ARCHIVE – How to setup Mapzen Search geocoding (v3.1.1 or lower)

February 2018: unfortunately Mapzen has shut down – please use another geocoding provider instead.


Mapzen Search is a search engine for places worldwide, powered by open data. It turns addresses and place names into geographic coordinates, and turns geographic coordinates into places and addresses. With Mapzen Search, you’re able to turn your users’ place searches into actionable geodata and transform your geodata into real places.

Not only is Mapzen Search completely powered by open data, but it is available to everyone, and importantly open to all to make better. Powered by Mapzen’s open source geocoding project, Pelias, Mapzen is building it in the open using Node.js and Elasticsearch. It is open to collaboration from all to make searching our world better and smarter.

Maps Marker Pro as well as Mapzen think open data, open source, and open strategy win over proprietary solutions at any part of the stack and want to ensure the services offered are in line with that vision. We believe that an open geocoder improves over the long-term only if the community can incorporate truly representative local knowledge.

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Since April 2017 Mapzen Search requires a (free) API key for using their service.


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