Bing Maps

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Bing Maps

The Bing Maps service of Microsoft may be accessed to provide basemap images (aerial photos and road map images) at no cost to the user. These maps are typically of higher quality than the comparable maps available through ArcGIS Online. EnviroInsite will generate the URL strings necessary to access the Bing Maps basemap image. The map boundaries are specified internally in latitude-longitude. EnviroInsite will automatically transform received images to display in the current coordinate system in EnviroInsite when the map is accessed.


Note: Prior versions of EnviroInsite required a license to be obtained by the user from a third party. The user no longer needs to obtain a license from any third party.


To insert a Bing Maps image, select a tab containing a plan view and select Insert> Bing Maps from the main menu.  


Map Style – Select from one of the following map styles:




Aerial imagery

Aerial w/ Roads

Aerial imagery with a road overlay

Aerial w/ Roads On-Demand

Aerial imagery with on-demand road overlay

Canvas Dark

A dark version of the road maps

Canvas Light

A lighter version of the road maps (also has some of the details, such as hill shading, disabled)

Canvas Gray

A gray-scale version of the road maps


Roads without additional imagery


% Transparent – Set image transparency as a percentage, where 0% is entirely opaque.

Bilinear Interpolation – When selected, sets the destination pixel color as mix of source pixel colors. Otherwise, sets the destination pixel color to the color of the nearest source pixel.

Large Labels – Select to include high-resolution labels.

Box Limits – Specify the easting-northing map limits in the current coordinate system.

Elevation – Specify the elevation at which the image should be placed.