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. Protect Map account by site URI checking.

    Currently Azure Map account protected by the key, generated on Azure Portal. This is not enough for SPA JS sites. Let say you have a public server-less map App that allows to use anonymously. Map key could easily discovered and stolen. Hence your map account could be used by others for your expense.
    Expected: add ability to specify one or more site URI where legal traffic could come from. Azure should check incoming requests against this list and reject unknown sites. This should support "localhost:port" for test purposes as well as real domain names for production.

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    I’m happy to report that last week the Azure Maps team announced a high security option for Azure Maps which uses Azure Active Directory (AAD) for authentication. The announcement can be found here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-azure-maps/

    Here is some related documentation:
    - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-maps/azure-maps-authentication
    - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-maps/how-to-use-map-control

  2. Client Side Map Library available via npm

    The atlas js file is large (over 800 KB). We use maps on our site in a few specific locations. Many times a user does not even go to a page that has a map on it. Using npm and lazy loading (we run an angular site) we can serve the needed components only when required. Right now we have to load the map files in our main layout page. If we can package the js with our site we could provide a much better user experience. Also providing typing's would provide a much better developer experience. We don't need…

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  3. Render with point

    Could you please implement the possibility, when doing a rendered map as png, to have a Point at the adress in Center?

    With that, we could implement the map as a png and onclick the dynamic map is loaded…

    Thanks, Martin

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  4. Type script support for Azure Map (Need to have Azure Map NPM )

    We are developing solution for Smart City Command central. Our current solution build on .Net Core angular 5 with Openlayer F/W. We want help to get Typ[e def of Azure Map. so we can remove opnlayer and used Azure Map

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  5. Support Timezone IANA to windows

    We would like to be able to get time zone from position, then convert from the IANA result we receive to windows time zones as all of our local to UTC conversions use the C# TimeZoneInfo class.

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    The Windows team is working to move to IANA as their standard. Any references back to their original IDs creates additional dependencies they don’t want. The Windows team don’t want more people depending on their IDs. They specifically asked for this to be a one way street in Azure Maps – Windows to IANA and not the reverse.

  6. azure-maps-control 2.0.8 FloorChangeEvent interface error

    In azure-maps-control 2.0.8 typings https://www.npmjs.com/package/azure-maps-control, the `FloorChangeEvent` interface is exported from a relative path and is throwing an error.

    The `FloorChangeEvent` interface is already declared in the `atlas` namespace.

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  7. Improve style of toll motorway

    In Vector mode, tolled motorway doesn't appear until zoom level 10 and then they appear with some opacity. For comparaison, the same motorway looks much better in Raster mode.

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    Our designers have looked into this and it appears that there was an issue in one of the recent releases that did change the style of toll roads to undesirable color. The team has made the fix and this should appear in production soon, if it isn’t already there.

  8. Fix "XML Parsing Error: syntax error" in atlas-service.min.js

    If I add

    <script src="https://atlas.microsoft.com/sdk/js/atlas-service.min.js?api-version=1"></script>

    to my page, Firefox gives:

    XML Parsing Error: syntax error
    Location: ...
    Line Number 1, Column 1:

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  9. Labels not loading in satellite_road_labels style

    Hi, we noticed an issue with the satellite_road_labels style, at a low zoom level and when panning over the USA, the labels are not loading totally. There is also a lot of errors in the console.

    This is also happening on the codepen of the Azure map demo https://codepen.io/azuremaps/pen/qyjbOM.

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  10. Show Pins on top of overlay

    Pins added to the map do not appear if they appear under an image overlay.

    It doesn't matter which order the Pin and Overlay are added to the map, the hidden pin is never displayed.

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  11. How to calculate distance.

    I can't find a way to calculate the distance between several points. Something like Maps Distance Matrix in MapQuest.

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  12. Retrieve roofs of buildings as polygons

    It will be great if it is possible to retrieve the polygons of buildings from the current view in Azure Maps. That will allow developers to select building, not only a point of an address. Very good to define and visualize properties on the map.

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    This is technically already possible. The road maps already have building footprint data in it. The base maps use vector tiles which means the raw vector data is actually in the browser and rendered there. It is possible to access the underlying layers and data. Try creating a polygon and setting the source to “vectorTiles” and the sourceLayer to “Other building”. The following source layers are available for building footprints: “Hotel building”, “School building”, “Factory building”, “Hospital building”, “Other building”

  13. Azure suport in indonesia and indonesia language

    Azure suport in indonesia and indonesia language

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  14. satellite map

    Does the satellite map updated evey month?

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    The satellite imagery receives regularly updates in parts, but the full globe is not updated monthly for various reasons. The Azure Maps team is however looking into options to increase the refresh rate of imagery.

  15. 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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  16. Satellite Imagery Data

    How old is the satellite imagery used in the satellite basemap and what source is this imagery from?

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    The source is shown in the copyrights on our maps. It’s Digital Globe. I believe we currently use their vivid product which is meant to be a combination of imagery of different vintages geared towards getting the highest resolution available everywhere. The age of the imagery is typically 2 to 5 years old depending on location.

  17. Allow querying posted speed limit

    Allow requesting the posted speed limit of a specific road, or all speed limit information in a specific area - as to allow seeing if a vehicle is driving over the speed limit, or displaying a user his legal speed limit information

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  18. typos on Azure Maps gallery webpage

    On https://azuremapscodesamples.azurewebsites.net/, change "This is a collection of 75 code samples which have been made open source on Github." to "This is a collection of 75 code samples that have been made open-source on GitHub."

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  19. Add bounding box support for geospatially accurate circles

    Can atlas.data.BoundingBox.fromData() be extended to support geospatially accurate circles?

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  20. Throw error if azure map control(javascript) can't load resources

    Hi, our product very rely on mapping solution from azure but in case of map control resources failed to load I'm not able to detect it through control events api.
    When I'm developing locally it's simply to emulate: just disable the internet connection and app will stuck, no any event from map control will be fired.
    I hope azure maps will work 100% availble but as any services it might have interruptions and it would be nice to have that event

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