From the URL generated in the Bing Static Map Maker mentioned in the original post, it doesn’t seem to use navteqna nor navteqeu, so I don’t think this real-time traffic image tile will be impacted.
@Shai_Dotan, that is actually a pretty cool idea. But unfortunately, based on my quick research, shared location is not available through Google Map API at this moment, and I don’t think Bing even has the location sharing feature though. I will take another look later if this can be achieved in different way then.
Hi @steinauf, can you take a screenshot of the Bing static map link generator page and the link you created and send them to me over message so you don’t expose your API key. I can take a look for you when I have a chance.
@Tedis_Agolli has shared another traffic related solution using Google API to get estimated commute time that can be displayed as a image in the dashboard. See below for details, and that’s pretty cool.
@James Man this is great, I’ve been wanting something like this for a while so thanks for sharing!! I will get this setup TONIGHT.
I do have a follow up. This can only be used to show a traffic map in a general area and not on a direct route (say morning work commute) correct? Reason I ask is I have been curious about passing “commute time” to smartthings to build automations on but I am not sure this would be able to do that.