New Features

The following table lists new features in the current release.

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-24155 All endpoints: Increased coverage of GBR postal codes
OSQ-23491 Geocode: Improved matching of Russia compound house number formats
OSQ-21301 Geocode: Improved behavior for address queries that contain noise. The tolerance for the overall queryScore has been increased for cases with high enough individual fieldScores. Example: "SEEDRS LTD,CHURCHILL HOUSE,142-146 OLD STREET,london,EC1V 9BW" now returns "142 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BW, United Kingdom"
OSQ-23406 Geocode: In Russia, the Geocoder now prefers Point Address fallbacks to alpha-numeric house numbers in situations where the query house number is numeric but does not exist in map content. Before, the Geocoder chose an interpolated location. This could lead to results up to a few hundred meters away from the destination. Example: q=121059, Россия, г Москва, г. Москва, наб Бережковская, 20, previous result (interpolated): "Бережковская набережная 20, Москва, Россия, 121059", new result (Point Address fallback to alpha-numeric house number): "Бережковская набережная 20А, Москва, Россия, 121059"
OSQ-23558 Geocode: Tolerate common Russia prefix to the house number "dom"/"дом" (meaning "house"). The Geocoder now recognizes the prefix and tolerates it without any scoring penalty.

New features added in previous releases:

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-18581 Discover: Place search by telephone number including in Japan
OSQ-19595 Geocode: For queries with at, Geocoder now ranks results in the proximity over those far away with a better score. This change in ranking includes house number fallbacks in proximity over exact house number matches far away.
OSQ-23507 Geocode: For Russia addressing with numbers in street name, the position of the number before or after the base name is flexible and equally matched.
OSQ-23853 Geocode: For Russia addressing, street names may contain words "Большой"/"Большая"/"Большое"/"Большие" ("Big"), "Малый"/"Малая"/"Малое"/"Малые" ("Small"), "Средний"/"Средняя"/"Среднее"/"Средние" ("middle"). Geocoder now supports the queries with flexible positioning of these specifiers in the street base name.
OSQ-22569 Autocomplete: Autocomplete now also supports high precision postal code queries and returns results with result type postalCodePoint
OSQ-23942 Geocode Geocoder supports common street type abbreviations in Indonesia: "JL"/"JLN" for " Jalan", "G" for "Gang" and "Lr"/"Lrg" for "Lorong"
OSQ-22573 Geocode: Geocoder additionally supports Italian abbreviation "p.le" for "Piazzale"
OSQ-21419 Discover, Browse, Lookup: Categories field added for contact information in place result items
OSQ-21421 Discover, Browse, Lookup: Categories field added for opening hours in place result items
OSQ-18697 Browse: Allow place categories negative filter. For example, to retrieve all restaurants except fast-food restaurants, an application would add to Browse queries categories=100-1000,!100-1000-0009.
OSQ-20855 Autosuggest, Discover, Browse, Lookup: Phonetic translations added to result items
OSQ-18686 Autosuggest, Discover, Browse, Lookup: Chain ids added to place result items
OSQ-18649 Autosuggest, Discover, Browse, Lookup: Category translations added to place result items
OSQ-18090 Autosuggest, Discover, Browse, Lookup: HERE core/yelp/Tripadvisor/Parkopedia ids added to place result items
OSQ-22875 All endpoints: Added United Kingdom as entity on country level and moved England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland from country to state level. This change allows searching for addresses and places in UK and also to search for UK as country.
Autosuggest, Discover, Geocode: Support of intersection search. Intersection queries can contain two street names, for example, "5th Ave @ E 82nd St New York". Results are of new resultType "intersection". Results provide the street names in the "streets" list.
Autosuggest, Discover: Search for 7-digit UK postal codes. For example, "EC2Y 5HN". These UK postal codes are high precision postal code points assigned to a single or small number of addresses. Results are of new resultType "postalCodePoint".
Autosuggest, Discover: Support geo-coordinate queries in sexagesimal degrees (degrees, minutes, seconds, for example, "48°51'29.7"N 2°17'40.2"E") or decimal degrees ("48.8582,2.2945").
Autocomplete: Autocomplete is available as BETA. Autocomplete allows end-users to find better results with fewer keystrokes.

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