Map Tile API Developer's Guide

Base Map Day Tile

This article shows how to make a request for a basetile map tile.

User story

The user wants to obtain a basemap image of Philadelphia without labels because he wants to overlay his own information. The tile requested uses the basetile map tile.

Request Summary

The following list summarizes the elements required to create a request matching the user story and shows, in square brackets, how those elements are used in the example(s) below. Note that the request example also uses the authentication parameters.

Resource: maptile [basetile], see also (resource) type
URL variables: {map id} [newest], see also Requesting the Right Map Version
  {scheme} [], see also scheme
  {zoom}/{column}/{row} [114/4769/6203], see also The Mercator Projection
  {size} [256], see also size
  {format} [png8], see also format


The code block below demonstrates a complete request for a basemap tile.


The response to the request delivers the following base map image of Philadelphia:

Figure 1. Base Map Day Tile