Geocoder API Developer's Guide

Quick Start

The Geocoder API is a web API that you access using a REST interface. This article contains example requests that you can run to see how the service works.

Making Your First Requests

Sometimes the easiest way to start using new software is to run simple working examples.

app_id and app_code are authentication credentials. This document uses {YOUR_APP_CODE} and {YOUR_APP_ID} as placeholders for access and authorization credentials. Please replace these placeholders with your own unique application-specific credentials to access the API resources. For more information about the access and authorization credentials credentials, see Acquiring Credentials.

The examples in this guide use the Customer Integration Testing (CIT) environment. This environment allows you to test your software. For production please use the production environment. See Constructing a Request for the base URLs of both environments.

Note that most example URLs in this guide are broken up into multiple lines for better readability. Remove these line breaks and spaces when copying and pasting the examples to make sure URLs are still well formed.


The only thing you need to start using the Geocoder API is an HTTP client. Choose any HTTP client application you are familiar with. A command line tool like curl will do the job, as will any modern web browser.

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