Venue Maps API Developer's Guide

Discovering Venues

The Venue Maps API provides two resources that you can use to discover venues

  • The Discovery Service

    A customized service that returns the list of venues available in a given geographical area.

  • The Venue Index

    A downloadable list of the venues that the Venue Maps API supports. You can then enhance your client performance by searching for venues in a locally stored index.

The responses from these resources give you all the information you need to request a model or a tile. Both sets of responses contain venue IDs and coordinates for the venues.
  • You need the venue ID to request a model.
  • You need the coordinates to request a venue tile.

    You use these coordinates to calculate the quadkey for the venue tile.