TomTom’s Location History API enables us to safely store and retrieve the locations and movements of tracked devices.

Construction is an asset-heavy industry. Equipment varies wildly in make and model — some equipment is easy to monitor using existing Internet of things (IoT) sensors and data dashboards. But other equipment — including legacy equipment — comes without connectivity, making it difficult to track. Replacing such equipment is expensive, but fortunately, there’s another solution.

TomTom’s Location History API enables us to safely store and retrieve the locations and movements of tracked devices. As developers, there are a plethora of ways we could use the Location History API (primarily the Objects Service and the Position History Service) to build…


We’ll explore how easy it is to create a maps plugin that enables users to add maps to their website.

When customers seek up-to-date information, their first port of call is typically the company website. Many small businesses realize the benefits of including tools and information on their site, such as maps of their locations to help customers plan their route to the nearest store, but believe this is too complex.

Owners of small retailers, like pizza shops, cafés, and other physical stores, need to add and update map information. This could be when a new location opens up, or for something as small as a change in hours, or closures for holidays. Ideally, they don’t want to call their…


We’ll review how to program a taxi summoning service using the TomTom Location History & Routing APIs.

Taxis were the most popular driver service before ridesharing services existed. But taxis lack the ease of use — for customers and drivers — that ridesharing services offer. If customers are not near a taxi, they have to search for a company’s phone number, call and speak to dispatch, and hope that there is a driver available.

A phone call is not always convenient. A customer at a hotel may be traveling outside their country without cell service, requiring them to speak to the concierge to find transportation. …


We’ll create a sample Quasar application and create a route with restrictions for trucks using TomTom’s truck routing API.

Maps enhance web applications across all industries, telling stories and answering questions, all while helping customers find your business. Quasar applications are no exception. With TomTom, you can add advanced location technology to your Quasar app in just a few minutes. TomTom’s easy-to-use maps enhance user experience.

In this tutorial, we create a sample Quasar application. Its JSON file contains example store location information we render on a TomTom map using markers. We then create a route with restrictions for trucks using TomTom’s truck routing API. …


With a little JavaScript, we’ll use the TomTom POI Details API to create a simple map web page that highlights different pizza shops around Seattle and allows users to explore each business in finer detail.

TomTom Search API v6 helps developers access Detailed Points of Interest (POI) information. Examples include a store’s ratings and reviews, opening hours, and photos. This adds value to map-based applications, enhancing user experience with detailed information about each POI.

This article uses TomTom POI Details API to create a simple map web page that highlights different pizza shops around Seattle and allows users to explore each business in finer detail. To follow this tutorial, you just need to know some JavaScript.

POI DETAILS EXAMPLE

The regular search API already returns basic information and points of interest. This information includes business name, contact information…


With the release of TomTom Maps SDK for Web v6, you can now edit base map styles and traffic layer styles. We’ll show how quick it is to create a map with multiple layers, and how to customize the look for each layer.

TomTom’s Map Styler has long been the easiest way to style our maps. While the default look of TomTom maps is pleasing to the eye, sometimes it’s necessary to adjust the look of a map to match a website’s branding, or just to have a little bit of fun.

With the release of TomTom Maps SDK for Web V6, you can now edit base map styles and traffic layer styles. Plus, you can layer styles together when editing points of interest (POIs). …


Here are five ways to customize your map using TomTom Maps APIs to stand out from the crowd.

The way your map looks and feels doesn’t just affect the visual appeal, but also the user experience. An unfamiliar or confusing map experience can make it difficult for on-demand users to engage with the application properly. To set users up for success instead, here are five ways to customize your map using TomTom Maps APIs to stand out from the crowd, and keep your customers and clients happy — or just have some fun and level up your next project!

SELECT A STYLE

The first step in customizing your map is selecting a style. The TomTom Map Styler offers 21 different map…


April was a month with some fun news as we refreshed our Map Display API. We also had some new tutorials in the form of blogs, videos, and webinars on all things ETA and last mile. Take a look at what our developer advocates and location experts were up to this month to help users make the most of location technology in their apps and beyond.

TOMTOM DEVELOPER BLOGS

Our tutorials this month ranged from using the Routing API with JavaScript to adding TomTom maps to a React app, while Search API Product Manager Maarten Clements shared about his career journey and gave an in-depth look at trends and opportunities for developers in search. Read on!

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY WITH THE NEW LOOK & FEEL OF OUR MAP DISPLAY API

This month, the TomTom Map Display API got an update! This new map style includes changes like brand-new colors, natural features, organized POIs, and improved street labels. Learn more about this update & how it changes your map. Read more here.


Introducing fresh maps with a brand new colors & detailed natural features

The beauty of mapping is often capturing the many nuances of the Earth’s surface — these nuances allow us to see the globe more clearly, and allow us to be mobile and explore. Without maps over the ages, our exploration and innovations in travel and transport would not be possible. This Earth Day, it’s right to acknowledge the many changes which affect our one and only home — climate, infrastructure, natural events, and numerous others — by releasing an update to the visual component of our maps.

Beginning in May, our Map Display API will show from vast forest areas…


We’ll explore how to add TomTom web maps to a sample React application using Hooks and function components.

Mapping and location-based apps are exploding in popularity. It’s challenging to think of modern web apps and sites that don’t use maps somehow. Fortunately, it’s simple to add detailed, interactive maps to web apps using the TomTom Maps SDK for JavaScript.

As the most-used front-end framework, React seems to be a good choice for mapping-heavy web apps. React’s excellent performance is one reason it’s so popular — and it owes much of that performance to its virtual DOM. …

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