Fei Yang


I'm investigating browser based map options forof a new application.
As I noticed, both google maps and yahoo! maps need kind of key or application id to use the javascript API. I'm just wondering if it's essential to have such a key or id to use Virtual Earth control javascript API if yes, where can I apply for it

Thanks,
Fei




Re: Newbie question

Dario Aznar


Hi Fei,

no, you don't need to register for such a key. You just have to put the refererence <script src="http://dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/v3/mapcontrol.js"></script> (it is for version 3, i think that for version 4 is v4 though not sure) inside your <head></head> tags.

Dario






Re: Newbie question

SoulSolutions

Its a little hard to find but all the terms of use are here:

http://www.microsoft.com/virtualearth/products/webservice/howtobuy.mspx

John.







Re: Newbie question

Derek Chan

Fei Yang wrote:
I'm investigating browser based map options forof a new application.
As I noticed, both google maps and yahoo! maps need kind of key or application id to use the javascript API. I'm just wondering if it's essential to have such a key or id to use Virtual Earth control javascript API if yes, where can I apply for it

Thanks,
Fei


Use the interactive SDK to help you learn VE

http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk/




Re: Newbie question

Fei Yang

SoulSolutions wrote:

Its a little hard to find but all the terms of use are here:

http://www.microsoft.com/virtualearth/products/webservice/howtobuy.mspx

John.



Does that mean I have to pay to use http://dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/v4/mapcontrol.js in my web application






Re: Newbie question

SoulSolutions

The basic idea is if your site is non-commercial (that is you don't make money from it) and you use less then 100,000 "transactions" (a large amount so don't worry about it either) you can use the API for free. Find lots of info here and on the community site http://viavirtualearth.com

Now if you are going to make money from it or its going to be a massive site then you need to talk to MS licensing.

John.