Places (Search) API Developer's Guide

Entrypoint maturity and availability

Places (Search) API entrypoints can be divided into the three following categories:

  • Core entrypoints are available to all users of Places (Search) API. They are fully supported and mature. Following are Places (Search) API core entrypoints:
    • Autosuggest –– Get autocomplete suggestions for search queries.
    • Search –– Find places using a text query.
    • Explore –– Find recommended places in a location.
    • Here –– Identify places at location.
    • Around –– Find places around a location. Similar to explore, but optimized for 3D visual-exploration overlays.
    • Browse by Corridor –– Find places with certain categories within a corridor area
    • Corridor Shortener –– Simplifies route required for the corridor search
    • Lookup –– Find a place by non-Place ID, e.g. PVID.
    • Place Categories –– Get place categories that are supported within a region.
    • Cuisine Categories –– Get cuisine categories that are supported within a region.
    • Suggest –– Get autocomplete suggestions for search queries.
    • Browse-Pt-Stops –– Find public transport places around a location sorted by distance
    • Actions –– Report user interactions
    • Health –– Monitor the availability of the service
  • Premium entrypoints are mature but only available on request. Please contact your sales representative to get access to them. Following are Places (Search) API premium entrypoints:
    • Voice Search –– Find places using a text query produced by some voice recognition software
    • Browse –– Find places with certain categories around a location sorted by distance
    • Tiles –– Retrieves a list tiles base URLs for the given criteria
    • Two-Box-Search –– Find places using two text queries.

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