Error handling

The endpoints return standard HTTP status codes. These include:

Code Meaning
200 Success
400 Bad request
401 Unauthorized
403 Forbidden
404 Not found
429 Rate limit exceeded
500 Internal server error

In case of an error (4xx or 5xx status), the response body generally has the following structure:

Field Description Type
message Description of the error condition intended for a human audience string
error Error category string
errors More detailed error messages, e. g. for invalid requests string

Example 400 responses

  "errors": {
    "field": [
      "can't be blank"
  "error": "address or coordinate not found"
  "error": "building block not found"

Example 401 response

  "error": "not authorized"

Rate limiting

The QUIS API rate limits your requests on a daily basis. The daily limit varies based on your contract.

Header Description
X-RateLimit-Limit The maximum number of requests you’re permitted to make per day.
X-RateLimit-Remaining The number of requests remaining in the current rate limit window.
X-RateLimit-Reset The time at which the current rate limit window resets in UTC epoch seconds.

Internal server error

The QUIS team will be notified if an internal server error is triggered (HTTP error 500). The response body can be ignored in this case.

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