Positioning API Developer's Guide

Introduction

This document introduces the Positioning API and:

  • explains key concepts
  • provides examples
  • documents resources and query parameters
  • documents response structures and data types

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What Is the Positioning API?

The HERE Positioning API enables developers to build applications that require location estimates based on radio network measurement data. The supported measurement data includes 2G, 3G, 4G, and WLAN measurements.

Note: Usage of this API requires familiarity with the relevant cellular and WLAN technologies, especially the elements describing any particular cell or access point.

Why Use the Positioning API?

The Positioning API provides solutions for the following high level use cases:

Table 1. Main features of the HERE Positioning API
Feature Description
Locate Returns position estimate based on radio network measurements.