Bentley Map SS4 Bing Maps

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?


  • Bruce,

    Bing Maps was first introduced into MicroStation in V8i (SELECTseries 3) version Update 2, in June, 2014.  If your (SELECTseries 3) version is older than that, the technology will not be included, and you won't see the Bing Maps menu item in Raster Manager.  So if this is the case, it won't matter if you've created a Key and included it in the Variable or not.

    Your MicroStation license includes the use of Bing Maps, provided that you agreed to the terms in the MicroStation EULA.  You do not need an additional agreement with Microsoft in order to use Bing Maps in MicroStation. I would defer to MicroStation Product Management for specific answers to questions included in those contract negotiations.  Contact your Bentley Account Manager for more information in that regard. 

    If you are using Bing Maps outside of MicroStation, then these comments would not apply.

    Mathieu St-Pierre has some additional comments regarding using Bing Maps in the CONNECT edition on this Forum post.

  • 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.

    Any ideas?


    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:

    1. User must be logged-in to CONNECT Services
    2. DGN File must have an active Geographic Coordinate System
    3. Background Map Type must be set to Street Map, Aerial, or Hybrid

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