Photon@MapsMarker is an open source geocoder built for OpenStreetMap data and run by It is based on elasticsearch – an efficient, powerful and highly scalable search platform. You can check the current availability at

Photon was started by komoot and provides search-as-you-type and multilingual support. It’s also used in production with thousands of requests per minute at

Terms of services

Photon@MapsMarker can be used out-of-the-box without any additional mandatory API key registration.

Usage limits

The following usage limits are applied:

  • Maps Marker Pro: 2.500 requests per IP/day and a maximum of 10 requests/second
  • Leaflet Maps Marker: 1.000 requests per IP/day and a maximum of 5 requests/second

Higher limits are currently not available but may be added with a later release. If you are interested, please get in contact!

Reference for all Photon@Mapsmarker settings



By default, the language for search results is automatically determined based on your WordPress language settings, with a fallback to English if unavailable. If needed, you can also manually set the language to English, German, French or Italian (new translations may be added in the future).

Location Biasing

To focus your search based upon a geographical area, please provide latitude and longitude values.

In order to get longitude and latutide values for a desired location/area, please e.g.

  1. create a new marker map,
  2. switch to advanced editor
  3. search for the desired location and copy the latitude and longitude values from the related input fields:

Filter results by tags and values

If you want to use advanced filtering for search results, please click here for a detailed documentation.