In August 2018, we launched our Freemium plan to bring location services to the developer community. David Chura, for example, used HERE Location Services to reimagine how we queue and Raxel Telematics combines our SDK and location services with raw telematics data to ensure driver safety.
Today, we are adding even more power to Freemium: HERE Data Layers. Now you can explore, visualize, and download the map data you need to build solutions for cities with ease. HERE has been the leading global B2B mapmaker for decades and we want to share the enterprise-grade maps with you, our developer community.
HERE Data Layers are standalone geospatial representations of the world’s road networks, pathways, buildings, structures, places, land use and land cover. They serve as a menu for developers and data scientists to select the datasets needed to power today’s location-based functions, applications and customer experiences. The offering consists of urban geospatial data sets in GeoJSON format and can be used in a range of use cases from map display, spatial analytics, business intelligence to AI/ML analysis.
HERE Data Layers by the numbers: You get to choose from 70 cities, with 10 data layers each and over 500 attributes for the richest map data available in a Freemium account. To learn more about the technical specifications, read Ray’s blog post that takes you on a technical deep dive.
Get started with HERE Data Layers today via the HERE Developer Portal and start building with our enterprise-grade map data. As always, you can reach out to us via Twitter to tell us what you think. I can’t wait to see what you create!