The Azure Maps Web SDK migration guide

Thank you for choosing the Azure Maps Web SDK for your mapping needs. This migration guide helps you transition from v1 and v2 to v3, allowing you to take advantage of the latest features and enhancements.

Understand the changes

Before you start the migration process, it's important to familiarize yourself with the key changes and improvements introduced in Web SDK v3. Review the release notes to grasp the scope of the new features.

Updating the Web SDK version


If you're using CDN (content delivery network), update the references to the v3 stylesheet and JavaScript in the head element of your HTML files.


<link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css" />
<script src=""></script>


<link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css" />
<script src=""></script>


<link rel="stylesheet" href="" type="text/css" />
<script src=""></script>


If you're using npm, update to the latest Azure Maps control by running the following command:

npm install azure-maps-control@latest

Review authentication methods (optional)

To enhance security, more authentication methods are included in the Web SDK starting in v2. The new methods include Microsoft Entra authentication and Shared Key Authentication. For more information about Azure Maps web application security, see Manage Authentication in Azure Maps.


Comprehensive testing is essential during migration. Conduct thorough testing of your application's functionality, performance, and user experience in different browsers and devices.

Gradual Rollout

Consider a gradual rollout strategy for the updated version. Release the migrated version to a smaller group of users or in a controlled environment before making it available to your entire user base.

By following these steps and considering best practices, you can successfully migrate your application from Azure Maps Web SDK v1 and v2 to v3. Embrace the new capabilities and improvements offered by the latest version while ensuring a smooth and seamless transition for your users. For more information, see Azure Maps Web SDK best practices.

Next steps

Learn how to add maps to web and mobile applications using the Map Control client-side JavaScript library in Azure Maps: