Glossary

Map Matching API

The Mapbox Map Matching API allows you to take recorded traces, such as the data from a GPS unit or phone, and snap them to the OpenStreetMap road and path network. This produces clean paths that can be displayed on a map or used for other analysis.

map matching

A sample Map Matching API request looks like:

https://api.mapbox.com/matching/v5/mapbox/driving/-117.17282,32.71204;-117.17288,32.71225;-117.17293,32.71244?access_token=YOUR_MAPBOX_ACCESS_TOKEN

The Map Matching API has optional parameters that can be used to refine the results of a request.

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