Open Flash Maps API


This is your source for information and resources available for the MapQuest Open Flash Maps API (based on data from OpenStreetMap). Here you can explore our tutorials, documentation, downloads and samples built specifically with open data.


Looking for our standard toolkits using licensed data? The JavaScript Maps API and Flash Maps API are available for your use.


Download the Open Flash Maps API version 7.1.5_OSM

The Open Flash Maps API version 7.1.5_OSM is available for download and features mapping,Open Geocoding API, Nominatim Search API, Open Directions API, and various other functionality we've incorporated to make building powerful, open data-based mapping applications easy.


Examples & Tutorials Using the Open Flash Maps API




In addition to displaying the MapQuest-OSM tiles, the Open Flash Maps API includes functionality for adding POIs, routing, searching, geocoding, and more! The below is by no means a complete list of features included.



Adding basic POIs, custom POIs, and InfoWindows with their various configuration options are made easy with the Open Flash Maps API.



Like the Open Directions API, the Open Flash Maps API allows the developer to route between two or more locations using the shortest, fastest, bicycle or pedestrian options. Also available are the options to avoid certain road types, enable route dragging and ribbon customizations.


Searching and Geocoding

Both searching and geocoding can be done through the power of Nominatim. Search for a single address or multiple addresses and add the results to the map, or easily plot locations using latitude/longitude (reverse geocoding).


Nominatim Search


Documentation for the Open Flash Maps API

Visit our Developer's Guide page for information related to the Open Flash Maps API.


Open Forums

Visit our Open Forums to discuss and collaborate with other developers who use the Open Data APIs and Web Services.


OpenStreetMap data is licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).