Geocoding is the process of taking an address or name of a place and converting it into latitude and longitude values. The Mapbox Geocoding API allows you to performs two types of geocoding: forward geocoding and reverse geocoding.
Forward geocoding converts text into geographic coordinates. For example, forward geocoding turns the address
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW into coordinate values of
Reverse geocoding converts geographic coordinates into a text description, for example, turning
-77.050,38.889 into the address
2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW.
You can access the Mapbox Geocoding API directly, or by using one of several wrapper libraries to integrate it into applications across platforms.
Mapbox plugins and wrapper libraries that can be used to initiate geocoding requests: