TomTom Developers: February 2021 Content Roundup

Ruanna Owens
Mar 2, 2021 • Last edit on Sep 20, 20225 min read

Happy 2021, TomTom Developers! We hope you’ve had a great start to the new year. For a recap of blogs and YouTube videos that you may have missed in February, and a preview of a few events that we’ll be participating in in March, keep reading.

TomTom Developer Blogs

We spent January doing some early spring cleaning – going back and updating some of our older blogs to make sure they are up to date for our readers. In February, we resumed our regular publishing cadence across a variety of topics. Whether you’re new to TomTom’s Maps APIs and want to learn how to get started, eager to create a new side project using TomTom with Vue 3 or ArcGIS, or just want to learn a little about the people behind the products, we hope there’s something interesting and useful here for everyone.

Using TomTom Maps with Vue 3

In this article, we demonstrate how to integrate TomTom Maps into a Vue 3 application, opening up a host of mapping options to take your app to the next level.

Creating a Map with the TomTom Map Styler: Step by Step

Digital maps are not one-size-fits-all. In order to create an effective map, it’s important to consider how your user will interact with your map and make design choices that best facilitate their experience. Learn how to create a map step-by-step in this tutorial.

TomTom Mapmakers: Meet Kasia Kaczmarek, Product Manager, Maps SDK

Introducing the TomTom Mapmakers series, where we interview our product owners, designers, and developers once a month. In the first article of the series, we took the time to speak with Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Product Manager for the TomTom Maps SDK for Web, Android, and iOS.


9 Easy Ways to Use Maps in your Apps

Creating and customizing maps with TomTom has never been easier, no matter your skill level or preferred language. For this article, we compiled a list of nine simple, yet incredibly powerful capabilities of TomTom’s Maps SDK for both developers and designers. The examples used are supported in a number of languages — Java, JavaScript, and Swift — and translate easily to your language of choice.

Understanding How TomTom Handles Data Used by the Traffic API

We dive into the TomTom Traffic API and look at what data TomTom collects to operate the API services, how TomTom collects and protects the data, and how that data is used to provide accurate traffic information needed for Traffic API responses, as well as for other TomTom services such as the Routing API.

How to Incorporate ArcGIS Data into TomTom Maps

In this article, we'll cover a simple approach to rendering publicly-available ArcGIS GeoJSON data on a browser-based TomTom map.


TomTom Developers YouTube Videos

Developer Advocate Jose Jose Rojas has been busy at work adding both bite-size and long-form video tutorials on all things TomTom Maps APIs. Check out some of the most recent tutorials from the start of the new year here:

The New TomTom Geofences Creator

The Geofences Creator is a tool to create geometrical shapes or fences related to your tracking application or project using the TomTom Geofencing API and now lives inside the Developer Portal. Learn all about it in this video.

New SDK for Web v6

Learn about the updates to the latest version of our SDK for Web v6, including: a POI layer for a richer map display, single style file for defining the look & feel of the display in a convenient way, POI Photos and Details for providing more information about places, and much more.

How to Build a Service Delivery App – Pt. 1

In this video we go over the TomTom Maps APIs needed to build a simple service delivery application. Learn how to accept an order, add the optimal route, and notify the customer and the delivery center when the driver is close to its destination.

How is Traffic Information Built for the TomTom Maps APIs?

In this Q&A with Jonathan Americo, Product Marketing Manager for the TomTom Traffic APIs, learn more about the process of acquiring data to create our historical and real-time traffic information.

SearchBox with Autocomplete Plugin in JavaScript

The SearchBox plugin is an alternative for your POI and addresses search engine that you can add quickly in your application – one that doesn't track you or sell your private information.

Upcoming Events in March

ESRI Ireland

On March 10 at 4:00pm CET/5:00pm GMT, learn all about Using Transportation Data in your ArcGIS Mapping & Analysis with Jeroen Brouwer. Click here to register for the event.

MOVE America

On March 17 and 18, you can catch MOVE America Virtual – an online event focused on solving the mobility challenge and shaping the future of transportation in America. We will be speaking at two different sessions:

On March 17 from 11:20PM-12:20PM PST TomTom will be hosting a roundtable discussion on ETA & On-demand - How Can we Make it Work? with Anna Borbotko, Dosanna Wu, Sander Pluimers, & Priya Agit.

On March 17 at 2:50PM PST, Product Marketing Manager Dosanna Wu will be speaking on How ETAs Work, and the Tools You Can Use to Master it.

Learn more about the event and sign up to attend here.

Transport India

Transport India Expo 2021 is India's largest trade expo and exhibition, showcasing smart technology and solutions in electric mobility. Check out the Keynote: Ridesharing with EVs with Vinod Kumar on March 25 at 12:15PM IST/8:45AM CEST, or the talk Adoption of New Technologies for Safer Roads also on March 25 at 3:30PM IST/12:00PM CEST with Parag Bedarkar. You can register for the event here.

Stay Connected

Make sure to connect with us in the Developer Forum and share what you’ve been working on, and follow us on Twitter, Twitch, and YouTube to see what’s coming up next this month.


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