Map Tile API Developer's Guide

Street tile Day Tile

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

User story

The user wants to obtain a streettile image of Philadelphia without background because he wants to put it on top of his own content. The tile requested uses the streettile 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 [streettile], see also (resource) type
URL variables: {map id} [newest], see also Requesting the Right Map Version
  {scheme} [], see also scheme
  {zoom}/{column}/{row} [14/4769/6203], 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 streettile tile.


The response to the request delivers the following streettile map image of Philadelphia. Note that the tile contains a transparent background, which is shown here in black.

Figure 1. Label Map Day Tile