- Improvements to vector tile rendering
- Integration of public transit options
- Better support for popular developer environments
Improvements to Vector Tile Rendering
Support for country specific road shields
A “road shield” is how we identify major roads or highways. In the following screen captures, the road shields shown are specific to their respective countries. Developers get access to this feature by default.
Border of USA and Mexico Tunisia and Sicily
Simplification to render political views
It’s not every day one can say a political view has been simplified. However, when it comes to map rendering, we’ve made it easy to establish potentially disputed boundaries and how you want them to appear in your solutions. The image below is the international view (default) of South Patagonia. The dashed border indicates a current border dispute.
If a developer wants to show the border from the perspective of one country specifically, a request can be made to show that. For more information, see how to use the geopolitical views.
Integration of the Public Transit Options
Support for Popular Developer Environments
React – With the popularity of React, we have improved our documentation for setup and best practices All in one location, developers can quickly discover how to configure environment, add static map component, and how to use common features, and how to make the map interactive.
- Do you live in a “15-minute” city?
An interactive map which allows a user to see if a location has essential living needs within a 15 minute walking or driving distance.
- COVID-19 response and vaccination policy tracker
A map with a global view of countries response to COVID-19 and what level of vaccination policy is in affect.
As more updates are made available, we’ll be sure to keep you posted. In the meantime, we invite developers to evaluate these new features and if you’re new to HERE APIs, please sign up for a freemium account and start playing with our location services APIs today!