The Bing Maps Platform is powered by multiple data providers and, to ensure it is using the best data, that mix of providers evolves and improves over time. In February of 2019, Microsoft and TomTom announced an expansion of our existing partnership to incorporate all of TomTom’s map and traffic data into a multitude of mapping scenarios across Microsoft Azure and Bing, in addition to powering Azure Maps.
The partnership with TomTom enhances our mapping portfolio, helping us deliver the best mapping experience across multiple platforms. As a result, Bing Maps is switching to TomTom for base map data for regions outside of China, Japan, and South Korea.
We began gradually rolling out the new TomTom base map data to Bing.com users and Microsoft first party products in March 2020. Today, we are starting the migration period for the Bing Maps Platform.
Over the coming months, all Bing Maps Platform customers will be automatically migrated to the new base map data source. Along with this change, Bing Maps customers can rest assured that all the supported functionality, REST APIs and SDKs that are part of the Bing Maps Platform will continue to remain available.
To learn more about the services and solutions that make up the Bing Maps Platform, go to https://www.microsoft.com/maps.
- Bing Maps Team