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Routed Search (Deprecated)

 

Service version: 2
Last edited: 2019.07.09

Deprecation notice

May 1, 2018:

  • The Routed Search endpoint has been deprecated.
  • This endpoint will be withdrawn following a 12 month deprecation period.
  • The planned withdrawal date is May 1, 2019.
  • Following withdrawal, requests to this endpoint will receive an HTTP 404 error in response.

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Purpose

The Routed Search endpoint allows you to perform a free-form search from any location with a given heading. Results will contain information regarding the:

  • drive distance
  • drive time

Run this endpoint

You can easily run this and other endpoints.

  1. Go to the TomTom API Explorer page.
  2. Click an endpoint.
    1. Click Try it out.
    2. Enter/select all required parameter values and any optional parameter values.
    3. At the bottom of the form, click Execute.
  3. Review the Response.

Request data

HTTPS Method: GET

URL format

For ease of viewing and identification:

  • Constants and parameters enclosed in angle brackets (< >) must be replaced with their values.
  • See the following Request parameters section with the Required and Optional parameters tables for these values.
https://<baseURL>/search/<versionNumber>/routedSearch/<query>/<position>/<heading>.<ext>?key=<Your_API_Key>&[typeahead=<typeahead>]&[limit=<limit>]&[multiplier=<multiplier>]&[routingTimeout=<routingTimeout>]&[language=<language>]&[idxSet=<idxSet>]&[extendedPostalCodesFor=<extendedPostalCodesFor>]

curl command format

curl 'https://<baseURL>/search/<versionNumber>/routedSearch/<query>/<position>/<heading>.<ext>?key=<Your_API_Key>&[typeahead=<typeahead>]&[limit=<limit>]&[multiplier=<multiplier>]&[routingTimeout=<routingTimeout>]&[language=<language>]&[idxSet=<idxSet>]&[extendedPostalCodesFor=<extendedPostalCodesFor>]'

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Request parameters

The following table describes the parameters that can be used in a Request.

  • Required parameters must be used or the call will fail.
  • Optional parameters, which are highlighted with [square brackets], may be used.
  • If there is a default value that will be assumed when an optional parameter is not used, it is shown in the table.
  • The order of request parameters is not important.
Required parameters
Parameter Description
baseURL
string
The base URL for calling the API.
Value: api.tomtom.com
versionNumber
string
The service version.
Value: The current value is 2.
query
string
The query string.

  • Must be properly URL encoded.
  • You can provide latitude and longitude coordinates directly in the query. For more details, see the: Additional Data page.

Value: A query string.

position
string (Position)
Lat/Lon
Value: Example: 37.819722,-122.478611
heading
decimal
A direction that a person or vehicle is facing, usually similar to its course. Degrees are measured clockwise from the north.
Value: A direction degree.
ext
string
A valid Response format.
Values: JSON, JSONP, JS, or XML
key
string
An API Key valid for the requested service.
Value: Your valid API Key.
Optional parameters
Parameter Description
[typeahead]
boolean
If the typeahead flag is set:

  • The query will be interpreted as a partial input.
  • The search will enter predictive mode.

Default value: false

[limit]
integer
Maximum number of responses that will be returned.
Default value: 10
Maximum value: 100
[multiplier]
integer
Multiplies the limit by N to gather more candidate POIs.

  • These will be sorted by drive distance.
  • Only the top candidates will be returned according to the limit.

Default value: 2

[routingTimeout]
integer (milliseconds)
Only returns results from the routing engine within this limit.
Default value: 4000
[language]
string
Language in which search results should be returned.

  • Should be one of the TomTom supported IETF language tags, case insensitive.
  • When data in specified language is not available for a specific field, the default langauge is used.

Value: A TomTom supported IETF language tag.

[extendedPostalCodesFor]
string
Indexes for which extended postal codes should be included in the results.

