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Integrate powerful location features with a flexible and lightweight REST architecture

Enrich your apps with powerful location features

RESTful web services that serve different purposes – from search, to geocoding, to routing.

Whether you’re providing truck routing for fleets or navigating users through the city with different transport modes, HERE REST APIs provide you with everything you need to put location at the heart of your app: maps, weather information, batch geocoding, comprehensive routing and more.

Additional advanced location features include geofencing (entry and exit notifications), custom and private roads, speed limits, traffic lights and road curvature.

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Features and capabilities

Feature Description

Map Tile API

Integrate server-rendered raster 2D map tiles in multiple styles, such as base, aerial and fleet. Use different zoom levels, display options, map views and schemes, including the Truck Attributes Map layer for large vehicles.

Map Image API

Get access to pre-rendered map images that are optimized for desktop and mobile devices. Add route polygons, POI labels and other objects on top of the map to give your users the insights they need.

Vector Tile API

Integrate client-side rendered vector tiles and customize the look and feel of the map by changing, removing or adding specific map properties or objects.

Geocoding and Search API

Accurately pinpoint geo-coordinates, addresses and Places/POIs on the map; explore a vast database of Places/POIs through one box search and get better suggestions with fewer strokes with autosuggest.

Routing API

Complete complex journeys more efficiently with advanced routing algorithms including truck routing, large scale matrix routing and traffic-enabled routing. Get accurate ETAs and routing instructions in over 108 languages.

Public Transit API

Provide the best public transit routes while highlighting walking directions to stops, pedestrian access points, station locations and transfer locations along the way.

Intermodal Routing API

Provide a choice of routes that combine car, bike, taxi, pedestrian and public transit modes while taking into account several variables: real-time traffic, incidents, public transit timetables and other dynamic information.

Traffic API

Add real-world context to your application by integrating real-time and historical traffic information about accidents, congestion, construction and more.

Fleet Telematics API

Integrate advanced algorithms ready to solve complex location problems, such as toll cost calculation, route matching GPS traces and geofencing.

Weather API

Get current weather reports or weather forecasts and check for severe weather alerts at a specific location.

Data Hub API

A REST API for location data management that allows developers to store, edit and retrieve geospatial data more efficiently.

Tracking API

Store and retrieve the location and user-defined telemetry of IoT devices for real-time and historical tracking and geofencing.

Positioning API

Build applications that require location estimates based on radio network measurement data. Supported measurement data includes 2G, 3G, 4G, and WLAN measurements.


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