New Features

The following table lists new features in the current release.

Release 7.78

Ticket Number Description
OSP-3366 Lookup, Browse, Autosuggest, Discover: The National Stop Register (NSR) ID is now added to public transport stops in Norway. Where available, the ID is added to the references field with a set to "nsr".
OSQ-27320 Autosuggest: Improved category term matching for European countries and languages.
OSQ-28147 Geocode: Geocoder improvements for English address queries in Taiwan. Geocoder improvements for English queries in Taiwan. The Geocoder is less strict to token order for street names.

Release 7.77

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-24823 Geocode: Geocoder now detects and parses secondary unit designators in Russia.
OSQ-28041 Geocode: In Taiwan, it is common to prefix house numbers in English addresses with "No." The Geocoder now tolerates the prefix without penalties in queryScore or houseNumber fieldScore.
OSQ-28443 All endpoints: Added political views for disputed areas Southern Patagonian Ice Field, Tierra Del Fuego, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands. Show these areas in the Argentina view with politicalView=ARG.
OSQ-27850 Browse, Autosuggest, Discover: Improvements in category search precision.

Release 7.76

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-28058 All endpoints: Added political views for disputed areas Bir Tawil, Halaib Triangle, Golan Heights.
  • Egypt view on Bir Tawil (politicalView=EGY). Default = Part of Sudan (SDN); EGY = Part of Egypt (EGY).
  • Sudan view on Halaib Triangle (politicalView=SDN). Default = Part of Egypt (EGY); SDN = Part of Sudan (SDN).
  • Syria view on Golan Heights (politicalView=SYR). Default = Part of Israel (ISR); SYR = Part of Syria (SYR).
OSQ-23480 Autocomplete: Added language code to results. Each Autocomplete result includes a language field with the preferred user language. The value is either the same as specified in the lang query parameter or if the client application did not provide the parameter, the language that Autocomplete identified from the input query.
OSQ-26199 Geocode: Geocoder now supports secondary unit designator detection in France for commonly used designator "étage".
OSQ-28045 Geocode: Geocoder now detects and parses secondary unit designators in Taiwan for Chinese and Latin (English) scripts.
OSQ-26887 All endpoints: Point Addresses in the HERE map may include a building name. GS7 now exposes available building names for Point Address results within the address block and as part of result title and address label. Building names may also be included in the address block of Place results.
OSQ-28153 Geocode: Improvements for the Galician language region in Spain. The Geocoder now tolerates common omissions in queries such as stop words, person first names, or person titles also for the Galician language. This feature was already supported for the Spanish and Catalan languages.
OSQ-11051 Geocode: Improvements for the Galician language region in Spain. The Geocoder can now recognize and match street types in the Spanish language.

Release 7.75

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-11049 Geocode: Improvements for Catalan language region in Spain. In addition to Catalan, the Geocoder can now recognize and match street types in Spanish language. The second improvement is tolerating common ommissions in queries such as stop words, person first names, or person titles. This feature was already supported for the Spanish language and is now supported for Catalan as well.
OSQ-25758 Geocode: Geocoder matching for postal codes in noisy queries is improved. In cases where the Geocoder can only recognize a postal code in the query text, it will now return a postal code result. The overall queryScore might drop below 0.5 because all other query tokens were not recognized. Previously, the Geocoder returned with an empty response.
OSQ-26409 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: Japan: Improved matching of kana consonants in small and large forms: Katakan ka ヵ and カ, Katakana ke ヶ and ケ, Katakana 促音 "tsu" ッ and ツ, Hiragana 促音 "tsu" っ and つ.
OSQ-27727 Geocode: Japan: Improved address search quality for queries with partially wrong (fuzzy) house number or subblock information.
OSQ-26080 Autosuggest, Discover, Browse: Added description of response attribute excursionDistance to the Developer's Guide. excursionDistance is returned for search along the route requests. It is the distance from the route to the result.
OSQ-27375 Autosuggest, Discover: Improved brewery category query support.
OSQ-26965 Autosuggest, Discover: Enhanced chain search support for chains Ford, MAN, SEAT, Skoda, and Volkswagen.
OSQ-26720 Autosuggest, Discover: Improved category search support for emergency room places ("ER", "A&E").
OSQ-26697 Autosuggest, Discover: Improved EV charging station category search in Serbian ("Stanica za punjenje").
OSQ-25999 Autosuggest, Discover: Improved Portuguese support for EV charging stations.
OSQ-22403 Autosuggest, Discover: Improved Castles category search support.