  • Available values are described in the additional information indexes abbreviation values section.
  • Available indexes are:
    • Addr: Address ranges
    • Geo: Geographies
    • PAD: Point Addresses
    • POI: Points of Interest
    • Str: Streets
    • XStr: Cross Streets (intersections)
  • The value should be a comma-separated list of index types (in any order), or "None" for no indexes.
  • By default, extended postal codes are included for all indexes except Geo.
  • Extended postal code lists for geographies can be quite long, so they have to be explicitly requested when needed.

Usage examples:

  • extendedPostalCodesFor=POI
  • extendedPostalCodesFor=PAD,Addr,Geo
  • extendedPostalCodesFor=None

Extended postal code is returned as the extendedPostalCode property of an address. Availability is region-dependent.
Values: See the preceding list of available indexes.

idxSet
string
The idxSet parameter allows fine tuning Search by specifying which indexes to utilize for the search. The pre-defined indexes are:

  • Addr: Address range interpolation (when there is no PAD)
  • Geo: Geographies
  • PAD: Point Addresses
  • POI: Points of Interest
  • Str: Streets
  • XStr: Cross Streets (intersections)

Usage examples:

  • idxSet=POI (search Points Of Interest only)
  • idxSet=PAD,Addr (search addresses only)

Values: See the preceding list of available indexes.

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Response data

Response body

For illustrative purposes the following example is neatly indented and includes all possible Response fields.

  • Actual Responses are more compact, and the fields present will vary based on the result type and the data available.
  • See the following response field documentation for more information.

When requesting JSON output the Response has the following structure:

{
  "summary": {
    "query": "pizza",
    "queryType": "NON_NEAR",
    "queryTime": 1498,
    "numResults": 10,
    "offset": 0,
    "totalResults": 265482,
    "fuzzyLevel": 1,
    "geoBias": {
      "lat": 36.98844,
      "lon": -121.97483
    }
  },
  "results": []
}

Each element of the results array is in the following format:

{
  "type": "POI",
  "id": "US/POI/p0/9033556",
  "score": 5,
  "dist": 0,
  "info": "search:ta:840061001865142-US",
  "entityType": "Municipality",
  "poi": {
    "name": "Upper Crust Pizza & Pasta",
    "phone": "+(1)-(831)-4762333",
    "url": "www.uppercrustsc.com/",
    "categories": [
      "pizza",
      "restaurant"
    ],
    "classifications": [
      {
        "code": "RESTAURANT",
        "names": [
          {
            "nameLocale": "en-US",
            "name": "pizza"
          },
          {
            "nameLocale": "en-US",
            "name": "restaurant"
          }
        ]
      }
    ]
  },
  "address": {
    "streetNumber": "2501",
    "streetName": "Soquel Dr",
    "municipalitySubdivision": "Santa Cruz, Live Oak",
    "municipality": "Santa Cruz, Live Oak",
    "countrySecondarySubdivision": "Santa Cruz",
    "countryTertiarySubdivision": "Santa Cruz",
    "countrySubdivision": "CA",
    "postalCode": "95065",
    "extendedPostalCode": "950652023",
    "countryCode": "US",
    "country": "United States Of America",
    "countryCodeISO3": "USA",
    "freeformAddress": "2501 Soquel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065",
    "countrySubdivisionName": "California",
    "localName": "Santa Cruz"
  },
  "position": {
    "lat": 36.98844,
    "lon": -121.97483
  },
  "viewport": {
    "topLeftPoint": {
      "lat": 36.98934,
      "lon": -121.97596
    },
    "btmRightPoint": {
      "lat": 36.98754,
      "lon": -121.9737
    }
  },
  "entryPoints": [
    {
      "type": "main",
      "position": {
        "lat": 36.98817,
        "lon": -121.97487
      }
    }
  ],
  "addressRanges": {
    "rangeLeft": "1 - 3",
    "rangeRight": "2 - 12",
    "from": {
      "lat": 51.16561,
      "lon": 19.48489
    },
    "to": {
      "lat": 51.16545,
      "lon": 19.4863
    }
  },
  "dataSources": {
    "chargingAvailability": {
      "id": "442009000132285"
    },
    "geometry": {
      "id": "00004e4c-3100-3c00-0000-0000685e23c7"
    }
  },
  "route": {
    "routeGeometry": [
      "36.98847, -121.97506"
    ],
    "routeInstructions": {
      "list": [
        {
          "Instruction": "Proceed North on Winkle Ave",
          "Point": "36.98847,-121.97506",
          "description": "route maneuver 1",
          "distance": {
            "value": 0,
            "uom": "MI"
          },
          "duration": "P0DT0H0M0S",
          "waitTime": "P0DT0H0M0S",
          "turnAngle": 0,
          "turn": "Proceed",
          "tour": 0
        },
        {
          "Instruction": "Arrive at destination",
          "Point": "36.98847,-121.97506",
          "description": "route maneuver 2",
          "distance": {
            "value": 0,
            "uom": "MI"
          },
          "duration": "P0DT0H0M0S",
          "waitTime": "P0DT0H0M0S",
          "turnAngle": 0,
          "tour": 0,
          "sideOfStreet": "Unknown"
        }
      ],
      "language": "english"
    },
    "routeSummary": {
      "boundingBox": {
        "topLeftPoint": "36.98846999999999, -121.97505999999998",
        "btmRightPoint": "36.98846999999999, -121.97505999999998"
      },
      "totalDistance": {
        "value": 0,
        "uom": "MI"
      },
      "totalTime": "P0DT0H0M0S",
      "totalTravelTime": "P0DT0H0M0S",
      "totalWaitTime": "P0DT0H0M0S"
    }
  }
}

