Release Notes

February 2020 Release Highlights

By Raymond Camden | 11 March 2020

Welcome to the latest announcements for the HERE Location Services. This post covers the D114 release of HERE Location Services.

This release includes updates of: HERE Geocoding and Search, Routing API, Vector Tiles API, Public Transit API, Intermodal Routing API,  Maps API for JavaScript, Geocoder API, Geocoder Autocomplete API, Fleet Telematics API, HERE SDK for Android and iOS, Map Data for Mobile SDK and HERE Mobile SDK UI Kit.

The release highlights are:

  • Launch of HERE Location Services on Platform on HERE developer portal.
  • Launch of the first HERE Location Services on Platform in Japan
  • Fleet Telematics API extends Toll Cost support to Australia, adds new features related to custom geometry layers and other enhancements.
  • Release of the new HERE SDK 4.2.1.0 Lite and Explorer Editions.

You will find all API documentation on the Developer Portal.

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

HERE Location Services on Platform

HERE Geocoding and Search (Version 7)

 We are pleased to state that with this release, HERE Geocoding and Search is Generally Available on both the HERE Platform and developer.here.com and provides coverage across most parts of the world, with the exception of China and South Korea. Japan is currently available only to those customers licensed to HERE Platform Workspace.

 HERE Geocoding and Search provides the following capabilities and benefits:

  • Increased POI coverage
  • Daily high-priority data updates
  • Capabilities to add your own data sets to your search-based application (available only to those customers licensed to HERE Platform Workspace)
  • Places Geocoding: The Geocode endpoint now recognizes and utilizes POI names to increase precision.

For a complete list of features, see the Developer's Guide.

Routing API (Version 8.1.0)

  • Added duration and baseDuration to vehicle span in response.
  • Added baseDuration to the vehicle summary in response.
  • Added exclude request parameter supporting excluding coutries.
  • Extended the documentation of error codes returned by the service.

 The Routing API is an HTTP JSON REST API that offers easy and fast route calculation between two or more locations for several regions in the world. For a list of features, see the Developer's Guide.

Vector Tiles API (Version 2.0.0)

The HERE Vector Tile Service allows you to request tiles containing vector data using content from the HERE Platform.

This is an initial release. For a list of features, see the Developer's Guide.

Public Transit API (Version 4.0.0)

Public Transit offers three REST APIs that allows you to use agency data, external services and data collected by HERE to discover public transit options, request public transit routes and transit-related information.

This is an initial release. For a list of features, see the Developer's Guide.

Intermodal Routing API (Version 2.0.0)

Public Transit offers three REST APIs that allows you to use agency data, external services and data collected by HERE to discover public transit options, request public transit routes and transit-related information.

This is an initial release. For a list of features, see the Developer's Guide.

Maps API for JavaScript (Version 3.1.12.0)

  • The display of the map features: borough, district, village, hamlet and neighborhood was improved in order to increase label density.
  • We added the Japan-specific map style (applicable for the core layer of the Vector Tiles API).
  • H.Map#getObjectsWithin allows to request the objects (polygons, polylines, markers) within the designated map area.

Fleet Telematics API (Version 3.0.28)

  • Toll Cost for Australia
  • Environmental Zones with License Plate regulations

License plate registration ids are taken into account. On certain days only even/odd numbers are allowed (e.g. in Jakarta), or on certain weekdays only numbers ending with 1,2 are allowed (e.g. in Mexico-City).

  • Usage preference for private roads
  • Arrival time routing together with toll cost calculation/optimization
  • Custom roads overlay uploads tolerating & reporting errors. It will still allow to upload a working part of the changes. The failing change operations are reported in the "issues" section of the response.

HERE SDK for Android and iOS (Lite Edition) (Version 4.2.1.0)

Lite Variant for very low-end devices, with Tangram rendering

  • Added functionality to orbit the camera around a specified point.
  • Added functionality to zoom the camera around a specified point relative to the given factor.
  • Added Authentication API to obtain a valid token that can be used to initiate queries to HERE REST APIs.

HERE SDK for Android and iOS (Explore Edition) (Version 4.2.1.0)

Explore Variant with HARP rendering, supported by the HARP customization tool

  • Added new functionalities related to camera states and camera observers (to get camera callbacks).
  • Added functionality to update a polyline shape
  • Added Authentication API to obtain a valid token that can be used to initiate queries to HERE REST APIs.

HERE Mobile SDK User Interface (UI) kit (Version 2.1.4)

This is a HERE SDK 3.14 integration release. Major changes and features:

Android

  • Tested with the HERE SDK 3.14 release
  • Fixed minor issues
  • Upgrade to Gradle 6.0
  • Added RoutingError param in BaseGuidancePresenter handleRerouteFailed() because of changes in HERE SDK 3.14
  • Updated project dependencies

iOS

  • Integrated the HERE SDK 3.14 release
  • Updated deployment target to iOS 12
  • Fixed minor issues

See also:

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Geocoder API (Version 6.2.201)
  • Geocoder Autocomplete API (Version 6.2.201)
  • Map Data for Mobile SDK (Version 8.30.105.154, February 2020)