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.
Comparison of geocoding providers
|Registration needed?||Rate limits without registration||Rate limits with registration|
|TomTom Geocoding (recommended)||Yes||n/a||2.500 requests/day, 5 requests/minute; details about larger plans at https://developer.tomtom.com/store/maps-api|
|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||minimum billing per month applies (starting from 11th June 2018 - click here for details)|
|LocationIQ Geocoding||Yes||n/a||10,000 requests/day, 60 requests/minute, 2 requests/second with free plan; details about larger plans at https://locationiq.com/pricing|