Reverse geocode

To find the nearest address to specific geocoordinates, you can submit a request to the Reverse Geocode endpoint, revgeocode.

For example, a user selects a point on a map in Vienna, and submits the map geocoordinates in a request to the revgeocode endpoint.


Authorization: Bearer [your token]

The API returns the nearest address - "Heinestraße 42, 1020 Vienna, Austria", along with additional details included in the JSON result. Notice the distance (meters) to the result.

  "items": [
      "title": "Heinestraße 42, 1020 Vienna, Austria",
      "id": "here:af:streetsection:2VFm4oq5Zq8utAoSB90pmA:CgcIBCD6iaNNEAEaAjQy",
      "resultType": "houseNumber",
      "houseNumberType": "PA",
      "address": {
        "label": "Heinestraße 42, 1020 Vienna, Austria",
        "countryCode": "AUT",
        "countryName": "Austria",
        "state": "Vienna",
        "county": "Vienna",
        "city": "Vienna",
        "district": "2. Bezirk-Leopoldstadt",
        "street": "Heinestraße",
        "postalCode": "1020",
        "houseNumber": "42"
      "position": {
        "lat": 48.21809,
        "lng": 16.38988
      "access": [
          "lat": 48.21815,
          "lng": 16.38995
      "distance": 4,
      "mapView": {
        "west": 16.39157,
        "south": 48.21697,
        "east": 16.38819,
        "north": 48.21921

The response includes geo-coordinates of the address and complete postal address string with correct postal code.

It delivers the following high-level elements for each result:

  • resultType - HERE Geocoding and Search /revgeocode is able to return items of several types: houseNumber, place, locality, street, etc.
  • houseNumberType - type of address data (returned only for address results):
    • PA - Point Address, location matches as individual point object
    • interpolated - location is the interpolated point on an address range line object
  • title – a representative string for the result. In case of address it is the complete postal address string
  • address - the detailed address of the result
  • position - a representative geo-position (WGS 84) of the result. This is to be used to display the result on a map
  • access - the geo-position of the access to the result (for instance the entrance)
  • mapView - bounding box of the location optimized for display
  • distance - the /revgeocode endpoint returns the distance in meters to the given spatial context ('at=lat,lon')
  • id - the identifier of the result object. Its value can be used to retrieve the very same object through the /lookup endpoint.

More details about /revgeocode parameters can be found in the API Reference.

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