Geocoding providers overview

Posted on 03 October, 2016

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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 allows you to choose from different geocoding providers which enables you to get the best results according to your needs.

If you want to use the geocoding feature, you have to activate at least one of the following geocoding providers in Maps Marker Pro:

Comparison of geocoding providers

Name + setup tutorialAPI key needed?Rate limits
TomTom Geocoding (recommended)Yes2.500 requests/day, 5 requests/minute; details about larger plans at https://developer.tomtom.com/store/maps-api
Google GeocodingYesminimum billing per month applies (starting from 11th June 2018 - click here for details)
MapQuest GeocodingYes15.000 transactions/month and a maximum of 10 requests/second; higher quotas are available
LocationIQ GeocodingYes10,000 requests/day, 60 requests/minute, 2 requests/second with free plan; details about larger plans at https://locationiq.com/pricing
Algolia Places (discontinued)Non/a

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