Which BING-license is needed for commercial use of RadMap(BING-provider)

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  1. Steffen
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    Posted 07 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hi,

    searching the internet I found following statement:

    Q: Can I use Bing Maps (Virtual Earth) within a Windows Forms or WPF Desktop Application?

    A: As far as Licensing, you’ll need to contact Microsoft. The “Microsoft Virtual Earth Platform API Terms of Use” doesn’t really cover this specific usage scenario.

    Microsoft doesn’t have a Window Forms or WPF control that you can just drag onto a Window, but you could access the Web Service from your application or display the JavaScript Map Control within an embedded WebBrowser control.


    (http://pietschsoft.com/post/2009/06/02/Bing-Maps-for-Enterprise-Virtual-Earth-Licensing-FAQ-Questions.aspx)

    Do I really have to contact Microsoft for using RadMap or do you already know which licensing-model is needed for commercial use of your control?

    Best Regards
    Steffen


  2. Ves
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    Posted 12 May 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Steffen,

    In order to use BingMapProvider you will need a Bing Maps Key. Please, find the details in this article. Then, you can use it as shown in this help topic.

    Kind regards,
    Ves
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  4. Tony Ser
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    Posted 23 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    I am wondering the same thing.

    So essentially we have to abide by the terms of use outlined by MS (http://www.microsoft.com/maps/product/terms.html) in order to use the RadMap, correct?  In other words:

    (ii)  Commercial, Non-Commercial or Government use:  If you would like to develop or host an Application that is designed to access and use the service for commercial, non-commercial or government use, provided that such use is not educational or non-profit as defined under Section 2(i), and your Application and content will be available publically without restriction (for example, login or password must not be required) you may do so without entering into a MWS/BM agreement or licensing the service through Microsoft Volume Licensing by complying with the following terms: 

    Which pretty much rules out our application given we are user based and have a login.

    Is this correct?

  5. Andrey
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    Posted 25 Jun 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Tony Ser,

    It looks like you should entering into a MWS/BM agreement or licensing the service through Microsoft Volume Licensing for commercial use of the RadMap control with BING map services.

    Kind regards,
    Andrey Murzov
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