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Response fields

The following tables describe all of the fields that can appear in a Response. Fields are:

  • Listed by the Response section they belong to.
  • In the order that they appear in the Response.
Primary fields
Field Description
summary{}
object
Summary information about the search that was performed.
summary{} object
results[]
array
Result list, sorted in descending order by score.
results[] array
summary{} object
Field Description
query
string
Query as interpreted by the search engine.
queryType
string
Response type. Can be NEARBY or NON_NEAR.
queryTime
integer
Time spent on resolving the query.
numResults
integer
Number of Results in the response.
offset
integer
Starting offset of the returned Results within the full Result set.
totalResults
integer
Total number of Results found.
fuzzyLevel
integer
Maximum fuzzy level required to provide Results.
geoBias
comma separated string composed by lat,lon
Position used to bias the Results:
LatLon double
Example: 37.553,-122.453
results[] array
Field Description
type
string
Type of Result. One of:

  • POI
  • Street
  • Geography
  • Point Address
  • Address Range
  • Cross Street
id
string
Non-stable id for this Result.
score
double
Score of the Result.
A larger score means there is a probability
that a Result meeting the query criteria is higher.
dist
double
Unit: meters. This is the distance to an object if geobias was provided.
info
string
Information about the original data source of the Result.
entityType
string
Optional section.
Only present if type == Geography. One of:

  • Country
  • CountrySubdivision
  • CountrySecondarySubdivision
  • CountryTertiarySubdivision
  • Municipality
  • MunicipalitySubdivision
  • Neighbourhood
  • PostalCodeArea
poi
object
Optional section. Only present if type == POI.
poi{} object
address
object
Structured address for the Result.
address{} object
position
object
Position of the Result:
LatLon double
Example: 37.553,-122.453
viewport
object
A viewport which can be used to display the
Result on a map.
viewport{} object
entrypoints
array
List of entry points of the POI.
entryPoints[] array
addressRanges
object
Address ranges on a street segment.
Available only for Results where the
Result type is equal to "Address Range".
addressRanges{} object
poi{} object
Field Description
name
string
Name of the POI.
phone
string
Telephone number.
url
string
Website URL.
categories
array
Deprecated
The list of POI categories.
Category Codes

