NEWBIE - Help with development or API use


We have a requirement and was wondering if there are a list of commercial api’s using your platform that we may use or subscribe to.

Hoping not to develop as such, but we need a plug in that allows us to map an area, and the api returns back co-ordinates and area and distances marked.

Is this possible can someone please help or point me in the right direction.


OpenStreetMap is not a “platform”, OpenStreetMap is a database.
On the OpenStreetMap Foundation deploys a number of services, but typically they are targeted to the OSM-community, they should not be used for commercial purposes.

Take a look at this wiki page, which shows a list of commercial providers that offer services based on OpenStreetMap data.