Getting started

How do I get started?
Go to Create an account or sign in to your existing account Use your API key to login to your Dashboard to make more requests. Login to yo...
Wed, 29 Aug, 2018 at 12:27 PM
Why haven't I received the API key from LocationIQ?
Here's what we recommend: First, check to see if the email is in your spam folder. If you can't find it in your spam folder, then try the Forgo...
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019 at 2:41 PM
Where do you get your data?
LocationIQ is layered over multiple datasets, some of the widely accredited ones being OpenStreepMaps, OpenAddresses, Geonames, Tiger, Quattroshapes, G-NAF....
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019 at 2:39 PM
What is the level of accuracy that can be expected?
We have excellent house level accuracy for:  US, Canada, Mexico (city), Brazil, South Africa, South Korea, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Italy, ...
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019 at 2:39 PM
Can I use LocationIQ on my site with other Location Based Service products?
Yes. You can use LocationIQ with products from other LBS providers. We don't have any restrictions on that. :)
Tue, 15 Oct, 2019 at 2:34 PM
What is batch geocoding and how does this work?
If you have a one time batch of coordinates that you wish to convert into addresses (vice versa), we are happy to do that for you. You can give us a sample d...
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019 at 3:56 PM
I haven't received an email with my API token. What should I do?
Our email may have gone to your SPAM folder. We sent it from If you do not have it there, please reach out to us on hello@locationiq....
Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 at 8:44 PM
How do you want me to give you attribution for your service?
You may use our free plan in commercial projects if you spread the love by adding a link to us on your website or app in this format: "Search by Locati...
Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 at 9:09 PM
Can I have multiple Public Access Tokens/ API Keys?
I suggest you use our 'Access Tokens' feature. These are associated with your one private key (API key) and public access tokens can be created an...
Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 at 8:58 PM
How do I improve the quality or accuracy of results from forward geocoding API?
Our Forward Geocoding APIs typically work better with an unstructured or combined address. If you'd like to improve accuracy of your results, please re...
Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 at 7:03 PM