If you have a valid API key, you may try the API by copying the code samples in your shell, your favorite editor, or API development platform. You can naturally use this documentation to try requests in real time.

Please be aware that some endpoints may not work with your API key depending on your service plan.

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Like almost every API, the Searoutes API requires you to provide an API key in your requests to get responses.

API Key Quick Start

Your API Key can be found in the Authorization Header of any documentation page, any time you are logged-in.

If you are having issues finding it, shoot us an email [email protected].

Making your first test call

You can make your test cURL call either through the Searoutes API Explorer, which is easiest, or through your command line if you have cURL installed.

When using the command line, your request will look like this

curl --request GET \
  --url 'https://api.searoutes.com/geocoding/v2/port/hamburg' \
  --header 'x-api-key: <your_api_key_here> '