The following table describes the parameters needed to make a Hosted Data request. Refer to the Data Sets section below to see what types of MapQuest-hosted data sets are available for searching. Also, with a MapQuest account, you upload your custom data sets to the MapQuest Data Manager and search them by using a Hosted Data request.
|The name of the Data Manager table to search.|
|The SQL WHERE clause to query the data; used to narrow down the results.|
|The second portion of the WHERE clause; used to narrow down the results.|
|The list of fields to return with each result. All fields will be returned if this parameter is not passed into the request.|
The following are examples of a Hosted Data Request which only return POI results within the city of Denver. It is also customized to only return the name, address, city, and state fields.
Note: When querying your own hosted Data Manager tables, it is recommended that field names are entered in lowercase. Otherwise, you may encounter errors related to the field names.
?hostedData=mqap.ntpois|city ILIKE ?|denver|name,address,city,state
|mqap.ntpois||Default data set of approximately 13.5 million Points of Interest for the U.S. and Canada.||Free|
|mqap.internationalpois||Data set of Points of Interest outside of the U.S. and Canada.||Free|
|mqap.uspostalcodes||Zip codes of the United States.||Free|
|mqap.geonttowns||Data set containing locations of city centers.||Free|
|mqap.usstateboundaries||Data set containing US state boundaries information.||Free|