MapData Services QuickMap® API

Overview

There is an ever increasing need for developers to create a wide variety of Location Based Solutions and Applications. From simple store locators to complex visualisation applications creating mash ups of Big Data and Maps providing both business and location context.

The MDS QuickMap® API is a suite of Online API’s that enable developers to create engaging web and mobile applications. It includes geocoding, Address Auto-Complete, Directions, Base Maps and Spatial Data Services that provide access to some of Australia’s premier datasets.

Access

Access to the QuickMap® API require a client license and security credentials. For more information, or to get an evaluation, please contact MapData Services.

The Data

These API’s can be used to access to MapData Services high value data sets such as PSMA, Natural Hazards and geodemographics. Also, the API’s can host Customer data such as Sales, Insurance or Banking Information.

The API’s

Geocode: QuickLocate®

The MapData Services Geocode API is a HTTP Web service which takes address information and provides a validated address with geographical coordinates and Statistical Areas.

The converse operation is also available, i.e. take a geographical coordinate and translate that into an address.

The API can also take a GNAF Property ID and translate that into an address.

The Geocode API is powered by PSMA GNAF Australian and NZPost GeoPAF New Zealand Addresses.

Context

The MapData Services Context API is a HTTP Web service which takes address information and provides a validated address with geographical coordinates, Statistical Areas and High Value data sets such as: Risk Frontiers Address Risk Rating information; Flood Exclusion Zone information; and National Flood Index information.

The converse operation is also available, i.e. take a geographical coordinate and translate that into an address.

The API can also take a GNAF Property ID and translate that into an address.

The Context API is powered by PSMA GNAF Australian and NZPost GeoPAF New Zealand Addresses.

Directions: QuickRoute®

The MapData Services Directions API is a Soap Web service which calculates directions between locations. Directions may specify origins, destinations and waypoints as geographical coordinates.

This service is generally used for calculating directions for to and from addresses and displaying on a Map.

The Directions API is powered by MapData Services value added PSMA and LINZ Road and topography data.

Tile

The MapData Services Tile API is a HTTP Web service that serves raster data in small pieces known as “tiles”. You will need to use a mapping API, such as the following, in order to combine the tiles to get a more complete view of the raster data.

  • Open Layers
  • Leaflet
  • Esri Javascript API
  • Google Maps API
  • Bing Maps API

MDS Tile API provides Tiles in the Mercator projection for 18 levels/Scales based on the Bing Maps Tile System standard.

The Tile API is powered by MapData Services value added PSMA and LINZ Road and topography data.

The Base Maps include:

  • MDS Foundation Map. Our premier detailed base map for GIS enthusiasts. Uses authoritative data from PSMA and LINZ
  • MDS Foundation Map Greyscale. Our premier detailed base map for GIS enthusiasts as a Greyscale. Uses authoritative data from PSMA and LINZ

Static Map

The MapData Services Static Map API is a Soap Web service lets you embed a Base Map image on your website.

The Static Map API is powered by MapData Services value added PSMA and LINZ Road and topography data.

The Base Maps include:

  • MDS Foundation Map. Our premier detailed base map for GIS enthusiasts. Uses authoritative data from PSMA and LINZ

Features: QuickFeatures®

The MapData Services Features API is a HTTP Web service enables our clients to perform spatial searches on their information. The Features API allows web or mobile applications to view markers or clusters of Markers on a map or webpage.

The MDS Client Portal allows clients to manage their own data stored in the Features API.

Custom datasets can also be added to the Features API. Contact MDS for further information.

Place

The MapData Services Place API is a HTTP Web service that returns information about Places, such as Addresses or Points of Interest across Big Data sets. Place requests return locations with latitude and longitude coordinates where available.

The Place API allows the user to perform free text searches filter, cluster and perform calculation functions such as Sum and Total on requests.

The Place: Suggest API is powered by PSMA GNAF and GNAF Lite Australian and NZPost GeoPAF New Zealand Addresses.

Custom datasets can also be added to the Place API. Contact MDS for further information.

Shape

The MapData Services Shape API is a HTTP Web service that returns Polygon information and its associated attributes, such as demographic or other variables. Shape requests return polygons as latitude and longitude coordinates.

The Shape API allows the user to apply spatial filters on requests such as polygon, nearby and bounding box.

Custom datasets can also be added to the Shape API. Contact MDS for further information.