HERE Android SDK Developer's Guide

Traffic Information

Traffic information can be displayed on the Map, depending on traffic data availability, by using Map.setTrafficInfoVisible(true) and setting the map to a traffic-enabled map scheme . Traffic visualization requires a network data connection to download real time traffic information. However, traffic information may continue to be displayed thereafter without a connection until the traffic events expire or the visibility is toggled.

The current traffic-enabled map schemes are:

The following figure shows a sample traffic visualization.

Figure 1. Traffic information with color-coded lines

Traffic flow lines are color coded as follows:

Green Normal
Amber High
Red Very High
Black Blocking

Traffic events are selectable through map gestures and OnGestureListener.onMapObjectsSelected(List<ViewObject>). A user selectable TrafficEventObject contains live traffic event information and is presented on the map in different forms. The following figures illustrate three examples:

Figure 2. TrafficEventObject example: Roadwork
Figure 3. TrafficEventObject example: Accident
Figure 4. TrafficEventObject example: Road Closed

To acquire information about a tapped TrafficEventObject (see MapObjects), use onMapObjectsSelected(List<ViewObject>) as in the following:

private MapGesture.OnGestureListener listener = new MapGesture.OnGestureListener() {
  public boolean onMapObjectsSelected(List<ViewObject> objects) {
    for (ViewObject obj : objects) {
      if (obj.getBaseType() == ViewObject.Type.PROXY_OBJECT) {
        MapProxyObject proxyObj = (MapProxyObject) obj;
        if (proxyObj.getType() == MapProxyObject.Type.TRAFFIC_EVENT) {
          TrafficEventObject trafficEventObj =
                 (TrafficEventObject) proxyObj;
          TrafficEvent trafficEvent =
          Toast.makeText(getApplicationContext(), trafficEvent.getEventText(),

  return true;

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