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Welcome to the CDXZipStream July 2016 Newsletter


We have a new tutorial showing the steps required to obtain a free Bing Maps key from the Microsoft website.  We also review some useful features of the account area of our website, covering account settings, printable receipts, maintenance subscriptions and more.


You can also read our latest blog article here: Geographic Access Analysis - Customized for You 

New Tutorial - Getting the Free Bing Maps Key


In our last newsletter we described the steps for getting either a free Bing Maps key from Microsoft, or an enterprise key for purchase from OnTerra Systems, a Microsoft reseller.  Bing Maps keys are required when using the CDXZipStream functions CDXRouteBing and CDXLocateBing, which perform driving and route calculations, geocode and reverse geocode, verify address data and look up postal codes.


Fortunately it's very easy to create a free key from the Microsoft website.  In response to the many questions we receive on this topic, here is a short tutorial showing how it's done:

How to Get a Free Bing Maps Key


As described in the video, when creating a key you will need to fill out a short form requesting the application name, application URL (optional), key type and application type.  This form is primarily for data collection purposes and will not impact how the key works.


The video also shows how to enter the key into CDXZipStream.


As an aside, video tutorials for our products are accessible from the "Support" areas of as well as on our YouTube Channel.  Please consider subscribing to our channel to keep up-to-date with the latest tutorials.


Using Your Account on


Our relatively new website design includes some features to the account area we hope you find useful.


1. Username and password retrieval: Can't find your account credentials?  Get both your username and password now using links in the login area.


2.  Receipt printing:  View and print a receipt for any purchase you've made from the website, using the "Order History" option under "Your Account"


3.  Account editing: You can now easily edit information associated with your account.  You can transfer the software license to another email address, modify billing and other address information, and change the website idle timeout.  Use the "Account Settings" option under "Your Account".  


4. Data Updating: From the "Download Data Updates" area for 64-bit CDXZipStream, you can find out how much time is left on your database subscription(s).  You can also download databases from here, although this is best done from the CDXZipStream commandbar in Excel if you own the newer 64-bit version of the software.  The latest version of the Geographic Access Analysis Template is also available for download if you currently own it.


You can login into your account with the username and password you received in the email that accompanied your purchase.  As mentioned above, if you cannot locate these, you can always retrieve them using the links provided in the login area.


Latest Data Updates


Canadian and U.S. data feeds of CDXZipStream were updated as of July 26.  There were 78 changes made to the U.S. database this month.  If you would like to update your database to reflect these changes, select the "Account" option on the CDXZipStream commandbar and click on "Check for Available Database Updates".  You can then update each database as required. 


CDXZipStream updates are a part of the one-year software maintenance subscription included with your purchase.  If you would like to extend your subscription, please sign in to the CDX Technologies website and from the account area for CDXZipStream, select "Buy Data Update".


As always we hope you find the information here helpful for you and your organization.  You can contact us with your feedback and suggestions by replying to this email.


The Team at CDX Technologies 

July 2016



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In This Issue 


New Tutorial - Getting the Free Bing Maps Key


Using Your Account on


Data Updates