Batch Geocoder API Developer's Guide

Get started

This section outlines how to quickly get started using the Batch Geocoder API.
  1. Get a HERE account
  2. Create a project
  3. Get an API key
  4. Send a request
  5. Next steps
Note: This section provides information on the minimum setup required to quickly begin using the Batch Geocoder API. For more detailed information on HERE account setup, project creation, service linking, app registration, and authentication, see the Identity & Access Management Guide.

Get a HERE account

You can get started with a free HERE platform account from the flexible HERE Base Plan. For more information, see the HERE Base Platform Pricing. Alternatively, if your company has already established a HERE platform organization, contact your organization admin who can invite you to join your company's organization.

Create a project

To create a project, follow these steps:
  1. Sign in to the HERE platform using your HERE account.
  2. Open the Projects Manager from the launcher.
  3. Click Create new project.
  4. Enter a name for the project. Project names don't have to be unique.
  5. Enter a project ID. Project IDs must be unique within an organization and cannot be changed for the lifetime of the organization. Project IDs must be between 4 and 16 characters in length.
  6. Enter an optional description.
  7. Click Save.

Get an API key

To get an API key, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the HERE platform using your HERE account.
  2. Select the Access Manager from the launcher.
  3. Select the Apps tab and click Register new app.
  4. Enter a name for the app.
  5. Optional: Enter a description for the app.
  6. Optional: Select the project you created in the previous procedure from the Default access to a project field.
  7. Click Register. The HERE platform creates a new app with a unique app ID.
  8. On the Credentials tab, select API Keys and then click Create API key to generate a maximum of two API Keys for your application authentication credentials. The API key is created and displayed.

Send a request

This is an example that demonstrates how to send a request.
To request the corresponding geocoordinates for a list of complete addresses, you need to perform the following steps:
  • Upload your data.
  • Wait until the geocoding process is done, alternatively check the job status.
  • Download the results.
Note: This quick start only shows the first step in this process. For examples of the other steps, see Get job status and Get job results.
To upload the data, send the following POST request:
POST body
0001|Invalidenstraße 116 10115 Berlin|DEU
0002|Am Kronberger Hang 8 65824 Schwalbach|DEU
0003|425 W Randolph St Chicago IL 60606|USA
0004|One Main Street Cambridge MA 02142|USA
0005|200 S Mathilda Ave Sunnyvale CA 94086|USA

The response to the above request includes the following high level elements:

  • RequestId that identifies the job created for the request which you can use to track the job progress and to request the results when the job is complete.
  • The status of this job.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<ns2:SearchBatch xmlns:ns2="">

Next steps

We encourage you to explore the following topics to learn how to succesfully use Batch Geocoder API: