Release announcements

May 2019 Release Notes

By Nic Raboy | 11 June 2019

These are D105 (May 2019) release notes that describe the improvements to the services in the new release. This release includes updates of: Geocoder API, Geocoder Autocomplete API, Routing API, Places API and Fleet Telematics API.

This release is mainly a maintenance release.

The Highlights:

Isoline Routing range is increased to 800km and 9 hours.

You will find all API documentation on the Developer Portal.

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

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.181

  • The ‘LinkInfo’ section contains a new item “Traffic” with sub elements “Speed”, “Unit” and “TMCCodes”.

Routing API

Version 7.2.105

  • We have improved the quality of our ETA predictions by removing capping of traffic speeds to base speeds.
  • Isoline range was increased to 800km and 32400 seconds (9 hours).
  • Optimized isoline calculation in Australia by considering also second and third most important roads after highway to address regional specifics of the road network density.

Places API

Version 2.74.0

  • New category “Vaping Store” (pds category: 600-6900-0108) mapped to “shop” in Find Places category.
  • New category Cigar and Tobacco Shop (pds category: 600-6900-0107) mapped to Find Places category “Shop”.

Fleet Telematics API

Version 2.5.17

  • Toll cost and environmental zone access can be fuel type dependent, so calculateroute.json got a parameter &fuelType=petrol/diesel/lng/lpg/cng/ethanol/propane/hydrogen/electric
  • Basic support for bicycle routing (mode=bicycle instead of car or pedestrian). calculateroute response contains travel time and length per route leg.
  • Routing can return maneuver instructions either in text or html format (parameter &instructionFormat=text/html).
  • Routing can return additional maneuver information (parameter &maneuverAttributes=direction,action)

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Geocoder Autocomplete API (Version 6.2.181)