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Guide - Geocoding & Places OSM API


The PTV Developer Geocoding & Places OSM API allows you to create geolocation-based applications that enables users to forward/reverse geocode addresses with high precision, search and display geographic locations, such as shops and prominent Points of Interest (POIs) in various categories, and perform vehicle routing and optimization tasks. It is built on OpenStreetMap data. OpenStreetMap (OSM) data is distributed under the Open Database License (ODbL). If you want to use OpenStreetMap data in something you create and distribute, you must attribute OpenStreetMap

We also offer the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API based on HERE data.

The PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API (OSM) offers:

  • Forward Geocoding: Accurately convert postal addresses to GPS coordinates. Easily enter addresses using any format. For convenience inexact matches are recognized.
  • Reverse Geocoding: Find landmarks and addresses based on their GPS coordinates.
  • Nearby POI Search: Search for millions of places around you, including business addresses, stores, and other points of interest. Find out all the information about each.