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Understand concepts

This document introduces the features of the Local API. To see the documentation for the Map SDK guide, visit Kakao Map.

Overview

The Local API provides features to search for a specific place by search query or category group code, or convert the requested coordinates into addresses or administrative area information. This API supports both the land-lot number address and road name address systems.

Here are the features of the Local API.

Name Description
Address search Provides the coordinates of the requested address.
Convert coordinates to administrative information Converts coordinate values in the selected coordinate system into the administrative and legal-status area information.
Convert coordinates to address converts the X and Y coordinates of a location to the land-lot number address and road name address.
Convert coordinate system converts the specified X and Y coordinates ​​in a coordinate system to another X and Y coordinates in the designated coordinate system.
Supported coordinate systems: WGS84, WCONGNAMUL, CONGNAMUL, WTM, TM, KTM, UTM, BESSEL, WKTM, WUTM
Place search by keyword Provides the results for places searched by search query along with the URL of detailed information for each place.
Place search by category Provides the results for places searched by predefined group code along with the URL of detailed information for each place.
Example of Local API

Map SDK

Kakao Maps API allows you to provide various location-based services using a map in your Web and mobile applications. To see more about the Maps SDK, go to Kakao Map website.

Kakao SDK: Not supported

You can use the Local API only using a REST API. To use a map in the service application or web page, use the Maps SDK.