How to access Azure Maps in Australia

Barnes Daniel 1 Reputation point

I am trying to setup Azure Maps on my subscription in Australia East region.

When I attempt to create the Azure Maps Resource in Azure, I get the following error.

{"code":"LocationNotAvailableForResourceType","message":"The provided location 'australiaeast' is not available for resource type 'Microsoft.Maps/accounts'. List of available regions for the resource type is 'westcentralus,global,westus2,eastus,westeurope,northeurope'."}

Is Azure Maps permitted in Australia? Or is it limited only to these specific Azure regions?

According to this Microsoft PDF it is "Non Regional"

but that doesn't seem to be the case for me.


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An Azure service that provides geospatial APIs to add maps, spatial analytics, and mobility solutions to apps.
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  1. rbrundritt 16,461 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Azure Maps is a global load balanced service and not one you deploy to a specific region. Create the resource in any of the regions westcentralus, global, westus2, eastus, westeurope, northeurope. Note that you aren't deploying a copy of Azure Maps into your subscription / specific area/region.

    When someone uses your app and a request is made to Azure Maps, the request is routed to the nearest Azure endpoint to the user. So, you can set it up in eastus but when you use it, the requests will flow through an Azure datacenter in Australia. But is someone in the UK uses your app, their request will likely flow through the Azure data center in Dublin Ireland.

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