Public Preview of Azure Location Based Services

Microsoft have announced the Public Preview availability of Azure Location Based Services (LBS) – a portfolio of geospatial service APIs natively integrated into Azure.

The APIs allow developers to create location aware apps and IoT, mobility, logistics and asset tracking solutions with the current portfolio comprising five main services covering Map Rendering, Routing, Search, Time Zones and Traffic.

Each service has a unique set of capabilities built on top of the base map data developed in accordance with Azure standards making it easy to work interoperable between the services.

Being fully hosted and integrated into the Azure cloud, LBS services are compliant with all Azure fundamentals for privacy, usability, global readiness, accessibility and localisation.

Full details can be found on the Microsoft Azure Blog.

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