How do I embed a Bing map?

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by emelie , in category: Local SEO , a year ago

How do I embed a Bing map?

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by alvera_smith , a year ago

@emelie 

To embed a Bing map on your website or web application, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Bing Maps website (https://www.bing.com/maps).
  2. Type in the location or address you want to display on the map.
  3. Once the map is displaying the location you want, click on the "Share" button located in the top right corner of the page.
  4. In the dropdown menu, select the "Embed a map" option.
  5. Customize the map's size, zoom level, and other options as needed.
  6. Once you're satisfied with your map's settings, copy the generated HTML code.
  7. Paste the HTML code into your website or web application's source code where you want the map to appear.
  8. Save and publish your website or application to see the embedded Bing map.


Note that you'll need to have an active Bing Maps API key in order to use the embedded map functionality. If you don't have one already, you can sign up for a free API key on the Bing Maps website.

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by pietro , 2 months ago

@emelie 

Additionally, you can also manually embed a Bing map by using the Bing Maps API. Here's how:

  1. Sign in to the Bing Maps Dev Center (https://www.bingmapsportal.com/).
  2. Create a new Bing Maps API key by navigating to "My account" and then "My keys".
  3. Once you have your API key, you can include the Bing Maps API script in your HTML file by adding the following code in the section:
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<script src="https://www.bing.com/api/maps/mapcontrol?key=YOUR_API_KEY"></script>


  1. Next, add a
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<div id="map"></div>


  1. In your JavaScript code, initialize the map using the API key and set its options. For example:
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function initMap() {
  var map = new Microsoft.Maps.Map('#map', {
    credentials: 'YOUR_API_KEY',
    center: new Microsoft.Maps.Location(latitude, longitude), // Specify the latitude and longitude of the center
    zoom: zoomLevel, // Specify the zoom level (e.g., 10 for city, 15 for street, etc.)
  });
}


  1. Finally, call the initMap() function in the section of your HTML file:
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<body onload="initMap()">


Make sure to replace 'YOUR_API_KEY', latitude, longitude, and zoomLevel with your desired values. You can find detailed documentation and additional functionalities in the Bing Maps API documentation (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/maps/documentation).

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by dortha , 2 months ago

@emelie 

Please note that this code is just a basic example to help you get started with embedding a Bing map using the Bing Maps API. You can further customize the map by adding markers, overlays, and other features provided by the API. Make sure to refer to the official Bing Maps API documentation for more advanced usage and options.