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December 2020 Release Notes

By Raymond Camden | 04 January 2021

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Welcome to the latest release notes for the HERE Location Services. These notes are a bit late and for that we humbly apologize. Personally I blame too much Turkey on Thanksgiving. But let's move on!

These releases include updates of: Routing API, Geocoding and Search API, Map API for Java Script, Transit API, Intermodal API and HERE SDK for Android, iOS and Flutter.

 

 

For more detailed information about the major improvements of the HERE Location Services, see the sections below.

You will find all API documentation and release notes on the Developer Portal. 

REMINDER! IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding new license terms for Location Services on Platform*:

 

For some of our new Location Services made available on Platform, we have changed the Transaction

definitions in your current contract with HERE. This will impact all existing Location Services customers

that have a contract with a license term based on Transactions such as Location Mapping when they

start using Location Services on Platform.

 

By continuing to use the Location Services on Platform, you accept the new terms.

 

The changes are the following:

 

Category

Feature

Definition

Previous

Geocoder Autocomplete or Places Autosuggest

No Charge

New

Geocoding and Search Autosuggest or Autocomplete

One Transaction is counted for every 10 Requests

 

 

 

Previous

Intermodal Park and Ride

One Transaction is counted for each returned alternative Intermodal Route(s) set by the Customer for the intermodal max parameter in the API request.  If the system determines that there are no available Park and Ride routes, the Request is still counted as one Transaction

New

Intermodal Park and Ride

One Transaction is counted for each returned alternative Intermodal Route(s) set by the Customer for the intermodal alternative’ parameter in the API request.  If the system determines that there are no available Park and Ride routes, the Request is still counted as one Transaction

 

 

 

New

Vector Tiles

One Transaction is counted for every 5 Requests

 

 

 

Previous

Isoline Routing

One Transaction means one Request

New

Isoline Routing

One Transaction equals each individual Isoline within an Isoline Request

 

 

 

Large Scale Matrix Routing and Matrix Routing included in Routing API will be merged into Matrix Routing API V8

Previous

Large Scale Matrix Routing

One Transaction is counted for every 20 Elements in a Large-scale Matrix Routing API Request. The number of Elements equals the number of start points times the number of destination points. Large-Scale Matrix Routing Requests generating less than 100,000 individual elements are always counted as 5,000 Transactions

New

Matrix Routing V8

• Small matrices, where either the number of Starting Points or number of Destination Points is Limited to 15x100 size ​and 100x1​ are calculated by multiplying the number of Starting Points by the number of Destination Points
• Large matrices, where the number of Starting Points and number of Destination Points are more
, the number of Transactions is calculated by multiplying the greater of the number of Starting Points and the number of Destination Points by 15

 

 

 

Previous

 Matrix Routing

One Transaction is counted for each start point Request

New

Matrix Routing V8

• Small matrices, where either the number of Starting Points or number of Destination Points is Limited to 15x100 size ​and 100x1​ are calculated by multiplying the number of Starting Points by the number of Destination Points
• Large matrices, where the number of Starting Points and number of Destination Points are more the number of Transactions is calculated by multiplying the greater of the number of Starting Points and the number of Destination Points by 15

 

 

*Location Services on Platform are the latest major releases such as Geocoding and Search API V7,

Routing, Matrix Routing, Isoline Routing, Transit and Intermodal API´s V8 and Vector Tile API V2

 

HERE Location Services on Platform 

Routing (Version 8.9.1)

  • allowHighway option for scooters
  • Guidance in routing: toward attribute to RoadInfo used for turnByTurnActions
  • Machine Learning based ETAs in 5 cities
  • Bicycle mode in matrix routing
  • Charge aware EV Routing - alternative routes supported

Geocoding and Search (Version 7.0.57)

  • Autosuggest, Discover, and Geocode endpoints support intersection search.
    • Intersection queries contain two street names, for example, "5th Ave @ E 82nd St New York".
    • Results are of new resultType "intersection". Results provide the street names in the "streets" list.
  • Autosuggest and Discover endpoints support the search for 7-digit UK postal codes
    • These UK postal codes are high precision postal code points assigned to a single or small number of addresses.
    • Results are of new resultType "postalCodePoint".
  • Autosuggest and Discover endpoints support geo-coordinate queries in sexagesimal degrees (degrees, minutes, seconds, for example, "48°51'29.7"N 2°17'40.2"E") or decimal degrees ("48.8582,2.2945").
  • Autosuggest and Discover endpoints support German "Sparkasse" chain queries.
  • Autosuggest, Browse, Discover, and Lookup endpoints provide Parkopedia references in place results where applicable.
  • Increased geocoding accuracy for Canada queries by recognizing and parsing out secondary unit information.
  • All endpoints support X-Request-ID header. This ID is useful for customers who want to track their queries.

Transit (Version 8.0)

  • Fares and Price description attribute updated

Intermodal Routing (Version 8.01)

  • Bike + Transit Intermodal routing expanded, now supporting PrivateBike routing in combination with Transit (in addition to SharedBike already available)

Maps API for Java Script (Version 3.1.19.2)

  • Further improvements to the Japan map style
  • Performance improvement: the tile caching strategy was significantly changed

HERE SDK for Android, iOS and Flutter Lite Edition (Version 4.5.2)

  • Added Scooter routing

HERE SDK for Android, iOS and Flutter Explore Edition (Version 5.5.2)

  • Added Scooter routing
  • Dedicated variant for Japan available (please contact you HERE Account Executive for access)
    • Dedicated backends with Japan content
    • Japan-specific map styles

HERE SDK for Android and iOS and Flutter Navigate Edition (Version 4.5.2)

  • Added Lane Assistance
  • Added Scooter routing

This notification will be issued monthly summarizing the HERE Location Services releases in the previous month.