Welcome to the Microsoft Road Detect test web site. This site is an Azure service that runs code to detect roads in Bing Aerial Imagery.
Two routines are exposed. One for detecting roads and one for
Detect: get /DetectRoad.svc/detect/?pt1=lat,lon
This API will detect the road which stretches between the two supplied points within the given bounding box. The points should be on the road since the algorithm uses color
to find the road.
The response is a set of nodes and ways specfied as
Explore: get /DetectRoad.svc/explore/?pt1=lat,lon
his API will first run the Detect function, then it will check each node
to see if it is a junction with another road, and will look for new roads
intersecting the junctions, thus creating a network of data. This output
is typically not as precise as the output from the Detect interface.
The response is a set of nodes and ways specfied as an
You can test detect below by filling in the parameters and clicking 'Go'. The
response will be shown below.