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How to copy and paste embedded bing maps

Updated April 17, 2017

Bing, a Microsoft search engine, allows users to enter a location, map it and embed the map image in a website. This process works for both Windows and Mac users. You cannot simply copy and paste the map image itself, but you can copy the map by obtaining the source code of the map image. Bing openly shares the source code for any map it generates so users can embed the map image.

Open your Internet browser and go to the Bing Maps home page.

Type the location you would like to map in the search bar.

Click the map when the results appear and zoom in or out until the field of view shows the area you want to copy.

Click the "Share" icon in the lower-left corner of your screen. The icon is a picture of an envelope.

Copy the code that appears under the heading "Embed in a Web Page" by highlighting the text and pressing "Ctrl" + "V."

Paste the code in an HTML code editor to embed the map in your Web page.

Tip

If you are dissatisfied with the map once you generate the code, click "Customize and Preview." When you have adjusted the settings to your liking, click "Generate Code."

Things You'll Need

  • HTML code editor
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Sean Hill has been writing professionally since 2006. He writes about legal and engineering topics for eHow and Answerbag. He is pursuing a Juris Doctor at the University of Texas, and he holds a Bachelor of Engineering in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University.