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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.
- Register/Sign in to the TomTom Developer Portal.
- Request an evaluation API Key to access this service.
- Read the API documentation and start coding.
- 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.
The main features comprising the Maps API web service are:
- 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.
- 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.