Is there a help document on how to bring BING maps into Bentley Map SS4?
I've added a Video showing the step from generating the Bing Maps Key to creating the Workspace variable and attaching Bing Map using Raster Manager.
With Bing Map terms and conditions, are corporate users allowed to freely print and distribute Bing Map content in drawings?
Is it possible (within terms and conditions) to use one key for all corporate MicroStation users instead of each MicroStation user to create their own Bing Map account?
Bentley went through extensive contract negotiations with Microsoft in order to freely provide Bing Maps content in MicroStation. Including the "bing" logo on all display and print media was part of that agreement. You may freely distribute this content.
We'll have to verify that the Bing Maps Key can be based on the organization, or the individual.
For each organization MSTN user to create a Basic Bing Maps Key (via Bing Maps Dev Center) is really a hassle and there are 125,000 limited free use transactions per key although it is unlikely to go over, assuming MicroStation is an application qualified for free use.
According to Microsoft, this is an individual key. Here are some additional details from the MicroStation Community: Bing Maps in MicroStation
MicroStation CONNECT edition Update 7 includes the capability to use Bing Maps as a Background. Provided that the DGN File includes an active Geographic Coordinate System, Raster Manager is not required. However, the capability to attach Bing Maps in Raster manager is still supported, but you no longer need to use the Bing Maps Key.
The Bentley Map CONNECT edition will also include this capability.
I just cannot get Bing Map to load from View Attributes. Nothing happens. I have a coordinate system in the file and it works fine if I use Raster Manager to attach the Bing Maps.
I'm running CE Update 7.
Owner consultant at Surell Consulting AB
We've been looking at a similar issue today Krister. Can you attach the file, or open a Service Request to help troubleshoot the problem?
I've been able to get Bing Maps to work (CONNECT U7) via Raster Manager, but not View Attributes. As we implement severe firewall restrictions (CONNECTION Client wouldn't even work), I've been working with our IT security folks to determine where the issues are. We *did* finally enable CONNECTION Client to function, and we began on working on the View Attributes issue, but then the holidays and other work have redirected my efforts. I had just "assumed" there were additional port issues with the View Attributes and it isn't a high enough priority at the time to warrant additional work. Interesting that it *may* not be an issue on our firewall but rather an issue with the application...
Bruce & Krister,
Were you successful displaying Bing Maps as a MicroStation Background?
Bing Map Background Requirements:
Have not pursued it further. Just tried again (View Attributes) and does not work. I AM logged into CONNECT Services and DO have a GCS active and did set the background to both street and aerial. No success.