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Routing API

Maptoolkit provides a powerful routing API


Every request have to be signed by an API key. For a detailed explanation click here.

Basic URL

To do a normal routing request from A to B call:

To do a map-matching request. E.g. match a route with the OSM street network and get a queuesheet for it, call:


The following HTTP parameters are needed:

Name Description
language Language of the instructions in ISO 639-1 codes (two letter).
routeType The vehicle for which the route should be calculated. Use car, bike or foot
weighting Special weighting of the routing. This is only available for the routeType bike and available options are networks (default), shortest and fastest.
point Specify multiple points for which the route should be calculated. The order is important. Specify at least two points. You can define as much points as you like. This is especially useful when doing a map-maptching request. HINT! use a POST request for this.
gpx Only available for map-matching. Specify a GPX file URL for which the route should be calculated.
voice_instructions This enables voice instructions for text to speech engines. The instructions attribute is extended with this instructions. 0=disabled, 1=enabled.
finish_instruction Set to 1 if you need a finish-instruction (with sign 4) in the instruction-list. default=0.
format Specifies the resulting format of the route:
json, the content type will be application/json. if a callback parameter is given the content type is application/javascript.
gpx, the content type will be applicaton/x-gpx.
kml, the content type will be applicaton/
callback jsonp callback function name
filename define a filename if the format parameter is gpx or kml



Name Description
info.took How many ms the request took on the server, of course without network latency taken into account.
paths An array of possible paths
paths[0].distance The overall distance of the route, in meter
paths[0].time The overall time of the route, in ms
paths[0].points The polyline encoded coordinates of the path. Order is lat,lon,elelevation
paths[0].bbox The bounding box of the route, format: minLon, minLat, maxLon, maxLat
paths[0].instructions Contains information about the instructions for this route. The last instruction is always the Finish instruction and takes 0ms and 0meter.
paths[0].instructions[0].text A description what the user has to do in order to follow the route. The language depends on the locale parameter.
paths[0].instructions[0].coordinate The first coordinate of the interval
paths[0].instructions[0].distance The distance for this instruction, in meter
paths[0].instructions[0].time The duration for this instruction, in ms
paths[0].instructions[0].interval An array containing the first and the last index (relative to paths[0].points) of the points for this instruction. This is useful to know for which part of the route the instructions are valid.
paths[0].instructions[0].sign A number which specifies the sign to show e.g. for right turn etc:
paths[0].instructions[0..n].voice_instructions [optional] Only available if the request parameter voice_instructions is defined. Contains information about the voice instructions for this route.
paths[0].instructions[0..n].voice_instructions.coordinate The coordinate for the voice instruction
paths[0].instructions[0..n].voice_instructions.text A description what the user has to do in order to follow the route. The language depends on the locale parameter.
paths[0].tags An object containing some addition tags for this instruction.
paths[0].tags.highway contains the highway-information for this instruction. The following values are available:
- motorway
- primary
- road for all secondary or tertiery streets
- street for every other street-type
- pedestrian
- cycleway
- path
- hiking for paths that are tagged especially for hiking
- mountain_hiking for hiking paths in the mountains
- other for all other
paths[0].tags.surface contains the surface-information for this instructions:
asphalt, paved, unpaved, natural, alpine or other


               "text":"Geradeaus auf K\u00e4rntner Stra\u00dfe",
               "tags:" {
                  "highway": "road",
                  "surface": "asphalt"
                     "text":"Geradeaus auf K\u00e4rntner Stra\u00dfe und in 120 Meter links abbiegen auf Philharmonikerstra\u00dfe"

Isochrone API

To request the available isochrone for a spezific point and radius make a request to our isochrone-API



Name Value Description
time Number time in seconds
point Number,Number String with the centerpoint in form of <lat>,<lng>
routeType String The vehicle for which the route should be calculated. Use car, bike or foot


The result is a polygon in form of list of coordinates.

[ [lat, lng], [lat, lng], ... ]