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Bing Maps API vs Google Maps: What are the differences?

What is Bing Maps API? The Bing Maps APIs include map controls and services that you can use to incorporate Bing Maps in applications and websites. The Bing Maps platform provides multiple API options for your application including Web Control, a Windows Store apps control, a WPF control, REST Services, and Spatial Data Services. Use the information below as well as at MSDN to help determine which API bests suits your needs.

What is Google Maps? Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery. Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.

Bing Maps API and Google Maps can be categorized as "Mapping APIs" tools.

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What is Bing Maps API?

The Bing Maps platform provides multiple API options for your application including Web Control, a Windows Store apps control, a WPF control, REST Services, and Spatial Data Services. Use the information below as well as at MSDN to help determine which API bests suits your needs.

What is Google Maps?

Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.

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        Rajeshkumar T uses Google MapsGoogle Maps
        • Its used for restaurant Geo location and find the nearest restaurant listing.

        • Find the customer location and delivery agent location tracking.

        • Calculate the distance between restaurant and customer location.

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        Youpooly Corp. uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

        We need to integrate maps in mobile Apps and Web frontend to show where an event is taking place. Maps is best because of it's international availability and the google api with a feature to recursive search.

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        benyomin uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

        Location, location, location. Choropleths are hot for a reason. When dealing with geography and housing why stop at bar charts, the map really makes my data quickly comprehensible to humans.

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        papaver uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

        used the google maps api on several projects. been an avid user for quite a while. used it all around the world to navigate through public transport and through cities.

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        Srinivas Adireddi uses Google MapsGoogle Maps

        1) it's very easy to use. 2) shows satellite image, Google earth and many other features like traffic, terrain, etc. 3) Is very useful for driving etc.

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