MapFan API

Digital maps for enterprises and other organizations that need unique location
and mapping services

The MapFan API is a map information distribution service that can be used for displaying maps and searching for routes and addresses on web systems and websites. This highly customizable API provides the same tried-and-true route search feature that’s relied upon every day in car navigation systems, as well as a rich variety of mapping options to meet the unique needs of any organization.
Our Japan map data services were among the first to support international map information to meet the needs of the growing number of foreign tourists in Japan, and can now display place and building/facility names in 14 languages. This powerful multilingual capability allows any organization to support applications for users from around the world.

Features

1 Various devices supported

Our map and location information can be used with a variety of devices, such as computers, smartphones, tablets, and digital signs.

2 An always up-to-date map

Our map is updated 12 times a year and reflects the opening of expressways and large facilities as soon as possible, thereby providing the latest map.

3 Maps support 14 languages for international users

MapFan API for Japan offers a map that supports 14 languages. For details, please contact us.

4 Full-fledged route search

MapFan API offers a full-fledged route search feature that is used in car navigation systems and the MapFan smartphone app and allows users to specify a variety of routing conditions.

5 OSS supported

Our map and location information can be used from various devices, such as PCs, smartphones, tablets, and digital signs.

6 VICS information supported

Traffic information can be displayed on a real-time basis in the MapFan API. Traffic data is sourced from the Vehicle Information and Communication System (VICS) Center.

7 Printing of the map and the use of cache

Our maps can be printed free of charge as long as they are used in-house. Map data cache can be used with an optional contract. For more information, please contact us.

Usage Scenarios

MapFan API can be used in a wide range of scenarios, including websites, in-house IT systems, and outdoor digital signs.

Major Features of MapFan API for Japan

Maps

Map display

Map tile images (in WMTS format) for JavaScript, usable in web browsers and static map images.
It is possible to acquire map tile images (WMTS format) for JavaScript operated on browsers and still map images allowing size specification.

Icon/Graphic display

Any image and graphic can be rendered on the map.

Map style change

The default map style can be changed to any of a wide variety of standard map styles.

  • StandardStandard
  • GrayscaleGrayscale
  • Antique mapAntique map
  • Retro gameRetro game

For more information about other styles, please contact us.

CONTACT

Route Search

Route search

API users can search for driving routes.

Route search for Large vehicle restriction

API users can search for detours with large vehicle restrictions taken into consideration.
* Roads that can be avoided include: tunnels, roads beneath elevated roads, bridges, underpasses
* Supported areas: Tokyo; Osaka, Osaka; Nagoya, Aichi; and base roads (two lanes or more) across Japan, such as national and prefectural roads

Pedestrian route search

API users can search for pedestrian routes.

VICS traffic congestion considered route search (optional feature)

API users can search for faster routes to the destination with VICS traffic congestion information taken into consideration.

Multi-stop route search

API users can specify a start point, a destination, and multiple stop (via) points along the way and then search for efficient routes.
Up to 30 via points can be specified.

Specified area route search

API users can search for routes that are within a specified area, and avoid a specified area.

  • Route search 1
  • Route search 2

Various Searches

Address search

API users can obtain latitude and longitude information of corresponding to points from address strings.

Address hierarchy search

API users can search for address information that includes prefectures, municipalities and towns/blocks in a hierarchical manner.

Reverse address lookup search

API users can use latitude and longitude information to find address information.

Postal code search

API users can search for address information that matches a postal code.

Train station search

API users can search for information on a train station that matches a station name string.

Nearest train station search

API users can use latitude and longitude coordinates to find the nearest train stations.

Train station hierarchy search

API users can search for train station information, including railroad companies and line names, in a hierarchical manner.

Place search

API users can use a string to find place information (facility information). It is also possible to search Town Page Data for more detailed information.
* Town Page Data is optional, additional cost feature.

Neighboring place search

API users can use latitude and longitude coordinates to find neighboring place information (facility information).
It is also possible to search Town Page Data for more detailed information.
* Town Page Data is optional, additional cost feature.

Major Features of MapFan API for ASEAN Countries

Available for map display and route search for 10 ASEAN countries

Route searches extending across 10 ASEAN country borders are now available.

Vector / Raster map delivery

For Vector maps, map expression customization is available, including three dimensional and rotary displays.

City maps for major cities

Detailed city maps are provided that support building and pedestrian network shapes for cities in six ASEAN countries as shown below:
(Bangkok map, Pattaya map, Chonburi map, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya map, Rayong, Si Racha map, Chiang Mai map, Phuket map, Nonthaburi map, Samut Prakan map, Pathumthani map, Kuala Lumpur map, Johor Baharu map, Georgetown map, Penang map, Ipoh map, Jakarta map, Bandung map, Surabaya map, Denpasar map, Bogor map, Yogyakarta map, Bekasi map, Depok map, Tangerang Selatan map, Tangerang map, Singapore map, Metro Manila map, Davao map, Ho Chi Minh City map)

Area

10 ASEAN countries : Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, Laos

Contents

Map : Map display (vector/raster), icon/drawing, language selection (local language+English)

Route : Route search (condition settings), route information (distance), via point setting, route shape, patrol route, area avoidance route

* Available conditions may be different depending on the country

Update frequency:Two times per year, normally January and July. Timing can differ depending on the country.

Other materials

  • API specification, JavaScript sample code, contracts, user policy
  • Note: This API product is still a beta release version. You are able to evaluate it with a test license, so please ask for more details.