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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Building a Traffic Incident App with the TomTom Maps SDK for Android

With TomTom Maps, you can build an Android app with a real-time traffic incident dashboard – you can even display traffic flow and allow users to search for incidents. We'll go over how using RESTful APIs and the TomTom SDK for Android.
Aug 20, 2021·7 mins read
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Build a Traffic Alert Dashboard with the TomTom Traffic API

TomTom’s powerful Traffic API provides a real-time endpoint for traffic-related incidents and traffic flow anywhere in the world. To illustrate the power and ease-of-use of TomTom’s real-time traffic services, we’ll create a seed project for a radio news service’s traffic dashboard incorporating the TomTom Traffic API and SDK into a single HTML file.
Mar 22, 2021·8 mins read

Understanding How TomTom Handles Data Used by the Traffic API

TomTom’s Traffic API gives application developers a simple way to add real-time traffic information to their applications. In this article, we’ll look at the TomTom Traffic API, 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.
Feb 22, 2021·8 mins read
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Real-time BART Commute Mapping, Part 2: Building a Web Map

In a previous article we saw how Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) supplied transit information to applications through APIs and General Transit Feed Specification Real-Time (GTFS-RT) data to grab station locations and train Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) data and use the TomTom Maps SDK to create a real-time commute map.
Oct 06, 2020·14 mins read
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Using TomTom as a Basemap for CARTO Visualization

CARTO is a popular location intelligence platform which allows users to create map visualizations with an easy setup which doesn’t require background programming or cartographic knowledge. It harnesses data science functionality to let users select from popular data tables, or import their own. If you regularly create projects for web and/or mobile platforms with TomTom, you can use TomTom maps as a basemap within the CARTO platform itself to keep your projects and visualizations consistent.
May 28, 2020·7 mins read
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Real-time BART Commute Mapping with GTFS-RT Data

If you're a train or bus commuter, knowing the real-time location and time to arrival of the next ride are crucial data points. The Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) provides open train information in the real-time GTFS-RT format. In this article we'll examine the data BART provides, then we'll use public BART APIs and the TomTom Maps SDK to create a real-time commute map.
Mar 06, 2020·7 mins read

What is Batch Routing and Matrix Routing?

Routing is the simple task of finding a path from one point to another. TomTom's Routing API also provides batch and matrix routing tools that enable more complex scenarios such as generation large batches of routes at one time or evaluation complex matrices of possible origins and destinations. We'll explain how these options work.
Aug 13, 2019·7 mins read

What is Routing?

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.
Aug 10, 2019·6 mins read
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