Text Search API

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Text Search API is a service that aims to provide information about a list of places on the basis of a text string entered by the user. It uses the location information that is provided along with the query to try to understand the request.

Security Type

This APIs follow OAuth2 based security. To know more on how to create your authorization tokens, please use our authorization token URL. More details available here

Request Headers

The API leverages OAuth 2.0 based security. Hence, the developer would need to send a request for access token using their client_id and client_secret to the OAuth API. Once validated from the OAuth API, the access_token and the token_type need to be sent as Authorization header with the value: "{token_type} {access_token}".

  • Authorization: .token_type access_token..
Input Method


Input URL


Request Parameters
Mandatory Parameters:
  1. query (string) e.g. FODCOF, Shoes, Coffee, Versace, Gucci, H&M, Adidas, Starbucks, B130 {POI, House Number, keyword, tag}
Optional Parameters:
  1. region (string): it takes in the country code. LKA, IND, BTN, BGD, NPL for Sri-Lanka, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal respectively. Default is India (IND)
  2. location {string (latitude[double],longitude[double])}: Provides the location around which the search will be performed. e.g. location=28.454,77.435 It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to use this parameter for accurate location biased results.
Response Parameters
  1. type(string): Type of location POI or Country or City.
  2. typeX(integer): for internal use only.
  3. placeAddress(string): Address of the location.
  4. latitude(double): Latitude of the location.
  5. longitude(double): longitude of the location.
  6. eLoc(string): Place Id of the location 6-char alphanumeric.
  7. entryLatitude(double): latitude of the entrance of the location.
  8. entryLongitude(double): longitude of the entrance of the location.
  9. placeName(string): Name of the location.
  10. alternateName(string): Alternate name of the location.
  11. keywords(nullable [ string ] ): provides an array of matched keywords or codes.
  12. p(long integer): for internal use only.
  13. distance(nullable integer): for internal use only.
  14. orderIndex(integer): the order where this result should be placed
  15. score(double): for internal use only.
  16. suggester(string): for internal use only.
  17. addressTokens(array of objects): for internal use only.
Response Type


Response Codes {as HTTP response code}
  1. 200: To denote a successful API call.
  2. 204: To denote the API was a success but no results we.re found.
Client-Side Issues:
  1. 400: Bad Request, User made an error while creating a valid request.
  2. 401: Unauthorized, Developer.s key is not allowed to send a request with restricted parameters.
  3. 403: Forbidden, Developer.s key has hit its daily/hourly limit
Server-Side Issues:
  1. 500: Internal Server Error, the request caused an error in our systems.
  2. 503: Service Unavailable, during our maintenance break or server downtime.
Sample Input
https://atlas.mapmyindia.com/api/places/textsearch/json?query=okhla phase 3&region=ind
Sample Response
{  "suggestedLocations": [ { "type": "POI", "typeX": 7, "placeAddress": "Sikandra Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi, 110001", "latitude": 28.626337, "longitude": 77.2364640000001, "eLoc": "38FD1E", "entryLatitude": 28.625615, "entryLongitude": 77.235811, "placeName": "Lady Irwin College", "alternateName": "", "keywords": [ "COMCLG" ], "p": 3493, "distance": 0, "orderIndex": 1, "score": 19905.639213316852, "suggester": "placeName", "addressTokens": {} } ], "userAddedLocations": [] }