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.