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Search APIs

Use Radar's search APIs to search data in Radar, including addresses, places, and geofences.


First, sign up for Radar and get an API key.

Then, call one of the search APIs below, either directly or using the SDK.

From there, use the APIs to build location features in your app or website, such as store locators, address autocomplete, or delivery tracking.


Address autocomplete#

Use the address autocomplete API to autocomplete partial addresses.

This endpoint is best for partial addresses. For complete addresses, call the forward geocoding API instead.

Use cases for this endpoint include autocompleting partial addresses for checkout forms or store locators.

See the autocomplete API reference here.

Address validation#

Use the address validation API to validate complete structured addresses.

Use cases for this endpoint include verifying addresses or suggesting mailable addresses for checkout forms or delivery.

See the address validation API reference here.

Places search#

Use the places search API to search for places near a location, filtered by chain (e.g., mcdonalds) or category (e.g., airport).

Use cases for this endpoint include nearby search.

See the places search API reference here.

Geofences search#

Use the geofences search API to search for geofences near a location, filtered by tag.

Use cases for this endpoint include store locators, assuming you've imported your stores as geofences.

See the geofences search API reference here.


Radar's search APIs incorporate both open and commercial datasets for maximum coverage at an affordable price relative to alternatives.

The following table describes data coverage for search APIs, by country, for consumer use cases (e.g., store locators) and logistics use cases (e.g., ride sharing, delivery).


⬀Great data quality and availability
◐Good data quality and availability
β—―Approximate data quality and availability


Β Coarse (city-level) address autocompleteFine (address-level) address autocompletePlace detection and search
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ US (consumer)⬀⬀⬀
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ US (logistics)⬀⬀◐
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ CA (consumer)◐◐◐
πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ CA (logistics)◐◐◐
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK (consumer)◐◯◐
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ UK (logistics)◐◯◐
🌎 Other (consumer)◐◯◐
🌎 Other (logistics)◐◯◐


You can cache API responses for up to 30 days. For more information, see our terms of use here.

Report an issue#

The Radar team is constantly working to improve data coverage for our geocoding, search, and routing APIs. Bad response? Unexpected error? Report it here, and our team will fix it ASAP.


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