Map Tile API Developer's Guide

Pedestrian Day Tile

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

User story

The user wants to obtain a pedestrian color street map image of New York showing all relevant information for pedestrians. 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} [16/19302/24625], 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 street map image of New York showing information relevant to pedestrians:

Figure 1. Pedestrian Day Tile