Map Tile API Developer's Guide

Terrain Map Tile

This article shows a request for a terrain map tile.

User story

The user wants to obtain an image showing the terrain of Eastern Switzerland, emphasizing the shape and features of the mountains of the Alps. 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} [7/66/45], 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 terrain map tile.


The response to the request delivers the following topographical map image of Eastern Switzerland:

Figure 1. Terrain Map Tile