How to setup TomTom geocoding

TomTom is a leading independent location technology specialist, shaping mobility with highly accurate maps, navigation software, real-time traffic information and services. Their geocoding service can also be used within Maps Marker Pro since v4.6 after signing up for an API key.

Terms of services

TomTom can be used after registering a mandatory API key. The related terms of services can be found at https://developer.tomtom.com/terms-and-conditions

Usage limits

With their free plan, TomTom allows up to 2.500 requests/day for all of their APIs. The limit is set to 5 calls per second for non-tile based APIs and 1,000 for tile based APIs. If you’re using the TomTom Maps APIs for free and you exceed the daily free credit limit of 2,500 API transactions, you will receive an “HTTP 403 – Over the limit error”.

Larger plans are are available for higher usage limits.

Tutorial: How to register an API key

  1. Register an account at https://developer.tomtom.com/user/register
  2. Login with your account at https://developer.tomtom.com/user/login
  3. On the Dashboard click on the button “Add a new App”
  4. Enter an “App Name”, tick the checkboxes for the products “Maps API” and “Search API” and finish by clicking the button “Create App”:
  5. Click on the application name to show the details and copy the “Consumer API Key” to your clipboard:
  6. Login to your WordPress site and head to Maps Marker Pro / Settings / Geocoding / TomTom and paste that key there:
  7. Save Settings.

That´s it. Afterwards you can start using TomTom geocoding when creating a new map or marker:

Recommended: restrict your key to your domain

In order to prevent misuse of your API key, it is recommended to restrict your API key to your domain only. Please contact TomTom support with your API key and domain to setup a domain restriction (for the near future TomTom has planned to add a self service on the developer site for restricting the API key).


Reference for all TomTom settings

Location biasing

You can provide latitude and longitude values as well as a radius in meters – please note that configuring these settings biases the resulted to the indicated area, the results may not be fully restricted to this specified area though.

Language

Changes the language of the results. You can pass IETF language tags (IETF BCP 47).
If empty, the language set in WordPress will be used.

Countries

Changes the countries to search in. You can pass two letters country codes (ISO 639-1).
If empty, the entire planet will be searched.

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