Map Tile API Developer's Guide

Normal Day Tile

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

User story

The user wants to obtain a full color street map image of Chicago. The tile requested uses the map schema.

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 [maptile], see also (resource) type
URL variables: {map id} [newest], see also Requesting the Right Map Version
  {scheme} [], see also scheme
  {zoom}/{column}/{row} [11/525/761], 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 map tile.


The response to the request delivers the following full color street map image of Chicago:

Figure 1. Normal Day Tile