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SAS and Bing Maps API

Here is a method for using SAS and Bing Maps:

Signed up for a key on Bing Maps API. Create a basic key and copy it somewhere. I will demonstrate it in the SAS code as [BINGKEY] since I cannot share mine publicly:
Use the following code: %let z1=47.64054;
%let z2=-122.12934;

filename x url ",&z2.?o=xml&BINGKEY";
filename z "c:\temp\BingMap.xml";

data _null_;
infile x ;
file z ;
put _INFILE_;

Parse the xml that is produced as needed. You can also output it as JSON if you change the word xml in the URL to json.