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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