Third-Party API Keys works as an intermediary to integrate your app with other app or web services. WP Maps let you manage or integrate with different custom web mapping services like Google Maps, MapBox, and ArcGIS in an accurate and secure way to fetch location adequately.
Tiles API: Map Tile API allows you to request map tile images for all regions in the world. These map tiles, when combined in a grid, form a complete map of the world using the Mercator projection.
The map tiles show different types of map information such as base map, aerial map, and traffic information. In addition, it assists obtaining metadata information about specific tiles, filter POI tiles based on their categories, and show different map views depending on the geopolitical views for that location.
In WP Maps, Google Maps, MapBox, and ArcGIS are used for tiles API. You can choose any of the services for your store.
Place API: The Place API is a service that retrieves information about places using HTTP requests. Places are defined within this API as establishments, geographic locations, or prominent points of interest. The place requests through API are available for the following scope:
- Place Search
- Place Address
- Query Geometry
In WP Maps, Google Maps, and Mapbox are used for place API. You can choose any of the services for your store.
Direction API: The Directions API is a service that calculates directions between locations in order to search for directions for several modes of transportation, including transit, driving, walking, or cycling with the shortest routes to reach the location. A route is getting from an initial location to a specific destination. This web service provides us with information for different transport modes, waypoints, and travel times.*
In WP Maps, Google Maps, and MapBox are used for direction API. You can choose any of the services for your store.
Please refer to Third Party API Keys setup to configure.
Visit the following links to get an API to integrate with your desirable web maps services for Tiles, Place, and direction API.
MapBox (Tiles, Place and Direction API): https://docs.mapbox.com/help/how-mapbox-works/access-tokens/
ArcGIS (Tiles and Direction API): https://developers.arcgis.com/labs/rest/get-an-access-token/
Figure: WP Maps API Keys section