  • Deprecated: Use classifications instead.
  • As of May 1, 2018:
    • The Response categories field has been deprecated.
    • It will be withdrawn following a 12 month deprecation period.
    • The planned withdrawal date is May 1, 2019.
classifications
array
The list of POI category classifications.
classifications[] array
classifications[] array
Field Description
code
string
Fixed top level category code. Category Codes
names
array
List of category names with locale code information.
Currently only "en-US" locale is returned.
names[] array
names[] array
Field Description
nameLocale
string
Locale code of this category name.
name
string
Category name in given locale.
address{} object
Field Description
streetNumber
string
The building number on the street.
streetName
string
The street name.
municipalitySubdivision
string
Sub / Super City
municipality
string
City / Town
countrySecondarySubdivision
string
County
countryTertiarySubdivision
string
Named Area
countrySubdivision
string
State or Province
postalCode
string
Postal Code / Zip Code
extendedPostalCode
string
Extended postal code (availability dependent on region)
countryCode
string
Country (Note: This is a two-letter code, not a country name.)
country
string
Country name
countryCodeISO3
string
ISO alpha-3 country code
freeformAddress
string
An address line formatted according to formatting
rules of a Result's country of origin,or in case
of countries its full country name.
countrySubdivisionName
string
A full name of a first level of country administrative hierarchy.

  • This field appears only in case countrySubdivision is presented in an abbreviated form.
  • Supported only for USA, Canada and Great Britain.
localName
string
An address component which represents the name of a geographic area or locality that groups a number of addressable objects for addressing purposes, without being an administrative unit.
viewport{} object
Field Description
topLeftPoint
comma separated string composed by lat,lon
Top left corner of the rectangle:
LatLon double
btmRightPoint
comma separated string composed by lat,lon
Bottom right corner of the rectangle:
LatLon double
entryPoints[] array
Field Description
type
string
Main entry point: One of:

  • main
  • minor
position
string
Position of the entry point:
LatLon double
Example: 37.553,-122.453
addressRanges{} object
Field Description
rangeLeft
string
An address range on the left side of a street segment
(assuming looking from the "from" end toward the "to" end).
rangeRight
string
An address range on the right side of a street segment
(assuming looking from the "from" end toward the "to" end).
from
string
A beginning point of a street segment:
LatLon double
to
string
An end point of a street segment:
LatLon double
dataSources{} object
Field Description
chargingAvailability
object
Information about the charging stations availability. Only present if type == POI.
id
string
Pass this as chargingAvailability to the EV Charging Stations Availability service to fetch charging availability information for this result.
geometry
object
Information about the geometric shape of the result. Only present if type == Geography or POI.
id
string
Pass this as geometryId to the Additional Data service to fetch geometry information for this result.
route{} object
Field Description
routeGeometry
array
An ordered list of strings each in the form of "latitude, longitude" denoting points along the route.
routeInstructions
object
Human readable guidance on how to follow the route.
routeInstructions{} object
routeSummary
object
Summary information about the route as a whole.
routeSummary{} object
routeInstructions{} object
Field Description
list
array
An ordered list of human readable guidance instructions.
routeInstructions{} object

Response fields

The following tables describe all of the fields that can appear in a Response. Fields are:

  • Listed by the Response section they belong to.
  • In the order that they appear in the Response.
Primary fields
Field Description
summary{}
object
Summary information about the search that was performed.
summary{} object
results[]
array
Result list, sorted in descending order by score.
results[] array
summary{} object
Field Description
query
string
Query as interpreted by the search engine.
queryType
string
Response type. Can be NEARBY or NON_NEAR.
queryTime
integer
Time spent on resolving the query.
numResults
integer
Number of Results in the response.
offset
integer
Starting offset of the returned Results within the full Result set.
totalResults
integer
Total number of Results found.
fuzzyLevel
integer
Maximum fuzzy level required to provide Results.
geoBias
comma separated string composed by lat,lon
Position used to bias the Results:
LatLon double
Example: 37.553,-122.453
results[] array
Field Description
type
string
Type of Result. One of:

