The TomTom Online Maps API is a digital navigation portal that consists of the Tile, Web Map Service (WMS), and Web Map Tile Service (WMTS) APIs. Each of these API’s has separate documentation.
The TomTom Online Maps Tile API supporting the transformation of high-volume data of locations into digital map images. These map images can be simultaneously accessed by multiple users through the internet. This API uses grids to split maps into tiles that can be zoomed at 19 different levels to enhance the visibility of maps and features.
Designed to be used with the GIS software clients, like the ArcGIS and Quantum GIS, the WMS API is a platform for interacting with web map services. Its operational infrastructure consists of the GetCapabilities functionality that retrieves service metadata, and the GetMap functionality that generates maps within set boundaries. As for the WMTS API it is a useful tool for conveying metadata resources of maps to clients.