Advantage API Product White Paper 11/4/2005
Product White Paper
The Advantage API development environment provides maximum flexibility to build
customized location enabled applications in your preferred programming language. A
full API provides access to the complete Advantage feature set including optimized and
multi-point routing, style file management, geographic data management, and multiple
search paradigms, allowing developers to easily incorporate advanced location enabled
functionality into web and wireless applications deployed across their businesses.
Libraries include support for the leading programming languages including C++, Java,
COM (enabling Microsoft Visual Basic, ASP, ASP.NET), and ADP.
Since it’s based on a unified product architecture, Advantage API customers can easily
migrate to Advantage Enterprise to bring the entire solution into their data center for
enhanced control, security and performance.
Advantage API Product White Paper
Table of Contents
1 What is Advantage API?
2 Advantage API Features
3 System Architecture
7 Searching & Databases
8 Local Spatial Search Server
9 Geographic Coverage
10 Technical Specifications
11 The Bottom Line
What is Advantage API?
The Advantage API™ hosted service is a location technology platform that enables
developers to integrate anti-aliased maps, driving directions, geocoding, proximity
searching, and other location-based technologies into Web and desktop applications.
The Advantage API hosted service uses the advanced server technology of
MapQuest’s Advantage Enterprise solution.
Advantage API offers developers tools that can integrate advanced location-based
technology into applications using a robust, scalable development platform.
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