How to setup MapQuest geocoding

mapquest-logo offers a Geocoding API which can be used within Leaflet Maps Marker respectively Maps Marker Pro.

Terms of services

If you want to use MapQuest geocoding, you need to register a free API key. The related Terms of Services can be found at

Please note that MapQuest basemaps should also be used if MapQuest geocoding is selected! (Click here for a tutorial on how to activate MapQuest basemaps – FYI: you can use the same API key as for MapQuest geocoding).

Usage limits

MapQuest Geocoding API allows up to 15.000 transactions/month and a maximum of 10 requests/second with a free API key. Higher quotas are available on demand – click here for more details.

Tutorial: How to sign up for a free API key

Please note that if you already signed up for a MapQuest API key for basemaps, you can also this key for MapQuest geocoding!

  1. Sign up for a MapQuest account at
  2. Login at
  3. Select “Keys & Reporting” from the menu and click on the button “Create new key”
  4. Choose an app name and press “Create App”
  5. Open app details and copy your “Consumer Key” to your clipboard:
  6. Login to your WordPress site and head to Maps Marker Pro / Settings / Geocoding / MapQuest and paste this key there:
  7. Save Settings.

If you experience any issue with your MapQuest key, please check the MapQuest support forums at for assistance.

Reference for all Mapquest Geocoding settings

MapQuest Geocoding bounds

When using batch geocoding or when ambiguous results are returned, any results within the provided bounding box will be moved to the top of the results list.

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