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The Maps API offers a canvas on which to create an application with a map at its core. The Maps library, which is a part of the API dedicated to maps and mapping, is available both for browsers that support HTML5 and for older browsers. It takes advantage of the latest technologies to ensure fast map rendering and high responsiveness to the user in every capable environment. Read more..
The Places library allows you, as a developer, to enrich Web sites by providing a sophisticated search facility for users and a customizable means to display the results that include such information as place name, address, contact details, location map, rating, reviews, as well as related premium content. The library includes:
UI library – a set of user interface widgets with methods that support place data search, retrieval and display
Data library – a set of programming interfaces that support searches for place data and data retrieval, but are not associated with a user interface
The resources available to developers using the Places library include style sheets (CSS) that can be easily attached to a Web page. As a developer, you are free to customize the existing templates or to use your own. Read more..
The routing service calculates and renders a travel route between two or more points. Positioning allows you to make use within your application of the positioning information available to the application user's browser.
Each service is represented by an object that takes care of its related network requests. Therefore, as a developer, you need only to create each service object (as required), providing the appropriate initialization parameters. Read more..
Route planning and navigation are the most commonly used applications of location-based services. With the Maps API, you can calculate optimal routes that match your own calculation criteria, are based on up-to-date map data, and take into account real-time traffic information.
The API offers global coverage of streets and highways, allowing you to create routes reflecting customizable modes such as fastest, shortest, avoiding toll roads or ferries, etc. There is also support for utilizing historical speed patterns as an optimization for routes depending on the time of day. Read more..
Millions of sensors in major metropolitan areas around the world monitor traffic flows, providing smart flow data and graphs that are accessible via the Maps API. In addition, the API has the capability to produce routes that take into account real-time traffic data. Time-based routing can be optimized, using historical speed patterns, which allows users to save time and fuel. Read more..
Get started, add a map to your web application in 5 easy steps
Add the doctype declarations and HTML header
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns ="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head> <title>My first HERE Maps web page</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" ; IE=EmulateIE9/> </head>
Add the <body> section, which will contain all the elements visible on the web page, and include in it a <div> element as a container of our map. Note: Maps require proper DIV attributes for width and height, a default setting of "auto" would cause the map not to become visible.
<body> <h1>My first HERE Map!</h1> <div id="map" style="z-index: -1; left:0px; top:0px; width: 100%; height: 80%; position: absolute;"></div> </body>
Add reference to HERE Maps API. This file is hosted on HERE service servers and will be loaded with a <script> element inside the <head> section of the page. Tip: Confirm the required URL in the HERE Maps API documentation so that you are accessing the latest version of the API.
Set your application Identifier (App Id) and Application token in a <script> to initialize and authenticate your application's Map API request.
To get your App Id and App token, register yourself as Maps API developer, and create a new application.
var map = newnokia.maps.map.Display(document.getElementById("map")); </script>
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