  • POI
  • Street
  • Geography
  • Point Address
  • Address Range
  • Cross Street
id
string
Non-stable id for this Result.
score
double
Score of the Result.
A larger score means there is a probability
that a Result meeting the query criteria is higher.
dist
double
Unit: meters. This is the distance to an object if geobias was provided.
info
string
Information about the original data source of the Result.
entityType
string
Optional section.
Only present if type = = Geography. One of:

  • County
  • CountrySubdivision
  • CountrySecondarySubdivision
  • CountryTertiarySubdivision
  • Municipality
  • MunicipalitySubdivision
  • Neighbourhood
  • PostalCodeArea
poi
object
Optional section. Only present if type == POI.
poi{} object
address
object
Structured address for the Result.
address{} object
position
object
Position of the Result:
LatLon double
Example: 37.553,-122.453
viewport
object
A viewport which can be used to display the
Result on a map.
viewport{} object
entrypoints
array
List of entry points of the POI.
entryPoints[] array
addressRanges
object
Address ranges on a street segment.
Available only for Results where the
Result type is equal to "Address Range".
addressRanges{} object
poi{} object
Field Description
name
string
Name of the POI.
phone
string
Telephone number.
url
string
Website URL.
categories
array
Deprecated
The list of POI categories.
Category Codes

  • Deprecated: Use classifications instead.
  • As of May 1, 2018:
    • The Response categories field has been deprecated.
    • It will be withdrawn following a 12 month deprecation period.
    • The planned withdrawal date is May 1, 2019.
classifications
array
The list of POI category classifications.
classifications[] array
classifications[] array
Field Description
code
string
Fixed top level category code. Category Codes
names
array
List of category names with locale code information.
Currently only "en-US" locale is returned.
names[] array
names[] array
Field Description
nameLocale
string
Locale code of this category name.
name
string
Category name in given locale.
address{} object
Field Description
streetNumber
string
The building number on the street.
streetName
string
The street name.
municipalitySubdivision
string
Sub / Super City
municipality
string
City / Town
countrySecondarySubdivision
string
County
countryTertiarySubdivision
string
Named Area
countrySubdivision
string
State or Province
postalCode
string
Postal Code / Zip Code
extendedPostalCode
string
Extended postal code (availability dependent on region)
countryCode
string
Country (Note: This is a two-letter code, not a country name.)
country
string
Country name
countryCodeISO3
string
ISO alpha-3 country code
freeformAddress
string
An address line formatted according to formatting
rules of a Result's country of origin,or in case
of countries its full country name.
countrySubdivisionName
string
A full name of a first level of country administrative hierarchy.

  • This field appears only in case countrySubdivision is presented in an abbreviated form.
  • Supported only for USA, Canada and Great Britain.
localName
string
Address area name. This field appears only for POI and PAD abbreviated value types.
viewport{} object
Field Description
topLeftPoint
comma separated string composed by lat,lon
Top left corner of the rectangle:
LatLon double
btmRightPoint
comma separated string composed by lat,lon
Bottom right corner of the rectangle:
LatLon double
entryPoints[] array
Field Description
type
string
Main entry point: One of:

