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What is Search API?

Search API is a RESTful API designed for developers allowing single line fuzzy search for addresses and POIs. Search API assigns a latitude/longitude to a specific address; cross street; geographic feature or point of interest (POI).

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 for Web, for iOS, for Android

Common use-cases you can implement

  • Search for an address, Search for a POI, or a combination of both
  • Search for area, for example
    • "Chinatown"
  • Search in the direction you are heading
  • Search for cross streets, for example
    • "Clay Street Drumm street"
  • Search for a POI near a POI or address, for example
    • "Coffee near XYZ company"
    • "Restaurants on Main Street"
    • "ATMs near AMC Theater"
    • "Parking near 1234 Main Street"

Feature List

  • Fuzzy search, with optional
    • Typeahead
    • Fuzzines level setting
  • Freetext and structured geocoding
  • POI search
  • POI category search
  • Routed search DEPRECATED
  • Geometry search, with
    • Point and radius
    • Boundingbox
  • Mature ranking, with
    • Landmarks