This section provides information intended to help you understand and use the Map Tile API.
Requesting the Correct Map Version
The API offers maps that are updated on a regular basis. You can request the
newest map or a specific version. For more details on how to request the map version that you require, see Map Versions.
The API serves map tiles obtained by mapping points on the surface of a sphere (the globe) to points on a plane, using the normalized Mercator projection. For more information, see Mercator Projection.
Load Balancing Requests
The API is optimized for load balancing. You can use this feature to improve response times when you need to submit multiple requests simultaneously. For more information, see Load Balancing and URLs.
Copyrights in Map Tiles
The API provides copyright information about the map that you need to include when you display a map composed out of map tiles. Each resource has its own
copyright information that you should query. For more information, see the Copyright resource.