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
To get Geocoding API Key (This is an access token), you should register to the Distancematrix.ai platform. Right after registration, you will get to your admin panel where you could see the token. Since you are registering to a Free package by default you will see four tokens (apps) and you can also create a fifth. If you need more, you should upgrade to the Growth package.
You will also automatically receive an email with a link to the administration panel, various useful links, instructions, and information about your limits on a free package.
Please, feel free to contact our support team in case you have any issues.
Adding the Geocoding API key to your request
Restrictions for Geocoding API keys
We may impose certain application restrictions on tokens, sometimes necessary for security reasons. On a Free package, your tokens are limited in the number of elements you can use per month. You can receive 1,000 elements every month. After you have used all the elements, you should upgrade to the Growth package or stay with the free option.
Except the limits in the number of elements, you don’t have any other restrictions on a free package. So feel free to use all the features of all the Distancematrix.ai products.
The paid package (Growth plan) has no restricting API at all; you get unlimited items per month. Here it is important to pay attention that in one request you can convert only one location, which will be considered as one element. We kindly ask you not to send more than 100 requests per second.
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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.