5 Cool Ways to Use Maps APIs

APIs are designed to help developers build applications easier and faster, and SDKs help speed up the process by turning some of the most complex APIs into even easier-to-use functions. We’ll take a look at some of the most interesting ideas we see the TomTom Maps SDK for Web being used for and how to implement them.
Apr 12, 2023 · 9 min read
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Migrating from Mapbox GL JS to TomTom Maps SDK for Web

If you're building a website that needs mapping and location capabilities, the TomTom Maps SDK for Web provides powerful, easy-to-implement traffic, routing, and search capabilities. Even if you've started an app on a different platform, it's easy to migrate to the TomTom Maps SDK. We'll show you how to migrate an existing MapBox GL JS app to use TomTom APIs in just a few minutes.
Jul 16, 2020·12 mins read

Location History API Service Basics

TomTom Location History API services offer the ability to build applications based on object location histories. The Location History service can potentially be used for managing vehicle fleets, handling optimal taxi pickup locations, and for delivering on-demand services. This article introduces you to some of the concepts behind location history services and provides an overview of the services and endpoints provided by the Location History APIs.
Jul 08, 2020·7 mins read

Top 5 Uses of Mapping in Academic Research

Capturing and displaying complex geographical and statistical information on maps is crucial to many researchers. Once upon a time, you'd have to manually capture location information, and needed specialized software to crunch data and create digital maps. Today, TomTom location APIs and SDKs and a little programming knowledge make sophisticated mapping applications available to anyone. In this article we'll examine five ways mapping can be used to further academic research, highlighting examples in each case that can be made easier with TomTom mapping products.
Jul 02, 2020·7 mins read

10 Projects and Skills That Will Make You a Better Developer

Give your resume an upgrade – no, we’re not talking about design or the experience, we’re tackling that skills section. One of the best ways to impress an employer? Show that you are continuously learning new skills or tackling personal projects that help you professionally. Here are 10 project ideas and new skills to learn within the next 30-60 days that will up your programming game and impress your next company.
Jun 23, 2020·8 mins read
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Getting Started with the TomTom Geofencing Service

Geofencing involves defining an area with a virtual "fence" boundary, then tracking device locations to determine whether they’re inside or outside a geofenced area. TomTom provides a Geofencing service that provides APIs for creating and managing geofencing projects, objects to be tracked, and defining the geofences themselves. In this article we'll take a look at the TomTom Geofencing service from a developer's point of view, covering the elements of the service and APIs.
Jun 18, 2020·10 mins read
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Using the TomTom Maps SDK with Angular and TypeScript

The TomTom Maps SDK makes adding maps to web apps easy. Angular, the popular web application framework, takes much of the pain out of creating data driven websites. And it's simple to use the Maps SDK for Web with Angular to create data-driven apps.
Jun 18, 2020·9 mins read

TomTom Supports the European Startup Prize for Mobility

The European Startup Prize for Mobility (EUSP) is a leading public-private initiative, co-founded by the European Parliament’s Transportation and Tourism Committee. It aims to support innovation in order to shape a new landscape for sustainable mobility in Europe and around the world. TomTom has offered 1 million Maps API credits to the top 50 finalists to help build their mobility solutions.
Jun 11, 2020·3 mins read
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Adding EV Routing to a TomTom Web Map: Building the Web Application

Electric vehicles (EVs) are increasingly popular, but have specific routing challenges based on range and charging station availability. In a previous article, we discussed what you need to know about TomTom Search and Routing APIs and the new Long Distance EV Routing service to supply routing and charging information to EV owners. Now we’re going to use those APIs and the TomTom Maps SDK for Web to build the app.
Jun 02, 2020·8 mins read
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