Geocoder API Developer's Guide

Location for a Free-form Address

The user wants to retrieve the latitude, longitude and complete address details of 200 S Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA based on a free-form text input.

Request

The following GET request uses the parameter searchtext to specify the encoded value of the free-form address.

https://geocoder.cit.api.here.com/6.2/geocode.json
  ?app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}
  &app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}
  &searchtext=200%20S%20Mathilda%20Sunnyvale%20CA

Response

The response to the request contains the following information blocks:
  • metadata about the request
  • information about the address, including
    • match quality
    • location information
    • address information
{"Response": {
  "MetaInfo": {"Timestamp": "2016-11-09T10:17:23.943+0000"},
  "View": [{
    "_type": "SearchResultsViewType",
    "ViewId": 0,
    "Result": [{
      "Relevance": 1,
      "MatchLevel": "houseNumber",
      "MatchQuality": {
        "State": 1,
        "City": 1,
        "Street": [0.9],
        "HouseNumber": 1
      },
      "MatchType": "pointAddress",
      "Location": {
        "LocationId": "NT_nL.dzNwdSJgdcF4U8dYEiC_yADM",
        "LocationType": "point",
        "DisplayPosition": {
          "Latitude": 37.37634,
          "Longitude": -122.03405
        },
        "NavigationPosition": [{
          "Latitude": 37.37643,
          "Longitude": -122.03444
        }],
        "MapView": {
          "TopLeft": {
            "Latitude": 37.3774642,
            "Longitude": -122.0354646
          },
          "BottomRight": {
            "Latitude": 37.3752158,
            "Longitude": -122.0326354
          }
        },
        "Address": {
          "Label": "200 S Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, United States",
          "Country": "USA",
          "State": "CA",
          "County": "Santa Clara",
          "City": "Sunnyvale",
          "District": "Heritage District",
          "Street": "S Mathilda Ave",
          "HouseNumber": "200",
          "PostalCode": "94086",
          "AdditionalData": [
            {
              "value": "United States",
              "key": "CountryName"
            },
            {
              "value": "California",
              "key": "StateName"
            },
            {
              "value": "Santa Clara",
              "key": "CountyName"
            },
            {
              "value": "N",
              "key": "PostalCodeType"
            }
          ]
        }
      }
    }]
  }]
}}