It has been the trusted source for getting maps and directions, providing a desktop, mobile or business solution to help the peoples to determine where to go, what to do in the way and to get there. It is a second-largest Web Mapping service company which operates at 44 % market share. It has had a Static Maps API Service using licensed data. This Open static Map service enables users to create beautiful static map images that are generated by an HTTP request for their website or publication. you can create static Map images by latitude/longitude point with the help of GPS navigation.
This web mapping service is provided business with an industry-leading platform that includes developer tools, resources and the industry expertise for engaging online mapping solution for web wireless and desktop applications. It uses several API and web services. These web services can be accessed from a variety of environments, direction, Geocoding algorithm, Search, Static Maps, and live traffic.
It will provide a simple interface to get routing with the help of GPS navigation app. The Route, Optimized Route, Route Matrix, Alternate Routes, Route Shape, Drag Route, Path From Route these all are the basic functions of the Direction API.
Route: It is an basic and core function of this navigation app. Routing algorithm provides information about how to get the origin point to the destination point. Simply turn by turn Navigation shows you and your users how to get where they are going.
Optimized Route: This function allow users to customize their route performance including time, drive distance or even if how long it would take to walk instead of driving with voice-guided navigation. Your origin and destination location are fixed but the route is finding the optional path. Its My Map personalization allows you to create and personalize a custom map of your travel.
Route Matrix: This function enables the user to see the GPS signals distance and how much time to reach the location. This routing algorithm helps the user to know how long it will take to drive from their home to a destination point.
Alternet Route: It allows users to request multiple potential routes between two locations.
Route Shape: satellite communication provides a visual indicator of a previously requested route between any number of points.
Drag Function: GPS receiver allows users to allow their routes 'on the fly' simply by dragging the route to add new location or road.
Path From Route: It provides the times and distance to reach a set of location from an existing route.
Driving directions automatically optimize routes, it uses a geographic coordinate system with its integrated geographic coordinate system for finding the address of the location. Whenever you want to calculate an optimized route for delivery and your retail location on the personalize a custom map enables you to associate latitude and longitude with an associated address. Each location address is located on the Map and stated by Geocoding algorithm. This process matches addresses with geographic coordinates. Three major functions that are supported to Forward, Reverse and Batch.
Forward Geocoding: It is a process of finding the associate latitude and longitude for the given address and the display points of interest on a map within the location.
Reverse Geocoding: It is a process of taking latitude and longitude pair and providing the nearest address point.
Batch Geocoding: The turn by turn Navigation allows the user to submit multiple reverses and forward request at a time or latitude/longitude pair in one batch request.
Static Map API:
routing algorithm creates a standard navigation app with locations, route, traffics. These maps are great to use in email campaigns and social media links. Mapquest enables users to create beautiful static map images and make a map using direction, live traffic and icons on the map. This Points Of Interest is generated by the simple HTTP request and create an image that you can display on the web page.
The Search API allows spatial searches on remote data and hosted data which the Data Manager utilizing. It will help you to know which data points fall in a particular Zip Code. MapQuest driving Directions host multiple data tables that are available to search through the Search API. It also uses the following types for searching:
The Traffic Service API helps to provide real-time traffic information such as Markets, Incidents, and Flow. The Trafic Market request for returns structured list of the regions or market for which provides traffic data.