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Last edit: 2019.03.04

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Purpose

What is the Maps API?

The Maps API is a suite of web services designed for developers to create web and mobile applications around mapping. These web services can be used via RESTful APIs.

The offering includes:

  • Raster: Raster provides map images of the TomTom high-quality world map in raster graphics formats (png or jpg).
    • Map images are tiles available in 23 zoom levels.
    • You can use the images provided in the Maps Raster Tile API endpoint Response to display maps in your own web or mobile application.
  • Vector: Vector provides map images in vector format.
    • You can use the images provided in the Maps Vector Tile API endpoint Response combined with your own custom style to draw them as you like.
    • Vector tiles are fully customizable on the client side: you can switch on/off single layers or change style without sending another Request.

For detailed geographic coverage information, please see TomTom's Market coverage page.

Getting started

  1. Register/Sign in to the TomTom Developer Portal.
  2. Request an evaluation API Key to access this service.
  3. Read the API documentation and start coding.
  4. Consider using the TomTom Maps SDK for Android, for iOS, and for Web.

Common use cases you can implement

Display a map:

  • Of the whole world with zooming and panning.
  • Of a specific country.
  • At the given location, and show its detailed surroundings.

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Features

The main features comprising the Maps API web service are:

Raster
  • Attractive raster street map images.
  • Pre-rendered at 23 zoom levels, ranging from one global tile down to 9.5m x 9.5m detailed map images.
  • Each image is corresponding with a position on an established zoom level grid system used by the WMS-C standard.
  • Multiple shields per road.
  • Country-specific shields for all covered regions.
  • Toll roads marking.
  • All labels displayed in Latin glyphs.
Vector
  • Attractive vector street map images.
  • Served at 23 zoom levels, ranging from one global tile down to 9.5m x 9.5m detailed map images.
  • Each image corresponds with a position on an established zoom level grid system used by the WMS-C standard.
  • Toll roads marking.
  • All labels in country national languages.

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