Previously, you required a Microsoft Bing authentication key to attach Microsoft Bing Maps as rasters. In Update 7, this is no longer required. If you are a CONNECTED User, you can display the Microsoft Bing Maps imagery from the View Attributes dialog itself. Another reason to get CONNECTED
The technology is based on that developed for ConceptStation in the DgnDb/iModel environment, adapted for use in PowerPlatform. Currently, we are planning on using Microsoft Bing maps for the background data, but the software architecture is such that we could use other providers, such as MapBox or HERE, if that proves desirable.
Let us see how this works. Just sign in from the CONNECTION Client and attach a Geographic Coordinate System (GCS) to your 2D or 3D design model. In the View Attributes dialog, you will see a new section called Background Map.
To view the Bing Map imagery, from the Background Map drop-down, select one of the following options:
The Elevation Offset field defines the distance above or below the Z=0 plane at which the background data is drawn. The default of -1.0 works well for 2D data. For 3D data, it depends on the elevation of the data in the model.
The Transparency option is provided to set the transparency of the background data.
A sample background map below.
Few more things to know –
Finally, when a background map is being displayed in any view, the right click menu has an entry to display the imagery providers: