This article provides an overview of the Coordinates API from MapTiler. It describes individual path and query parameters, and it also shows how to search, transform, and export item objects. You will also learn how to work with Coordinates in MapTiler SDK. Lastly, there is plenty of information about EPSG.io.
To use the Coordinates API, you need to sign up for a MapTiler Cloud account and obtain an API key. This key is used to authenticate your requests and track usage.
About Coordinates API
The MapTiler Coordinates API is a service provided by MapTiler, which allows users to perform various operations related to geographical coordinates. This API enables developers to convert coordinates from one coordinate system to another, transform coordinates into readable addresses, and extract useful information from coordinates.
Some key features of the MapTiler Coordinates API include:
Coordinate Conversion: It offers the ability to convert coordinates between different geographical coordinate systems, such as converting latitude and longitude values from decimal degrees to degrees-minutes-seconds or vice versa.
Address Reverse Geocoding: It allows users to retrieve the corresponding address (including street name, city, country, etc.) based on a specific set of coordinates. This can be useful for many location-based applications, mapping services, or geocoding tools.
Geolocation Lookup: This feature allows users to determine the exact location of an IP address by providing the IP address as input. It provides details such as the latitude and longitude of the IP address's location, city, region, country, and even the ISP associated with that IP address.
Timezone Lookup: By providing coordinates, the API can return the time zone associated with those coordinates. This can be valuable for applications requiring accurate time-based calculations or displaying local time to users based on their coordinates.
MapTiler Coordinates API allows users to perform the following tasks:
- Search coordinate systems
- Transform coordinates
- SearchResult Object
- SearchItem Object
- Id Object
- ExportItem Object
- TransformationItem Object
- GridFile Object
- TransformResult Object
- XYZ Object
- Default Transformation Object
What is EPSG.io
EPSG.io is an open-source web service with a database of geographic coordinate systems used in maps worldwide. Any contribution from the online community is very welcome. The service is supported by MapTiler. So, if you notice any issue with functionality, open a helpdesk ticket or write a message to the public GitHub repository, or send a pull request with a fix: EPSG.io.
Working with geodetic datums, spatial reference systems, Earth ellipsoids, coordinates, coordinate transformations, and related units of measurement is a complex problem that requires an advanced set of tools. Overall, the MapTiler Coordinates API offers a comprehensive set of functionalities for working with geographical coordinates. It provides developers with the necessary tools to perform coordinate conversions, geocoding, reverse geocoding, IP geolocation, timezone lookup, and elevation lookup, making it easier to build location-aware applications or services.