Get started - HERE developer portal

This section outlines how to get started quickly HERE Geocoding and Search on the HERE developer portal:

Note

This section provides information on the minimum setup required to quickly begin using HERE Geocoding and Search. For more detailed information on HERE account setup, project creation, service linking, app registration, and authentication, see the Identity & Access Management Developer Guide.

Get a HERE account

If you are an individual developer who has signed up for one of the plans listed on our Developer plans page on developer.here.com., you received a HERE account ID when you signed up. You can use your HERE account to log in to developer.here.com. to create applications. Applications (uniquely identified by an app ID) enable development with HERE products and services.

Register your app

To register your app, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to developer.here.com.
  2. Click your name, select Projects, and then choose your project from the list. Your project details and available application credentials are then displayed.
  3. Select JavaScript or REST and click Generate App. When your application is created, its app ID is displayed.

Get an API key

To get an API key, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to developer.here.com.
  2. Click your name, select Projects, and then choose your project from the list. Your project details and available application credentials are then displayed.
  3. Click Create API key to generate a maximum of two API keys for your application. The API key is created and displayed.

Send a request

The following are two examples of requests:

discover request geocode request
To retrieve 5 petrol stations near (52.5228,13.4124), send the request: To geocode the free-form text "Invalidenstr 117, Berlin", send the request:

https://discover.search.hereapi.com/v1/
discover
?at=52.5228,13.4124
&q=petrol+station
&apiKey={YOUR_API_KEY}

https://geocode.search.hereapi.com/v1/
geocode
?q=Invalidenstr+117+Berlin
&apiKey={YOUR_API_KEY}


The responses to the above requests may include multiple items, and each item will provide the following high-level elements:

  • resultType – HERE Geocoding and Search supports multiple location object types (place, street, locality, ...)
  • title – a representative string for the result, for instance the name of a place, or a complete address
  • address - a breakdown of the result address into its related fields
  • 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)
  • id - the identifier of the item. Its value can be used to retrieve the very same object using the /lookup endpoint.

Other elements are specific to the different HERE Geocoding and Search services/endpoints.


{
  "items": [
    {
      "title": "TOTAL",
      "id": "here:pds:place:276u33dc-2e01d17cb4a24c14bcad179ed8946016",
      "ontologyId": "here:cm:ontology:petrol_gasoline_station",
      "resultType": "place",
      "address": {
        "label": "TOTAL, Prenzlauer Allee 1-4, 10405 Berlin, Deutschland",
        "countryCode": "DEU",
        "countryName": "Deutschland",
        "stateCode": "BE",
        "state": "Berlin",
        "countyCode": "B",
        "county": "Berlin",
        "city": "Berlin",
        "district": "Prenzlauer Berg",
        "street": "Prenzlauer Allee",
        "postalCode": "10405",
        "houseNumber": "1-4"
      },
      "position": { "lat": 52.52896, "lng": 13.41802 },
      "access": [{ "lat": 52.52906, "lng": 13.41775 }],
      "distance": 783,
      "categories": [
        { "id": "700-7600-0116", "name": "Tankstelle", "primary": true },
        { "id": "100-1000-0009", "name": "Fastfood" },
        { "id": "700-7850-0121", "name": "Autowäsche/-reinigung" }
      ],
      "chains": [{ "id": "35" }],
      "references": [
        { "supplier": { "id": "core" }, "id": "50664440" },
        { "supplier": { "id": "yelp" }, "id": "OQn9q-QzNNu8v3eQQQIFNg" },
        { "supplier": { "id": "yelp" }, "id": "j926GEeY9jUex9ESkzJLJg" }
      ],
      "contacts": [
        {
          "phone": [
            { "value": "+49304425643" },
            { "value": "+4949304425643", "categories": [{ "id": "700-7600-0116" }] },
            { "value": "304-425643" }
          ],
          "fax": [
            { "value": "030 4417600", "categories": [{ "id": "700-7600-0116" }] },
            { "value": "304417600", "categories": [{ "id": "700-7600-0116" }] }
          ],
          "www": [
            {
              "value": "http://store.total.de/de/germany/store-total-de/berlin/berlin-prenzlauer-allee-1-4/ND020511",
              "categories": [{ "id": "700-7600-0116" }]
            },
            { "value": "http://store.total.de/de_DE/ND020511" },
            { "value": "http://www.total.de", "categories": [{ "id": "700-7600-0116" }] }
          ]
        }
      ],
      "openingHours": [
        {
          "text": ["Mon-Sun: 00:00 - 24:00"],
          "isOpen": true,
          "structured": [
            { "start": "T000000", "duration": "PT24H00M", "recurrence": "FREQ:DAILY;BYDAY:MO,TU,WE,TH,FR,SA,SU" }
          ]
        }
      ]
    },
    (...)
]


{
  "items": [
    {
      "title": "Invalidenstraße 117, 10115 Berlin, Deutschland",
      "id": "here:af:streetsection:tVuvjJYhO86yd5jk1cmzNB:CgcIBCCf2912EAEaAzExNyhk",
      "resultType": "houseNumber",
      "houseNumberType": "PA",
      "address": {
        "label": "Invalidenstraße 117, 10115 Berlin, Deutschland",
        "countryCode": "DEU",
        "countryName": "Deutschland",
        "stateCode": "BE",
        "state": "Berlin",
        "countyCode": "B",
        "county": "Berlin",
        "city": "Berlin",
        "district": "Mitte",
        "street": "Invalidenstraße",
        "postalCode": "10115",
        "houseNumber": "117"
      },
      "position": { "lat": 52.53041, "lng": 13.38527 },
      "access": [{ "lat": 52.53105, "lng": 13.3848 }],
      "mapView": { "west": 13.38379, "south": 52.52951, "east": 13.38675, "north": 52.53131 },
      "scoring": { "queryScore": 1, "fieldScore": { "city": 1, "streets": [1], "houseNumber": 1 } }
    }
  ]
}


Note

Oauth tokens are recommended for production. This example uses an apiKey to allow you to quickly try the API.

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