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Geocoding

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 registrationRate limits with registration
Algolia Places (recommended)No, but recommended for higher rate limits1.000 requests/domain/day and a maximum of 15 requests/second100.000 request per domain/month and a maximum of 15 requests/second; higher quotas are available on demand
Photon@MapsmarkerNo10.000 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
n/a
MapQuest GeocodingYesn/a15.000 transactions/month and a maximum of 10 requests/second; higher quotas are available
Google GeocodingYesn/aminimum billing per month applies (starting from 11th June 2018 - click here for details)
MapZen Search (unfortunately this service has been retired - the related settings will be removed with v4.0)n/an/an/a

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