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Decoded

August
06
How do you take a round object and display it accurately on a flat surface? TomTom's location services employ a Spherical Mercator projection of the earth's surface to create the underlying map representation used by the services. The map data is further delineated by zoom levels and tile grids that provide the exact visual representation you need to display a map.
Decoded

August
02
With location services you can retrieve your current location, the location of a place you are trying to find and the turn-by-turn directions to get there. Providing directions between two or more locations is routing. We’ll show you how that works with TomTom’s Routing API.
Build Different

July
29
We conclude our series of articles on creating a WordPress Plugin that use the TomTom Maps and Search APIs, adding the final touch to our plugin: intelligent routing that helps a site user generate driving directions to guide them from their present location to their chosen store location. Moreover, they'll be smart directions based on current traffic conditions.
Build Different

July
25
In the fourth installment of our WordPress Plugin series we'll develop the public side of the Wordpress Plugin — the map that appears on the website itself — along with a Wordpress shortcode that lets site administrators embed the Plugin's map into any web page quickly and easily.
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July
22
TomTom Live Traffic continuously monitors traffic flow and traffic incidents, and this information can be combined with TomTom's mapping and routing services to provide better routes and real-time traffic visualizations.
Build Different

July
08
In the third installment of our WordPress Plugin series we'll build the Plugin admin components that take store addresses, convert them to coordinates with the Search API, and save the location data to a database.
Build Different

July
03
In the second installment of our WordPress Plugin series we'll walk through creating the administrator-facing interface of the Plugin, saving our TomTom developer API key as a Plugin setting, and displaying a map in the Plugin admin panel.
Decoded

June
25
One of the most important mapping concepts you'll need to understand is "geocoding," or converting between user-readable location descriptions and computer-readable coordinates. This article explains the process of geocoding and provides some examples.
Build Different

June
19
Connecting your online presence to your stores, offices, or events in the physical world is easy with TomTom location technologies. Using the WordPress web publishing platform, we’ll start creating a WordPress Plugin that use the TomTom Maps and Search APIs to display a map on the website and for geocoding store addresses as map locations.
Build Different

June
17
Have you ever wondered if your taxi driver was taking the fastest route? Well, we sure have, and we put it to the test. This blog goes over how to track the fastest route you should take to get to your final destination using TomTom Maps APIS, Kaggle and Folium.