displayed directly on the map.

    4 votes
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  10. 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.

    3 votes
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  11. Ability to get POI information using it's ID and the desired Language

    When building multilingual apps, we need to retrieve the POI name in a specific language using its id.

    For example, in a social app. I check into a resturant. I found the POI using fuzzy search and language was specified to be EN.

    A friend, who is checking my location, is using my app with a Arabic interface. I will need to call Azure Maps again to get the name in Arabic. I have the ID of the place form the first check in. it would be easier to use that ID to get the value.

    The only current solution…

    3 votes
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  12. 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…

    2 votes
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  13. 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.

    2 votes
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  14. Danish municipalities and regions are outdated

    When searching for Danish addresses the results for both municipalities and regions seem to follow the pre 2007 standard as described in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:DK E.g. the municipality of Nordborg was merged with Sønderborg and the region of Sønderjylland was merged with others to form Southern Jutland.

    2 votes
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  15. Integrate Microsoft Flow

    I want to run our Microsoft Flow at selected location point.

    Currently, Microsoft Flow's Mobile Button can run the flow with location information.
    I want to do same from Azure Maps by select a location point.

    2 votes
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  16. az maps account create doesn't seem to work

    the following code works, but always results in a 403 forbidden error when you call the API. If I create the resource in the portal then the calls work. The calls below should work when calling the API
    AzMapsName="azmaps"
    ResGroup="rgAzMaps"
    location="eastus2"

    az group create --name $ResGroup --location $location

    az provider register --namespace "Microsoft.Maps"

    az maps account create \
    --name $AzMapsName \
    --resource-group $ResGroup \
    --accept-tos \
    --sku "S0"

    az maps account keys list --name $AzMapsName --resource-group $ResGroup
    echo "Make sure you copy the primarykey from the output to the variable in the correct cell above and run the cell"

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  17. Is it possible to look a historical imagery to analyze

    Is it possible to look at historical imagery to analyze chances in a area over time, if so how many years are we able to go back?

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  18. ' is not supported in pin's name

    When using the rest render api (static image) with ' in pin's name, it could not display correctly.

    Tried escaping, then encoding the ' to %2527 but this does not work. Using the escaped value for ' which is %27 causes an error

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  19. Give Access without User Access Administrator permission required

    I'm currently automating the provisioning of Azure Maps + Client App. The client authenticates using a Managed Identity for Azure.

    However, in order to give the Managed Identity access to Azure Maps, I need to have permission to this action:
    Microsoft.Authorization/roleAssignments/write

    This action is not normally given to Service Principals, and it's not great from a security perspective. The required role is User Access Administrator

    So I would like to be able to give Maps reader permission to a managed identity, WITHOUT needing the User Access Administrator role on my Service Principal.

    A good example is KeyVault. With KeyVault, access…

    1 vote
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  20. 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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