Geoapify news and updates

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Stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates about the Geoapify Location Platform.

This is your go-to source for information on new features, important announcements, and other helpful resources related to Geoapify.

July 2023

10 July 2023

Introducing Plus Codes for Enhanced Geocoding

We're excited to announce the integration of Plus Codes into our Geocoding API! With this update, the Geocoding API response now includes Plus Codes, a convenient way to encode locations.

In addition, the Geocoding API now accepts Plus Codes as input and returns the corresponding address information. This means you can utilize Plus Codes as an alternative to traditional address formats, simplifying the geocoding process and improving the overall user experience.

7 July 2023

Enhanced Autocomplete: French Department Code Support

We're delighted to introduce an exciting enhancement to our autocomplete feature! With the latest update, when using autocomplete with bias or filter set to France, the API returns French Department by the corresponding French Department code. For example, if you send "08" as an input for the Autocomplete API, it will return "Ardennes, France."

To enable this feature, set the "bias=countrycode:fr" or "filter=countrycode:fr" parameter. Here is an example URL:

May 2023

9 May 2023

Introducing New Categories to Our Places API for Enhanced Social Inclusion

We're excited to announce the addition of several new categories to our Places API! These new categories include "service.social_facility", "service.social_facility.shelter", "", "service.social_facility.clothes", "amenity.give_box", "", and "amenity.give_box.books".

The "service.social_facility" category includes locations that provide social services to people in need, such as counseling, support groups, and other types of assistance. The sub-categories under this category, such as "shelter", "food", and "clothes", help to specify the type of assistance provided by each location. Here is an example of an API URL:,49.11083222569353,2.6462152224779167,48.65832480785126&limit=20&apiKey=YOUR_API_KEY

The "amenity.give_box" category includes locations where people can donate or leave items for others to take for free, such as books or food items. The sub-categories under this category, such as "food" and "books", specify the types of items that are available for donation. Here is an example of an API URL:,48.914334683358526,2.4285652756822813,48.78963839210784&limit=20&apiKey=YOUR_API_KEY

We believe that these new categories will help developers to create more comprehensive and inclusive applications that cater to the needs of a wider audience. We're excited to see the innovative ways in which our customers will utilize these new categories in their location-based applications.

November 2022

7 November 2022

We've added a new category that will help you find places that produce something

The new "production" category and its "production.factory", "production.winery", "production.brewery", "production.cheese", "production.pottery" subcategories are available now in Places API.

For example, you can query all breweries in Munich now:

This will return:

Breweries in Munich with Places API

October 2022

24 October 2022

Improved navigation in the API Documentation

We've made navigation in our API Documentation portal easier and more convenient. In the API Documentation, you can read the detailed documentation for our APIs and try them without registration.

Go to API Documentation >>

September 2022

28 September 2022

New code samples generator

We've made the API Playground even better. You can now generate code samples in the playground, including CURL, JavaScript, Node.js, Python, and more:

Code samples in the API Playground

Try it out >>

20 September 2022

Timezones added

We've added information about time zones to the Geocoding / Reverse Geocoding / Address Autocomplete / Place Details results. The time zone data includes names, time zone offsets for standard and daylight saving times, and abbreviations. Here is an example of a time zone object:

  "timezone": {
    "name": "Europe/London",
    "offset_STD": "+00:00",
    "offset_STD_seconds": 0,
    "offset_DST": "+01:00",
    "offset_DST_seconds": 3600,
    "abbreviation_STD": "GMT",
    "abbreviation_DST": "BST"

You can test the functionality with Geocoding API Playground >>

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