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Use API Keys with Geocoding API

Guide for developers
Introduction
Geocoding is an innovative solution for turning geographic coordinates into a readable address. You can also choose any real address and get its exact coordinates. We will describe in detail a Geocoding API key and its purpose.

Get detailed instructions on how to add a key to your request and read about our pricing packages. Our service will tell you in detail about the free and paid version and the restrictions on tokens. You will find out why our service is much better than getting a key through Google, Bing, and more.

Purpose of Geocoding API Keys

The Geocoding API web service can be used by web platforms or mobile application developers who need accurate geo data. It is possible to geocode only static addresses, that is, those that are known in advance. It will help to place the content of any application on the map.

Geocoding has certain pricing packages. The cost of such a service depends on the number of items you plan to request per month.

To understand a Geocode API key, we need to consider the request parameters: address and key.

The address is the postal address that you will geocode. It is important to indicate the address in the specified format used by the national postal service in a particular region. There is no need to add various details of the address: the apartment number or the organization name.

The API key for Geocoding is your application's identification to manage quotas. That is, it is the key that determines your actions and your goals.

You can use a specific HTTP request to monitor usage statistics for the Geocoding API. There you specify the required time period and get statistics for this interval. You can also use this information to predict how much you'll pay.

Getting Geocoding API Keys

Leave a request to get Geocoding API key (this is an access token); for this, fill out a simple form.

Once you submit your application, you will automatically receive an email with the token and launch details. The letter will also contain a link to the administration panel, various useful links, instructions, and information about restricting.

Contact the manager in the online chat if you need several keys.

Adding the Geocoding API key to your request

The API key must be in every request you enter. The query string must contain the your_access_token parameter; the key is entered there.
https://api.distancematrix.ai/maps/api/geocode/json?address=1600+Amphitheatre+Parkway,+Mountain+View,+CA&key=<your_access_token>
Adding the Geocoding API key to your request
The API key must be in every request you enter. The query string must contain the your_access_token parameter; the key is entered there.
https://api.distancematrix.ai/maps/api/ geocode/json?address=1600+Amphitheatre+Parkway, +Mountain+View,+CA&key=<your_access_token>

Restricting Geocoding API keys

We may impose certain application restricting on tokens, sometimes necessary for security reasons. All free trial-type tokens limit the number of elements. You can receive a certain number of elements in one week. After the trial, you can choose the paid package or stay with the free option.

The free option offers the following limits on using our service: 5,000 items per month for a free collection release. Also, you will only get 1 request per second.

The paid package has no restricting API; you get unlimited items per month. Here it is important to pay attention to the limitations in the counting time. By default, the calculation time will be up to 50 items per second. The user can also change this limit upon request.

You can set other limits for your tokens, write and discuss them with the manager.
Conclusion
Our service is simple and more accessible for obtaining access to a credentials page than Bing, Google, and others. Get a Geocoding API key using our service to convert postal addresses to real coordinates. You can also convert coordinates to addresses using our features. Try free tokens or purchase a paid version to have fewer restrictions.
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