Hello I want to generate instantly an image showing a route between two points that I've chosen (this image will then be inserted in a video).

On my computer, I've been using Mapbox JS API to display a set of directions, in particular their Directions API which is neat! But now I need a route from a user geolocation retrieved on the fly. With Mapbox URL API, this URL will show the two points, but no itinerary.


The Direction API via URL sends a JSON, but I need the itinerary to be shown on the map.

https://api.mapbox.com/v4/directions/mapbox.walking/2.345732,48.893782;2.353325,48.878329.json?access_token=..." I've been looking to OpenStreetMap, Mapquest, ... Maperitive is interesting: it's a Desktop app with Python API; you can import a GPX itinerary and then saves the image.

I wonder if anyone has another option to say instantly "export an image with itinerary from Point A to Point B". Can't use Google Maps as they don't allow commercial use of the maps from their API.

Thanks in advance!

asked 25 Feb '16, 12:28

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closed 26 Feb '16, 16:44

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(25 Feb '16, 12:39) scai ♦

@scai: thanks for your answer!

(25 Feb '16, 13:46) Charlie18

@Charlie18: do you still have questions or is everything fine now?

(25 Feb '16, 19:58) aseerel4c26 ♦

@aseerel4c26 I'd say it's ok for now. Thanks!

(26 Feb '16, 10:24) Charlie18

The question has been closed for the following reason "See the linked "related question" above - answers there." by aseerel4c26 26 Feb '16, 16:44

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