Announcing HERE Location Services and Mobile SDK availability in South Korea

By Denise Vlaicu | 20 May 2018

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We’re excited to announce the launch of the HERE Location Services and Mobile SDKs (Android and iOS) in South Korea. Starting now, developers building global or regional applications can use HERE’s APIs to access location technologies and maps for South Korea. Since the HERE map in South Korea is a stand-alone map, not yet integrated with the HERE world map, developers will have to use separate service URLs to access all the available location features and functions in South Korea. These include the following:

  • Mapping:
    • South Korea map coverage
    • Map rendering
    • Satellite imagery
    • 3D Maps (Mobile SDKs)
  • Routing
    • Traffic-enabled routing
    • Vehicle routing
    • Pedestrian routing
  • Traffic
    • Traffic tiles for incidents, real-time and historical traffic flow
    • Traffic flow data
  • Geocoding
    • Global coverage for geocoding and reverse-geocoding
    • Offline geocoding
  • Places
    • POI search
    • Places discovery
    • Places description
    • Search for full and partial addresses (including administrative units), and telephone numbers
  • Navigation (Mobile SDKs)
    • Hybrid and offline navigation
    • Vehicle navigation
    • Pedestrian navigation
    • Dynamic information (e.g. signposts, street lane)

Due to legal restrictions in South Korea prohibiting mapping data from being exported outside the country borders, all HERE’s location services are currently hosted in data centers located in South Korea and available for global use, with the exception of HERE's Offline Maps and Routing services which can only be accessed and used inside the country borders.

We’re really excited about the opportunities that this release brings to our global and local customers. To evaluate or license services in South Korea, please contact us.

And stay tuned as we continue to open up new territories and enable location capabilities in more areas.