Technology provides us with maps, GPS systems, software, and applications to assist us in these calculations. For greater efficiency, developers are creating APIs for distances.
What is a Distance API
A distance API is a set of commands that assist computer applications in determining addresses, zip locations, cities, longitudes, and latitudes of different places. The API works in a very simplified way. First, a developer must request an API key that grants access to every action performed on the API.
These kinds of APIs are typically built on REST, RESTFUL, SOAP, or Graphql architectural styles. REST is the most common of them all. The API uses HTTPS request methods to post, retrieve, update, and delete files from the API servers.
Users of the Distance APIs
Travel Companies – Travel agencies use the APIs to determine the distance between various locations. Such computations help them in knowing different time zones, expected travel time, departure and arrival times.
Flight Business – The aviation industry uses the API to determine the best routes for optimal profitability. In-plane malfunctions, pilots use the API to know the closest runways for unexpected landings.
The API helps to calculate the flight time and distances between cities and airports. The API allows in communicating expected flight arrivals time in the event of delays.