Key usage

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itadmins@nortec...
Key usage

Hi,

I posted this yesterday but it seemingly was not approved and our account deleted. Can you confirm how we have to use keys for the nominatim service as the documentation does not state how to do this officially - http://open.mapquestapi.com/nominatim/#reverse

Also are nominatim queries included in the new 15,000 limit? If so how are these monitored?

Regards,

Michael


jonathan
Hmm, that's odd; I'm not
Hmm, that's odd; I'm not aware of any intentionally deleted accounts, but I apologize for the inconvenience regardless, as that should not have happened. Regarding keys for Nominatim, the service will use the 'key' parameter like our other services, so an example request would be: http://open.mapquestapi.com/nominatim/v1/search.php?key=[YOUR-KEY-GOES-HERE]&format=json&q=westminster+abbey Nominatim (and Xapi) will be made consistent with the rest of our Open Data APIs and SDKs and will be subject to the terms of the plans offered on the Developer Network. 15,000 transactions/month is the number of transactions offered in the Free plan and you will receive an e-mail alert when you have used approximately 80% of the transactions included in your plan.

itadmins@nortec...
Hi Jonathan,

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for the confirmation, that's what I thought but best to double check. It may have been some spam prevention as I accidentally tried to double post a similar post to this forum the other day?

Will we be able to monitor the number of requests through the management portal, I can see the Transaction Report Tab but this doesnt appear to be capturing our requests. Also will their be an API to be able to query the message/transaction count? We could automatically poll this once a day to see how far we are near the limit rather than wait for an 80% email.

Just to confirm our requests are going out like:

http://open.mapquestapi.com/nominatim/v1/reverse?key=[KEY-HERE]&format=xml&lat=51.638057&lon=0.385037&zoom=18&addressdetails=0

Thanks,

Michael


jonathan
Thanks for reaching out to us
Thanks for reaching out to us! You will be able to see your transaction usage through our reporting tool, however, we haven't fully implemented the key requirement yet, so Nominatim usage is not yet showing up on the reporting tool. Your sample request is the correct way to submit a key for Nominatim. At this point there are no plans to offer a public API to query transaction usage, though like I said the reporting tool will be updated to show usage once the key requirement for Nominatim has been fully implemented. Also, your AppKey gets you access to our Geocoding API or Open Geocoding API, both of which offer reverse geocode functionality as well, so those might be worth a look.

chavlin
rate limit?

Hi there! New Nominatim user here! I figured it'd be easier to piggyback on this thread:

Regarding the 15,000 transactions/month -- is there a rate limit on queries? My application needs to geocode several hundred locations. I won't be coming anywhere close to the 15,000 transactions/month, but is there a limit to how frequently I can send a query (for example, 1 request per second)? Does that change if I'm sending a single request vs a batch request? Couldn't find any mention of this in the usage policy.

Thanks! And thanks for providing the API!


MQBrianCoakley
Send as many as you want -
Send as many as you want - queued up. This is a shared service not meant for batch processing so respect the others using it.