Traffic API Developer's Guide

Bounding Box Filter

The user wants to obtain traffic flow data for an area near Indianapolis, IN, USA. The area is a rectangle defined by the latitude and longitude of its top-left and bottom-right corners.


The query parameter bbox defines the latitudes and longitudes of the top left and bottom right corners of the bounding box. The optional query parameter responseattributes requests that the response include additional information on the shape and the functional class of the roadway corresponding to the flow items.
Note: For information about how to apply filters on the response to exclude flow information for roads matching a particular functional class, see Traffic Flow Data with Max Functional Class Filter.


The response to the request contains:
  • FI: traffic flow item with flow information about the area specified in the response and the related current flow, including details about the shape and the functional class of the related roadway
    Note: The response uses TMC references to provide the flow information.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<TRAFFICML_REALTIME CREATED_TIMESTAMP="2017-06-02T18:10:48Z" MAP_VERSION="" UNITS="imperial" VERSION="3.2" xmlns="">
    <RW DE="Binford Blvd" LI="107+01100" PBT="2017-06-02T18:10:13Z" mid="1fe417f0-f17e-47b8-b0b0-b67a71eec11d|">
          <TMC DE="E Kessler Boulevard East Dr" LE="1.5983" PC="8367" QD="-"/>
          <SHP FC="3">39.8405,-86.11263 39.84072,-86.11237</SHP>
          <SHP FC="3">39.84072,-86.11237 39.8413,-86.11168</SHP>
          <SHP FC="3">39.8413,-86.11168 39.84181,-86.11106 39.84235,-86.11039 39.84307,-86.10953 39.84487,-86.10738 39.84663,-86.10527 39.84747,-86.10427 39.84793,-86.10369</SHP>
          <SHP FC="3">39.84793,-86.10369 39.84886,-86.10255 39.84949,-86.10172 39.85041,-86.10046 39.85088,-86.09985 39.85137,-86.09926 39.85169,-86.09888 39.85203,-86.09854 39.85237,-86.09821 39.85272,-86.09789 39.85307,-86.09758 39.85343,-86.09729 39.8542,-86.09673 39.85502,-86.09616</SHP>
          <SHP FC="3">39.85502,-86.09616 39.85534,-86.09595 39.85631,-86.09528 39.85691,-86.09487 39.85751,-86.09443</SHP>
          <SHP FC="3">39.85751,-86.09443 39.85808,-86.09399 39.85836,-86.09379</SHP>
          <CF CN="0.97" FF="47.85" JF="1.39455" SP="39.84" SU="39.84" TY="TR"/>
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