About

What is the purpose of boxlocator.eu?
Based upon the Openstreetmap database we show the location of vending machines and other similar amenities around the world. This website and the android application are free of charge. The same applies for our API.
We update our internal databse once a day by pulling the latest Openstreetmap diff. Changes which are done by the community (or by you) will show up on this website during 24 hours. The same applies for newly added vending machines.

Kartenansicht

The following types of vending machines can be found in our database and on the map:

# Kategorie Automatentyp
1 Konsum Zigarettenautomaten Icon Cigarette Vending Machines
Snack-/Essensautomaten Icon Snack Vending Machines
Getränkeautomaten Icon Drink Vending Machines
Kondomautomaten Icon Condom Vending Machines
Zeitungsautomaten Icon Newspaper Vending Machines
2 Geld Bankautomaten Icon ATMs
Banken Icon Banks
3 Post Briefkästen Icon Post Boxes
Postfillialen Icon Post Offices
Paketstationen (Einwurf/Abholung) Icon Parcel Drop off/Pickup
Briefmarkenautomaten Icon Stamp Vending Machines
4 Transport Parkticketautomaten Icon Parking Ticket Vending Machines
Tankstellen Icon Fuel Stations
Elektrische Ladestationen Icon Electric Fuel Stations
ÖPNV-Ticketautomaten Icon Public Transport Tickets
Fahrradverleihautomaten Icon Bicycle Rental Stations
Fahrradschlauchautomaten Icon Bicycle Tube Vending Machines
Maut-/Zollautomaten (z.B. für Vignetten) Icon Toll Ticket Vending Machines
5 Kommunikation Telefonzellen Icon Telephone Booth
Mobilfunk-Vouchers Icon Mobile Phone Voucher Vending Machines
6 Recycling Recycling Container Icon Recycling Container
Hundekotbeutel Icon Excrement Bag Vending Machines
7 Fotos Fotodruckautomaten Icon Photo Printing Machines
Fotoautomaten Icon Photo booth
8 Andere Undefinierte Automaten Icon Unknown/Undefined Vending Machines
Tiernahrungsautomaten Icon Animal Food Vending Machines
Ticketautomaten Icon Unspecified Ticket Vending Machines
Voucher-/Gutschein-Automaten Icon Voucher/Coupon Vending Machines

Our Interface

Pull of specific data tiles

Example API call: https://api.boxlocator.eu/getBoxArea.php?apikey=website_testkey&areahex=227300001568
{
"encoding":"UTF-8",
"area":37877316588904,
"list":{
    	"1020776463-22":{
    		"typ":"22",
    		"lat":"51.0593235",
    		"lon":"13.7841435"
    	},
    	"1185930055-22":{
    		"typ":"22",
    		"lat":"51.0668086",
    		"lon":"13.786715"
    	},
    	"1694816741-19":{
    		"typ":"19",
    		"lat":"51.0688276",
    		"lon":"13.7790843"
    	},
    	"1893442372-27":{
    		"typ":"27",
    		"lat":"51.0675793",
    		"lon":"13.779912"
    	},
    }
}

Pull information about a specific vending machine

Example API call: https://api.boxlocator.eu/getBox.php?apikey=website_testkey&uid=276818587-15
{
encoding: "UTF-8",
uid: "276818587-15",
id: "276818587",
name: "Telephone",
displayname: "Deutsche Telekom AG, Dr.-Külz-Ring, Innere Altstadt, Altstadt, Dresden, Sachsen, 01067, Deutschland, European Union",
tags: [
	{
		k: "amenity",
		v: "telephone"
	},
	{
		k: "covered",
		v: "yes"
	},
	{
		k: "internet_access",
		v: "yes"
	},
	{
		k: "internet_access:fee",
		v: "yes"
	},
	{
		k: "internet_access:operator",
		v: "Telekom"
	},
	{
		k: "operator",
		v: "Deutsche Telekom AG"
	},
	{
		k: "payment:coins",
		v: "yes"
	},
	{
		k: "payment:credit_cards",
		v: "yes"
	},
	{
		k: "payment:telephone_cards",
		v: "yes"
	},
	{
		k: "sms",
		v: "yes"
	}
	]
}

Usage of our interface

We are providing our interface for other projects by the the licence mentioned below for private or business use.

Please contact us if you plan to use the interface heavily via a short message to info@boxlocator.eu.

LicenceLizenz

Because our main data source origins from Openstreetmap the following licence is applicable:

The Box Locator Database is made available under the Open Database License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/dbcl/1.0/