Create your first route finding app with Azure Maps

Azure IoT
Azure Maps

Learn about writing code to interact with Azure Maps. Develop and test a fun app to find the best route for a truck, car, or bicycle. The route is from the west coast of the USA, to the east coast. You will see how routes change based on vehicle. And, for trucks, how routes vary if the contents are hazardous. You will get the chance to add in your own locations.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Create a free Azure Maps account
  • Create an HTML and JavaScript app, for cross-country route finding, using Visual Studio Code
  • Learn about route finding, map layers, hazardous materials, and integrating maps into your apps


  • An introductory knowledge of the purpose of Azure Maps
  • Ability to navigate the Azure portal
  • Ability to use HTML, and JavaScript, at the beginner level
  • Experience using Visual Studio Code, at the beginner level