Raster service

Service version: 1
Last edit: 2022.07.15

Purpose

The Map Display API Raster web services suite offers the following service endpoints:

Map Tile

The Map Display API Raster Map Tile endpoint renders map data that is divided into gridded sections called tiles.

Satellite Tile

The Map Display API Raster Satellite Tile endpoint provides satellite map data that is divided into gridded sections called tiles.

WMS

This is the TomTom Web Map Service (WMS) implementation.

WMTS

The Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) is the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)'s standard for delivering rectangular map tiles via RESTful web services.

Static Image

The Static Image service renders a user-defined, rectangular image containing a map section.


Map Tile

TomTom's global digital map content comprises a large volume of data, and to efficiently transmit map images for display over the internet to multiple users simultaneously, the data are divided in to gridded sections called tiles.

  • The tiles are rendered at various sizes and available at 23 different zoom levels, ranging from 0 to 22.
  • For zoom level 0, the entire earth is displayed on one single tile, while at zoom level 22, the world is divided into 244 tiles.

Satellite Tile

TomTom's global digital map content comprises a large volume of data, and to efficiently transmit satellite map images for display over the Internet simultaneously to multiple users, the data are divided into gridded sections called tiles.

  • The tiles are available at 20 different zoom levels, ranging from 0 to 19.
  • For zoom level 0, the entire earth is displayed on one single tile, while at zoom level 19, the world is divided into 238 tiles.

WMS

This API is suitable for GIS software clients such as ArcGIS and Quantum GIS that manage the interaction with WMS services itself. The following two mandatory operations defined for WMS 1.1.1 are provided:

  • GetCapabilities: The purpose of this operation is to obtain service metadata, which is a human-readable description of the server information content and acceptable request parameter values.
  • GetMap: Produces a map within a given bounding box.

WMTS

Only a single operation defined by the 1.0.0 version of the WMTS standard is provided - GetCapabilities. It allows clients to receive a metadata resource that describes the abilities of the specific server implementation.

Static Image

The Static Image service renders a user-defined, rectangular image, containing a map section. The map images can be generated at various sizes and allow zoom levels ranging from 0 to 22.