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What is Online Maps?

Online Maps is a a suite of web services designed for developers to create web and mobile applications around mapping. These web services can be used via REST-like APIs:

  • Raster - provides map images of the TomTom high quality world map in raster graphics formats (png or jpg). Map images are tiles available in 19 zoom levels. You can use the images provided in the Online Maps Raster Tile API response to display maps in your own web or mobile application.
  • Vector - provides map images in vector format. You can use the images provided in the Online Maps Vector Tile API 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 go here.

Getting Started

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

Common use-cases you can implement

  • Display a map of the whole world with zooming and panning.
  • Display a map of a specific country.
  • Display a map at the given location and show its detailed surroundings.

Feature List

The main features comprising this web service are:

  • Raster
    • Attractive raster street map images
    • Pre-rendered at 19 zoom levels, ranging from one global tile down to 153m x 153m 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 21 zoom levels, ranging from one global tile down to 38m x 38m detailed map images
    • Each image is corresponding 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