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MapQuest Platform v6
Web Services - Overview Documentation-Pass name/value, JSON or XML in, get JSON or XML out
Directions Web Service - Documentation -Easily access our patented routing algorithms -Calculate alternate routes -Display road shields in narrative -Tweak narrative to show border crossings, landmarks and side of street information -Let MapQuest optimize a multi-stop route, re-ordering the stops for a faster overall trip -Do one-to-many or many-to-many route matrix calculations -Add turn maps -Avoid highways, tolls, ferries, border crossingsGeocoding Web Service - Documentation -Get accurate address resolution using both NAVTEQ and Tele Atlas street data, as well as address points -MapQuest's precise 5 character result code tells you exactly how your address geocoded -Pass a bounding box to bias the results to addresses within that area -Get both a street lat/lng and a parcel centroid for point geocodes -Retrieve side of street information -Easily add thumbnail maps for ambiguities -Batch geocode up to 100 locations in one call -Reverse geocode Static Map Web Service - Documentation -Easily create map images with overlays, icons, declutter and traffic -Utilize different map styles -JPG, PNG or GIF at customizable sizes -Easy-to-use wizard to create map URLs Geographic Search Web Service - Documentation -Search by lat/lng, address or IP address -Search by radius, rectangle, polygon or corridor -Search by drive time/distance or walking time -Mix and match data sources, including hosted data, remote data and NAVTEQ mapping data -Utilize multiple POI tables to add restaurants, bars, airports, train stations and more Traffic Web Service - Documentation -Retrieve a list of incidents in a given area, both construction and traffic incidents -Retrieve flow overlay -Retrieve available markets
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