New Technical Concept – Position Matching versus Locations By Position

In the new version of the documentation of PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API and Map Matching API you find a new technical concept explaining  the difference between Postion Matching and Location By Position end point.

We often get questions which endpoint should be used for which use case. Therfore we like to provide this concept to answer this question in our documentation.

The concept Position Matching versus Locations By Position lines out the basic concept, the features of each end point and the return values.
There is also a suggestion which end point can be used for what use case.

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New Feature in Area POI Search – Return the result in the preferred language

In the new version of the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API V1.4.8 you  find a new Feature for the POI / Places Search.

The endpoint searchPlacesByArea enables you to find places in a map view, around a route or in more complex constructs like multiple polygons. 

Now you can use a new request parameter to specify the preferred language for the response. With this new feature the request is returned in you favourite language.

Try out code sample which gives you the possibility to see results out without any effort. The code sample allows you to manipulate the sqare as you wich.
You have also the possibility to select categories to filter your results. And now you also can specify the result language as well!

...
"address": {
"countryName": "United States",
"state": "District of Columbia",
"postalCode": "20005",
"city": "Washington",
"district": "Downtown",
"street": "Vermont Ave NW",
"houseNumber": "1029"
},
"formattedAddress": "Stan's Restaurant - 1029 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005",
"name": "Stan's Restaurant",
...

If you need more information about this new Feature please have a look at the API documentation or at the concept wich describes the purpose of this feature in detail.

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Release of Area POI Search

In the new version of the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API V1.4.0 you  find a new Feature for the POI / Places Search.

The new endpoint is named searchPlacesByArea and enables you to find places in a map view, around a route or in more complex constructs like multiple polygons. 

You can use a GeoJSON string as input. Which enables you to use complex gometries like multi polygons or polygone with hole.

Try out code sample which gives you the possibility to see results out without any effort. The code sample allows you to manipulate the sqare as you wich.
You have also the possibility to select categories to filter your results.

...
"address": {
"countryName": "United States",
"state": "District of Columbia",
"postalCode": "20005",
"city": "Washington",
"district": "Downtown",
"street": "Vermont Ave NW",
"houseNumber": "1029"
},
"formattedAddress": "Stan's Restaurant - 1029 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005",
"name": "Stan's Restaurant",
...

If you need more information about this new Feature please have a look at the API documentation or at the concept wich describes the purpose of this feature in detail.

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New geocoding data and geocoding improvements

In the new version of the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API V1.3.1 you have the possibility to use the newest geocoding data available from Here. The new geocoding data is based on the Here data delivery from Q1/2022. 

With V1.3.1 and V1.3.0 we released some geocoding improvements:

  • Missing postal code map data does affect the total score less than before.
  • Added support for additional iana language tags.
  • If the results are ambiguous because only few input words are given (city, postal code), then we now return a longer list than before.

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How to build a simple routing app

One of the first things you can do with our RESTful APIs is to implement a simple routing app: Enter two addresses, find the optimal route between these addresses and display the result on a map. In doing so you get a first impression how easy the APIs of PTV Developer could be used and what else is possible.

The new tutorial A-B Routing shows all the implementation steps, provides the complete source code and the running app for demonstration purposes. That takes just a few minutes of your time!

Release of Geocoding & Places API V1.2.10

A new version of the PTV Developer Geocoding & Places API is now available!

You can check the new features in the list below or use the API Changes webpage for more details.

Geocoding & Places API V1.2.10

  • Bugfix: Fixed HTTP 500 on certain /places/by-position requests.

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