Transaction limits among free map APIs have been a hot topic lately. MapQuest is excited to announce a change to our limits, which includes no preset limit on maps within our free Community Edition license! In addition, we are setting higher limits on our other service calls (the highest in the industry), with 5,000 geocodes, 5,000 routes and 5,000 search calls allowed per day.
In addition to our new transactional limits (or lack thereof!) we wanted to clarify where and how you can use our APIs with a Community Edition license. You CAN develop paid mobile applications for app stores using our Community Edition licenses. You can also use SSL.
|Licensed Data||Licensed Data||Open Data|
|Maps||(No preset limit)*||(No preset limit)*||(No preset limit)*|
|Directions||(No preset limit)*||(5000 calls/day)||(No preset limit)*|
|Geocoding||(No preset limit)*||(5000 calls/day)||(No preset limit)*|
|Search||(No preset limit)*||(5000 calls/day)||(No preset limit)*|
|Route Matrix||(No preset limit)*||(5000 route pairs/day)|
Public Web Apps
Public Mobile Apps
|Private and/or Paid
Commercial Web Apps
|Paid Mobile Apps|
|Premium Support(24/7 Phone & Email Support)|
|System Performance Levels|
* MapQuest operates a shared service and reserves the right to limit access to prevent service degradation. Please contact MapQuest to discuss applications with heavy traffic volume expectations.
** The Traffic API Web Service cannot be used for real-time navigation, in conjunction with in-car or stand alone portable navigation devices, or be used as the primary purpose of your website or application.