List of the best APIs to provide directions and distances between locations.
Calculate distances and travel time between cities, addresses, postcodes or airports. Geocoding, car or foot directions, airline and many more data included.
US Zipcode, County, City, and State Boundaries API:A simple & very fast API that will allow you to integrate multiple GeoJson US boundaries results into your apps and systems.This API is designed to be used programmatically for optimal performance.
Use Great Circle Mapper to calculate the air distance and flight time between all airports worldwide.
Route optimization & dispatching of multiple vehicles and multiple stops. Use TrackRoad API to optimize 100's of stops in seconds, distance calculation, turn-by-turn directions, and geocoding. Real-time asset tracking & two-way texting are provided using either web interface, free iPhone app or Android app. Routing features include intelligent dispatching, multiple region routing, time window, load capacity balancing, auto address geocoding, highlighted route maps and much more.
Get a geo coordinates from its address, or determine the address from the coordinates.
Vehicle Route Planning , Delivery Plan , VRP ,Vehicle Dispatch , Route plan ,Route Optimization, Dispatch , Delivery management
With digitization, everything has been made easy. The use of software to solve problems is a practice that is embraced in different parts of the world. Direction APIs is a resource that allows people to find routes and calculate the distance from one location to another. The API uses HTTP requests.
A direction request in the output form of JSON and XML is sent. It uses URLs that enquires for direction. The URLs have limited characters and must be appropriately coded. Proper coding ensures that the URLs are valid and can be used.
Using the HTTP ensures that a user’s application is secure. Sensitive information may be transmitted to the application, including a users’ location when trying to trace a location. HTTP prevents such information from being manipulated.
At times, it is not possible to access the directions APIs through HTTP. In that case, some parameters can be used to achieve the result. The parameters indicate calculated routes preferred by different modes of transport and the traffic information.
The direction service then responds by using the geocode string that converts an address or a specific location into latitude and longitude coordinates and drags the map route. This way, a user can see how the route looks and make decisions based on data.
Mobile application developers and websites form the larger part of direction APIs consumers. They use the application programming interface to build data that can tell direction using the maps provided by Google maps. The parameters provided by the software provide a fundamental basis on which they can develop these applications without starting from scratch.
The other group is mobile users who include motorists, especially in delivery services. They use maps to find the direction of different places. This group is the greatest beneficiary of directions APIs as they are the target market by developers and websites.
With time, it is expected that the direction API will improve in accuracy as the world maps change. Map SDK for android, maps embed API, and Maps SDK for iOS are examples of free directions API.
All Directions APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:
Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.
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