geocoding

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, turning the address of 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW into coordinate values of -77.050,38.889.

Reverse geocoding converts geographic coordinates into a text description, for example, turning -77.050,38.889 into the address of 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW.

For more information, see the Mapbox Geocoding API documentation.