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Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services to help your organization meet your business challenges. It enables the freedom to build, manage, and deploy applications on a massive, global network using your favorite tools and frameworks. The complete list of Azure Services, including Azure Maps (under the Internet of Things category), can be found here.
Azure Maps provides developers from all industries, powerful geospatial capabilities, packed with the freshest mapping data available to provide geographic context to web and mobile applications. Azure Maps is an Azure One API compliant set of REST APIs for Maps, Search, Routing, Traffic, Mobility, Time Zones, Geolocation, Geofencing, Map Data, and Spatial Operations accompanied by both Web and Android SDKs to make development easy, flexible, and portable across multiple platforms.
For individuals & organizations that already subscribe to Microsoft Azure, Azure Maps is already included in your subscription. For those of you using Google Maps, with your existing Microsoft Azure Account, you can explore Azure Maps for its capabilities, pricing, best of breed content partnerships and ability to integrate with other Azure services.
You can manage your Azure Maps account through the Azure portal. After you have an account, you can implement the APIs in your website or mobile application. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.
To get started with the Google Maps migration guide, click on this link. It includes details on migrating web apps, Android Apps and web services.
Here is a list of useful technical resources for Azure Maps:
- Overview: https://azure.com/maps
- Documentation: https://aka.ms/AzureMapsDocs
- Web SDK Code Samples: https://aka.ms/AzureMapsSamples
- Developer Forums: https://aka.ms/AzureMapsForums
- Videos: https://aka.ms/AzureMapsVideos
- Blog: https://aka.ms/AzureMapsBlog
- Azure Maps Feedback (UserVoice): https://aka.ms/AzureMapsFeedback