- Number of transactions used against your limit during the current license term
- Your Account Manager contact information
Control the look of your maps with our vector-based traffic. Want to match the color of traffic with your brand? Go ahead! You can customize the format of the traffic line and the colors to your heart’s desire. Your mobile user will benefit from faster load times and a clearer picture with our new vector-based traffic within our mobile maps SDK.Mapping and vector based traffic is just the beginning of our redesigned mobile SDKs. We’re continuously adding to include the various services we offer today — asset tracking, search, directions, geofencing, and more.
In July 2016, we’ll be transitioning all of our existing maps to our new, modern map style. Our newly styled maps are bound to improve the overall experience and interactions your users have with the maps on your site or within your app. This will not require any action from our customers, rather everything will be updated seamlessly.
Flash Maps SDK (Licensed, Open, Mobile): 6/6/2017
Leaflet 1.1, 1.2, 1.3: 6/6/2017
iOS and Android mobile SDKs v1: 9/6/2016
On these dates, the SDK and API will be turned off and we encourage Developers using these existing applications to migrate to our new Android SDK, iOS SDK or V2 of our Leaflet Plugins as soon as possible.Developers looking to migrate to our Leaflet Plugins should reference this migration guide on our Developer Network with step by step recommendations. And check these helpful demos on our Leaflet Plugins. Additionally, our professional services team is here to help make this transition as easy as possible for you and your team. Reach out to us at email@example.com for additional assistance.
Nothing spoils a good user experience in a location-based application faster than an inaccurate address input. Sometimes it’s a missing a digit, other times it’s a case of searching for a street with an unusual spelling (Iliff Avenue, anyone?). One of the biggest challenges your application faces is ensuring the search query is as accurate as possible.
Today, MapQuest is happy to announce the production release of our Search Ahead API, which allows access to our predictive search platform. Whether it’s a full-fledged mapping application or a simple form in which users need to input addresses or location, Search Ahead provides a better experience by predicting what the user is intending to type, as they are typing.
What it is:
Search Ahead is our version of autocomplete, offering predictive matches to an address as a user is entering it into the search box. This “type along” feature helps ensure your user searches for 1060 W. Addison Ave, instead of 1060 W Adison Ave, thus returning the most accurate results and eliminating the need to re-search.
Who can benefit:
Literally everyone. Retail stores, restaurants, real estate, insurance, transportation -- Search Ahead gets you and your customers where you’re going, faster.
How it looks:
The Search Ahead API was designed to adhere to API design best practices and industry standards. All location data is expressed in a geoJSON format, which is easy to integrate into geospatial applications. This lightweight API also features a pre-assembled displayString, so that you can easily get this functionality up and running quickly. Rest assured that the API also offers the individual components (properties) in the response, so you can assemble a customized display of results in your application.
What it provides:
Today, the Search Ahead API provides suggestions for addresses (example: 1060 W Addison Ave, Chicago, IL, 60613), adminareas (example: Chicago, Canada, 60613), and airports (example: Denver International Airport).
Where to learn more:
Weight constraints? Height constraints? No problem. We recently added new routing options, to the avoids string collection, letting you easily avoid bridges or tunnels on your next trip. We’ve added these bridges and tunnels to our avoid string collection. The complete list now includes:
Limited Access (highways)
Approximate Seasonal Closure (Seasonal roads may not be selected with 100% accuracy)
Country Border Crossing
Additionally, you now have more control over the returned route from our Directions API. You can ensure certain road types are not included in the routes with “disallow,” or you can add your preference for certain roads with “prefer.” When using "avoid," the route avoids road types where possible, and you're notified if the route was unable to avoid the road type. Conversely with the "disallow" feature, the route request will fail if a route does not satisfy your criteria. Currently, we only offer “prefer” for highways, and we’ll be adding additional road segments in the future.Click here for more information on our Directions API.
Here at MapQuest, we’re focused on improving our products and solutions to meet our customer needs. We make a point to listen to our customers and incorporate their feedback when evaluating our offerings and prioritizing new features. Today, we’re happy to announce one of our top offerings is now available to our Business and Business Plus customers — Extended Rights Geocoding (ERG) license.Extended Rights Geocoding
Extended Rights Geocoding give you the flexibility to display geocode results on a MapQuest map, an alternative provider’s map, or no map at all. We make it easy for you to pinpoint the best combination of location-based providers to meet your needs and your budget. Additionally, you can store the geocode results within your own database as long as you have an active agreement with MapQuest.Who is eligible?
Customers with a Business Enhanced, Business Plus Enhanced plan, and Enterprise customers. To upgrade your existing self-serve plan, got to “My Plan” and click on “Change Plan.” For Enterprise customers, reach out to your Sales Rep or Account Manager for more information.Additional Key for ERG
With our ERG licenses comes an additional key that is required for any geocode requests in which you wish to store the results or display the results on another provider’s map. The key will be sent via email upon signing up.
Self-serve customers can purchase a license for an additional $100/month on either the Business Enhanced or Business Plus Enhanced plan, for a total of a $499/month or $899/month agreement. The transaction limits for these plans are 200,000 and 500,000 respectively. View plan details here. Customers are required to commit to a 6 month agreement, and they will be billed on a monthly basis.
For any additional questions, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to prevent the Directions API from reverse geocoding the provided latitude and longitude coordinates, the doReverseGeocode parameter can be set to ‘false,’ which is shown in example 1B below:
When the doReverseGeocode parameter is set to ‘false’, location information about each set of latitude and longitude coordinates will not be populated in the response.
Note: The destination maneuver text will be affected by updates to the doReverseGeocode parameters. If doReversGeocode parameter is set to ‘false’, printed directions will show, “You have arrived at your destination.” When set to ‘true’, destination text will include “1555 Blake Street is on your right.”
You can find plan information and the number of transactions used at any given time after logging into your account through our website.
Enterprise Edition customers are encouraged to contact their Account Manager or the Technical Support team for answers regarding transactions, the Directions API best practices, or correct usage of the doReverseGeocode parameter. Self service customers should reference our documentation on the Developer Network or contact email@example.com.
As many of you know, MapQuest hosts a version of the Nominatim Search Service as a part of our Open Data API and SDK product line, so we wanted to share an important update about this service that will have an impact on users of this service.The Nominatim Search Service will be unavailable on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 due to system maintenance. While it is never our intention to cause service disruptions, the outage is necessary. We apologize for the inconvenience that this will cause to our users of Nominatim. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.