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
MapZen SearchNo, but recommended for higher rate limits1.000 requests/domain/day and a maximum of 1 requests/second and 6 requests/minute 30.000 requests/day and a maximum of 6 requests/second, higher quotas are available on demand
Algolia PlacesNo, 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@MapsmarkerNo2500 request/domain/day and a maximum of 10 requests/second for Maps Marker Pro
1000 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/a1.000 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

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