Geo-location Online Map Feature Discontinued in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2014
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Due to an upgrade of Bing Maps, support is ending for the Online Map Data feature for Autodesk AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2014-based products.
As of June 30, 2017, Microsoft stopped offering version 7 of Bing Maps, which is used to drive the Geo-location Online Map Data feature in AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2014.
If you have version 2014, you will need to upgrade to a newer version of your AutoCAD-based product if you want to use the feature. Product versions 2015 and later can continue to use the feature by updating to the latest version of Bing Maps.
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