Here’re the new routing and geocoding features for Bing Maps REST Services — your choice when developing for mobile or when you’re looking for simplicity and speed on the web.
- Show a route on a static map: Get a Static Map API now has ability to output a route to static map request.
- Avoid tolls and highways: With new avoid and minimize parameters, you can allow your customers to optimize their route by either avoiding or minimizing tolls and/or highways. Calculate a Route API
- Calculate driving routes from all four directions: Calculate Routes from Major Routes API satisfies those scenarios where your user either doesn’t know their exact address or doesn’t know where they might be coming from before the trip.
- New entityTypes parameter: In addition to routing updates above, Bing Maps REST Services also receives an update to Find a Location by Point API (aka reverse geocoding). This new parameter allows you to specify what entity types/location information you want returned in reverse-geocoding response (address, neighborhood, country/region).