  • main
  • minor
position
string
Position of the entry point:
LatLon double
Example: 37.553,-122.453
addressRanges{} object
Field Description
rangeLeft
string
An address range on the left side of a street segment
(assuming looking from the "from" end toward the "to" end).
rangeRight
string
An address range on the right side of a street segment
(assuming looking from the "from" end toward the "to" end).
from
string
A beginning point of a street segment:
LatLon double
to
string
An end point of a street segment:
LatLon double
dataSources{} object
Field Description
chargingAvailability
object
Information about the charging stations availability. Only present if type == POI.
id
string
Pass this as chargingAvailabilityId to the Additional Data service to fetch charging availability information for this result.
geometry
object
Information about the geometric shape of the result. Only present if type == Geography or POI.
id
string
Pass this as geometryId to the Additional Data service to fetch geometry information for this result.
route{} object
Field Description
routeGeometry
array
An ordered list of strings each in the form of "latitude, longitude" denoting points along the route.
routeInstructions
object
Human readable guidance on how to follow the route.
routeInstructions{} object
routeSummary
object
Summary information about the route as a whole.
routeSummary{} object
routeInstructions{} object
Field Description
list
array
An ordered list of human readable guidance instructions.
routeInstructions{} object
Instruction
string
A human readable instruction. For example, "Turn left onto".
Point
string
The "latitude,longitude" location at which the instructions should be executed.
description
string
A string describing the instruction, currently in the form "route maneuver N" with "N" being the 1-based index into the list of instructions.
distance
object
The distance from a preceding maneuver.
totalDistance{} object (formerly named measuredUnit)
duration
string
The expected time to complete this maneuver.
waitTime
string
Time spent waiting at intersections.
turnAngle
double
The angle of the turn in the maneuver. For example:

  • 0.0° is straight ahead.
  • 90.0° is a right-angle turn to the right.
  • 270.0° is a right-angle turn to the left, and so on.
turn
string
The procedure to complete this maneuver. Typically this is an instruction such as "Turn right".
tour
integer
The number of waypoints passed thus far.
language
string
The language that the human readable instructions are given in.
english
routeSummary{} object
Field Description
boundingBox
object ()
A box that minimally encloses the route.
boundingBox{} object
totalDistance
object
The sum of the routeInstruction distances.
totalDistance{} object (formerly named measuredUnit)
totalTime
string
The sum of the routeInstruction durations.
totalTravelTime
string
The sum of the routeInstruction durations.
totalWaitTime
string
The sum of the routeInstruction durations, ex (in) cluding the waitTimes.
boundingBox{} object
Field Description
topLeftPoint
string
Top-left "latitude, longitude" coordinate of the bounding box.
btmRightPoint
string
Bottom right "latitude, longitude" coordinate of the bounding box.
LatLon
Field Description
lat
float
Latitude. min/max: -90 to +90
Reference: Latitude, Longitude and Coordinate System Grids
lon
float
Longitude. min/max: -180 to +180
Reference: Latitude, Longitude and Coordinate System Grids
totalDistance{} object(formerly named measuredUnit)
Field Description
value
double
A distance in the unit uom (unit of measurement).
uom
integer (miles)
Indicates that value is expressed in miles.

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HTTP Response codes

The following data table contains Response codes signifying successful and failed requests to an API server.

Code Meaning & possible causes
200 OK: The search successfully returned zero or more results.
400 Bad Request: One or more parameters were incorrectly specified.
403 Forbidden: Possible causes include:

  • Service requires SSL
  • Not authorized
  • Rate or volume limit exceeded
  • Unknown referer
405 Method Not Allowed: The HTTP method (GET, POST, etc) is not supported for this Request.
404/596 Not Found: The HTTP Request method (GET, POST, etc) or path is incorrect.
5xx Server Error: The service was unable to process your Request. Contact support to resolve the issue.

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Response headers

The following table contains Response headers sent back from an API server.

Header Description
Access-Control-Allow-Origin Ensures that clients implementing the CORS security model are able to access the response from this service.
Value: An asterisk "*" that signifies access to the TomTom API using the Access-Control-Allow-Origin (ACAO) header in its Response indicating which origin sites are allowed.
Content-Type Indicates the format of the response, as chosen by the client.
Format: type/subtype; charset=utf-8
Value: The type/subtype is one of:

  • application/json
  • text/javascript
  • text/xml

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