Map Tile API Developer's Guide

POI Map Tile

This article shows how to make a request for a tile with POI specific information.

User story

The user wants to obtain a map image of the center of San Francisco with all available POIs. The tile requested uses the pois parameter.

Note: Please note that the POI information shown in the tile is the one available at the moment of the creation of the map, it is not synchronized online with any other service.

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} [19/83873/202622], see also The Mercator Projection
  {size} [256], see also size
  {format} [png8], see also format
Parameters: pois, see also pois


The code block below demonstrates a complete request for a poi map tile.


The response to the request delivers the following map image of San Francisco:

Figure 1. Poi Map Tile