Query for geographical places across countries. Each query will return a list of place suggestions, which consists of a place name, descriptive name and id.
This API returns geographical information such as countries, capitals, administrative areas and more. It is ideal for correctly identifying a place along with any other details like geolocation.
Implementing Place Autocomplete
Extracting the full information of a place is a 2 step process:
- Retrieve place suggestions via /places
- Retrieve the entire place with the ID provided in the suggestion
Each place suggestion contains a descriptive name which you can provide to users to uniquely idenfity a place.
You can make up to 3000 requests to the autocomplete API within a 5 minute span. The HTTP Header contains information on your current rate limit.
|The maximum number of requests that can be made in 5 minutes|
|The remaining requests within the current rate limit window|
|The time when the rate limit window resets in Unix Time (seconds) or UTC Epoch seconds|
This API currently does not affect your balance. However, resolving a suggestion into a full place requires a paid request.
Please note, this API is not intended as a standalone free resource. Integrations that consistently make autocomplete requests without a paid request to resolve an place may be disrupted via tightened rate limits.