Top Reverse Geocoding APIs

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Reverse Geocoding API

About reverse geocoding APIs

Find the largest or nearest city or nearest street address to a latitude and longitude location with reverse geocoding APIs.

What is a reverse geocoding API?

A reverse geocoding application programming interface (API) is a web service. It enables developers to add to their mapping applications reverse geocoding features. The end-user will be able to search a latitude and longitude location and obtain the exact street address or largest or nearest city.

How does a reverse geocoding API work?

An API reverse geocoding web service uses endpoints to receive requests and return responses. The API service provider issues an API key to the developer. The key tracks the number of requests made to the service.

The HTTPS GET method is how requests are made. The API returns responses in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format.

Who is a reverse geocoding API for?

APIs for reverse geocoding are for developers that want to quickly add reverse geocoding functionality to their applications without having to learn the complete code or write it out.

Businesses in the mapping industry including GPS software manufacturers, supply chain logistics, delivery companies, tourism, and others also will find APIs with reverse geocoding helpful.

Why is an API for reverse geocoding important?

An API for reverse geocoding is important because the latitude and longitude of an area remain the same. This makes it a reliable way to locate streets, landmarks, and other places.

When businesses deliver products or bill a commercial customer, knowing just the street address may not be sufficient. The customer may have several buildings on the commercial property, one for administration, another for accepting deliveries, and another for packaging. Having the precise building address for the latitude and longitude location may help avoid confusion and expedite delivery processes.

What can you expect from an API for reverse geocodes?

Developers can expect to bring their interactive mapping applications to market faster when they use APIs for reverse geocoding. Businesses can expect to get more accurate and detailed responses to their queries.

Are there examples of free reverse geocoding APIs?

RapidAPI’s Marketplace lists several free APIs. Reverse Geocoding and Geolocation Service by Noggle is a free API that allows developers to embed the functionality to locate the largest city or nearest one to the latitude to longitude location.

Another free reverse geocoding API is Opencage Geocoder by Opencage. In addition, to reverse geocoding, the API can look up the street address and obtain the latitude and longitude of that location (forward geocoding.)

Best Reverse Geocoding APIs

  1. MapTiles
  2. Telize
  3. Spott
  4. Opencage geocoder
  5. Google Maps Geocoding
  6. TrueWay Matrix
  7. YandexGeocoder

Reverse Geocoding API SDKs

All Reverse Geocoding APIs are supported and made available in multiple developer programming languages and SDKs including:

  1. Node.js
  2. PHP
  3. Python
  4. Ruby
  5. Objective-C
  6. Java (Android)
  7. C# (.NET)
  8. cURL

Just select your preference from any API endpoints page.

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