Convert GPS coordinates into a readable address
Reverse geocoding is a process of converting geographic coordinates (latitude and longitude) into a human-readable address (such as country, state, city, and postal code ) with a high level of accuracy.
The reverse geocoding API is commonly used in location-based web and mobile apps. The most common use cases are hyper-localised content, customer/ads targeting, geoblocking, online games, mobile asset tracking, business intelligence, online fraud detection/security and many more.
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Use cases of the Client-side Reverse Geocoding APIs
Increase your user engagement and conversion by localising your web content based on the location of the user.
Deliver high converting campaigns and messaging by optimising the promotion based on the location of the customers.
Increase your campaign engagement by delivering location-based interactive digital content and messaging.
Build an efficient location-based ad network to deliver hyper-local ads and campaigns.
Use accurate location data from the user to detect online fraud or suspicious activities.
Geoblock your digital content and avoid digital data theft and breaching copyrights rules in different regions.
Customise your digital content or service functionalities based on the user's location to adhere to different state laws and protect your business from legalities. Especially for online games, content and digital services.
BigDataCloud’s reverse geocoding API uses unique geocoding methods to derive super accurate rich locality information from a point location coordinates at a submillisecond response time.
The geocoder is the first to deliver administrative/non-administrative boundaries-based results. This makes the API a perfect fit for determining locality areas such as a suburb, city, state or country, rather than a street address.
BigDataCloud’s reverse geocoding API is much faster compared to other providers and has excellent support even for less populated areas.
Key Features of Free Client-side Reverse Geocoding API
FAST, ACCURATE & FREE
Free Client-side Reverse Geocoding API
The Free Client-side Reverse Geocoding API is the only reverse geocoding API in the market that is free to use without any throttling or query limitations.
The API is best suited for resolving your customer’s current latitude and longitude coordinates into a readable address on the client side.
Fast Response Time
Unprecedented fast response time (sub-millisecond) and no rate limiting
Provides detailed locality information of a user in 147 common world languages
Full postal code level accuracy for the US, Great Britain, and Australia (partial for other countries)
Full global coverage, including seas and oceans
Superior Accuracy and High Data Granularity
Delivers Administrative/non-administrative boundaries-based rich locality data. The geocoder data is updated weekly, while the IP Geolocation data is updated daily.
Unique IP geolocation fall-back
In absence of geo-coordinates, the API will automatically use the client’s IP address for the location. It is backed up by the world's most accurate next-generation IP Geolocation technology (patent pending)
Better than 99.999% availability
Enterprise-grade redundant infrastructure. Operated from eight geographically diverse data centres across the globe
Friendly with GDPR and GDPR-like privacy laws
The client-side implementation of the API makes it a favourable option for businesses to identify their users in the most privacy-friendly manner possible.
There is no contract, no hidden fees, and no account required. The free client-side reverse geocoding API can be used for both commercial and non-commercial purposes. However, our Fair Use Policy should be met.
Responsive email customer support to help you successfully implement the API.
The blazingly fast response time, combined with the high-quality accurate location data, allows you to deliver location-based features on mobile or web with no compromise on data quality.
There is no need for an API key or account creation in order to use the API. This makes it super easy to implement on your project and worry less about API key security.
The client-side implementation of the API enables you to process user’s location data on the client’s device making your application GDPR compliant and more secure.
When the user does not share their geographical coordinates with your app or website, the API automatically uses the client’s IP address to resolve its location. This reduces the need to implement additional APIs and logic in your system. The API can become a useful extension of existing web and mobile geolocation APIs.