Searches for the closest static POI from a specific location and returns a POI list sorted by ascending distance. Calculation is road-based. POIs are held on a ViaMichelin database.



xml, json


A proximity search = Charged request (whetever the number of results)


1.0 Added to REST API


Input settings

NameMandatory?Data typeDescriptionDefault
db yes string Database unique identifier (given by ViaMichelin) N/A
lg yes string Language code (fra, deu, spa, ita, eng, ces, dan, nld, fin, int, nor, pol, por, swe) N/A
center yes float:float Center of search as longitude:latitude exprimé in decimal degrees N/A
dist no positive integer Search radius in meters (from 0 to 200,000). 10000
nb no positive integer Number of returned POI (from 1 to 100). 20
time no positive integer Time limit to reach the POI in seconds (from 60 to 7200). 600
c[i] no integer Filter on the result dataset according to the value of the numeric metadata [i]. This parameter can be multi-valued. The semantics of the metadata is specific to each database of POIs.
For example if you want to get POIs with metanum 1 set to 1 and metanum 2 set to 1 or 2, you write ...&c1=1&c2=1; 2&....
veht no 0:Car | 1:Truck Type of vehicle used by the itinerary calculation. For example, with truck vehicle the calculation favours the motorway and decreases the speed average. Car
itit no 0:Michelin recommended | 1:Quickest | 2:Shortest Type of itinerary to be calculated.
Recommended: focuses on road safety and comfort while offering a good compromise between time and distance.
Quickest provides the fastest route by emphasising motorways and major roads.
Shortest optimises distance.
Michelin recommended
favMotorways no bool Specifies if the route should favour motorways. false
avoidBorders no bool Specifies if the route should avoid crossing borders. false
avoidTolls no bool Specifies if the route should avoid tolls. false
avoidCCZ no bool Specifies if the route should avoid Congestion Charge Zones. false
avoidORC no bool Specifies if the route should avoid off-road connections (ferry, train etc). false
dir no 'to' | 'from' Specifies if center of search is the departure point (from) or the arrival point (to) of the route. 'to'
authkey yes string Authentication key. This could be a JS key, a token generated by the token function, or the client's id if request is signed (see signature parameter). N/A
signature no string Request signed with the HMAC-SHA1 method where client's password is the secret key. If request signed, authKey must be valued with client's id, and expires must also be valued. URL strings must be URL-encoded before signing. empty
expires no except if signature valued date Expiration GMT date in yyyy-MM-dd'T'HH:mm:ss.SSS`'Z format. vide
callback yes if json string Callback function name (applied only if output is json) empty
charset no string Response encoding charset 'ISO-8859-1'
ie no string Request encoding charset 'ISO-8859-1'



  • Dist  should be between 100m and  200 000m.
  • Max POIs returned by request is limited at 100 POIs per request. 
  • Time search radius time has to be lower than 7200s (2h).


Request samples


Response structure

  • A structure of poiList open in new tab

Please note that unexplained data fields are intended for internal ViaMichelin use only. These can change at any moment and should not be considered for use. Their existence highlights the fact that ViaMichelin uses the same services and technical infrastructure internally as its business clients.

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