Geocoder API Developer's Guide

Constructing a Request

A request to the Geocoder API includes the basic elements shown in the following table and, in addition, it may contain resource-specific parameters.

Table 1. Basic request elements
Element Value/Example Description

Base URL

https://geocoder.api.here.com

https://reverse.geocoder.api.here.com

Production environment only

 

https://geocoder.cit.api.here.com

https://reverse.geocoder.cit.api.here.com

Customer Integration Testing (CIT) environment only
Note: For information on how to get access to the CIT environment, see HERE Server Environments.

Path

/6.2/  

Resource

/geocode

/reversegeocode

/multi-reversegeocode

/search

GET only except for multi-reversegeocode (POST), specify request details via query parameters

Format specifier

.xml

.json

Specifies whether XML or JSON output is required. The format specifier must follow the resource name, for example .../geocode.xml?...

The default output format is XML.

Application Code

&app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}

Substitute your own unique app_code

Application Id

&app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}

Substitute your own unique app_id

The following geocoding request combines the elements from the table above and adds the parameter searchtext. The request specifies that the required output is XML.

https://geocoder.cit.api.here.com/6.2/geocode.xml
  ?app_id={YOUR_APP_ID}
  &app_code={YOUR_APP_CODE}
  &searchtext=425+W+Randolph+Chicago

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