Geocoding is the process of transforming a description of a location – like an address, name or place – to a location on the earth’s surface.
Maps Marker Pro respectively Leaflet Maps Marker allows you to choose from different geocoding providers which enables you to get the best results according to your needs.
Comparison of geocoding providers
|Registration needed?||Rate limits without registration||Rate limits with registration|
|MapZen Search (recommended)||yes (free)||n/a||30.000 requests/day and a maximum of 6 requests/second, higher quotas are available on demand|
|Algolia Places||No, but recommended for higher rate limits||1.000 requests/domain/day and a maximum of 15 requests/second||100.000 request per domain/month and a maximum of 15 requests/second; higher quotas are available on demand|
|Photon@Mapsmarker||No||10.000 request/domain/day and a maximum of 20 requests/second for Maps Marker Pro|
1.000 requests/domain/day and a maximum of 5 requests/second for Leaflet Maps Marker
|MapQuest Geocoding||Yes||n/a||15.000 transactions/month and a maximum of 10 requests/second; higher quotas are available|
|Google Geocoding||Yes||n/a||1.000 free requests/day for manual search; 2.500 free requests/day and a maximum of 50 requests/second for importer/APIs; higher quotas are available|