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The Trimble Maps Development Platform offers a wide range of RESTful APIs you can use to retrieve location information, calculate PC*MILER practical miles, generate routes for commercial vehicles, render maps, and much more. The table below can help you find the best API for many common tasks.

APIs listed in light blue text are included in our free trial when you request an API key. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about a particular feature or the licensing required to use it.

Location

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Get basic location information, including address and GPS coordinates.Single Search API docs
How to guide
Get detailed location information, including site boundaries, truck entrances and exits, and facility information.Places API docs
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Get a posted speed limit for a road.Reverse Geocoding API docs
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Feature guide

Routing

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Calculate PC*MILER mileage for freight rating and billing.Mileage Report API docs
How to guide
Calculate the time and distance between all possible pairs in a list of origins and destinations.Route Matrix API docs
Feature guide
Calculate a truck route path for a trip.Route PathAPI docs - GET, POST, Report
How to guide
Calculate a truck route with HOS stops, and real-time monitoring of ETAs and other trip events.Trip Management API docs
How to guide
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Calculate and optimize routes for multiple vehicles based on factors including order flow, stop locations, time windows, and available drivers and assets.Multi-Vehicle Routing API docs

Mapping

(Also see our JavaScript Maps SDK and Mobile Maps SDK if you need customizable, interactive maps with commercial vehicle routing.)

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Generate a static map for display.Map Tile API docs
Draw a route on a map.Map Routes API docs
Retrieve the coordinates for an isochrone map—the locations that can be reached from a center point within a specified driving time in minutes.Drive Time Polygon (Isochrones) API docs

Other

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Calculate greenhouse gas emissions for a route.Mileage Report API docs
Feature guide
Calculate the cost of a route, including tolls.Mileage Report API docs
Feature guide
Manage your fleet’s CoPilot licenses.Account Manager API docs
Last updated November 29, 2022.
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