Release 7.74

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-27443 All endpoints: Added political views for areas Ilemi Triangle, Lake Malawi, Courantyne Headwaters, Lawa Headwaters, Rincon de Artigas.
  • Kenya on Ilemi Triangle (politicalView=KEN). Default = Part of South Sudan (SSD); KEN = Part of Kenya (KEN).
  • Tanzania on Lake Malawi (politicalView=TZA). Default = Part of Malawi (MWI); TZA = Part of Tanzania (TZA).
  • Suriname on Courantyne Headwaters (politicalView=SUR). Default = Part of Guyana (GUY); SUR = Part of Suriname (SUR).
  • Suriname on Lawa Headwaters (politicalView=SUR). Default = Part of French Guiana (GUF); SUR = Part of Suriname (SUR).
  • Uruguay on Rincon de Artigas (politicalView=URY). Default = Part of Brazil (BRA); URY = Part of Uruguay (URY).
OSQ-26551 Geocode: Improved support for street name abbreviations in Indonesia. The Geocoder now recognizes all street name abbreviations that HERE defines in map content.

Release 7.73

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OSQ-27193 Geocode: Japan: Geocode alphabetic house number query. For example, match the input query 町田市山崎町1356-F to the address 〒195-0074 東京都町田市山崎町1356-F, where 'F' is the house number.
OSQ-25368 Geocode: Japan: Address query fallback to wrong sub-block when fallback to sub-district is preferred. Example: q=滋賀県長浜市法楽寺町276-122, previous result: sub-block 滋賀県長浜市寺師町122, new result: sub-district 滋賀県長浜市法楽寺町
OSQ-26531 Geocode: Japan: Alphanumeric token at the end of address query should not impact the result. Example: q=神奈川県川崎市幸区下平間 153-1 When the Geocoder cannot match the last tokens -1 the fallback to be to sub-block. New result: sub-block 〒212-0053 神奈川県川崎市幸区下平間153
OSQ-26735 Autosuggest, Browse, Discover, Lookup: Vinfast supplier references added to references response elements.
OSQ-27054, OSQ-27228 All endpoints: Improved quality of hotel, restaurant, grocery, pharmacy, theater, and police station places in Germany.
OSQ-24303 Autosuggest, Browse, Discover: Additional excursionDistance response element for queries with a route parameter (BETA)
OSQ-26711, OSQ-26819, OSQ-27124 Autosuggest, Discover: Improved category search in German, English, Spanish, Norwegian, Czech for categories such as airport terminal, boat sports, medical services, car dealerships and car repair places.

Release 7.72

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-23411 All endpoints: New response code 429 Too Many Requests: The user has sent too many requests in a given amount of time, or the user's request quota has been exceeded.
OSQ-25152 Autosuggest, Discover: Added recognition of "Lojas de Departamento" as the Portuguese term for department store. Search for "Lojas de Departamento" can now result in a follow-up query suggestion for "ontologyId": "here:cm:ontology:department_store".
OSQ-25770 Geocode: For address queries in Vietnam, the geocoder can recognize and match house number formats with a slash. Examples: "30/13 Hà thanh vạn thắng nha trang khánh hoà" results in house number match "30/13" on street "Hẻm 30 Hà Thanh". The previous wrong match was to house number "13" on the street "Đường Hà Thanh".
OSQ-26117 Autosuggest: Better support for car brands one box search when combined with a service or sales category.
OSQ-24516 Autosuggest, Discover: Added German "Rasthof" and "Rastanlage" queries support.
OSQ-21437 Autosuggest, Discover: Added "Leela Palace" chain search support.

Release 7.71

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-21343 Autosuggest, Discover, Lookup, Browse: Chain name added to Place results in addition to chain IDs. Example: chains": [{ "id": "1173", "name": "Sparkasse" }]. Note: This feature is still in beta. We noticed that in rare cases the chain name is not correct.
OSQ-24267 Autosuggest, Discover, Lookup, Browse: Support for 10k additional chains.
OSQ-25511 Autosuggest, Discover: Japan: Improved chain recognition with additional chain names and abbreviations.
OSQ-26206 Autosuggest, Discover: Japan: Katakana and Hiragana transliterations are no longer added to the search result title in parenthesis as alternative name. Japan users mostly find these additional names in the title unexpected or also disturbing. Example: Previous title: Starbucks Coffee 新田町ビル店 (スターバックスコーヒーシンデンチョウビルテン), new tile: 'Starbucks Coffee 新田町ビル店'
OSQ-26079 Geocode: Improved support of street type abbreviation in English-speaking countries.

Release 7.70

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-11412 Geocode: Great Britain: Support directionals in street names. For example, the expected result for 'BS3 2EZ, Bristol, N ST BEDMINSTER 139' is '139 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1EZ, United Kingdom'.
OSQ-24236 Geocode: Indonesia: In Indonesia, it is common to prefix a district or city name with an abbreviation or spelled out name that indicates the type of the entity. For example, in 'JL. MALIGI RAYA LOT P-4A, kab KARAWANG, WEST JAVA 41361 kel sukaluyu', 'kab' stands for 'kabupaten', which means city. 'kel' stands for 'kelurahan' and means a sub-district. The Geocoder supports the following prefixes: 'DS', 'Kel', 'Ds/Kel' and 'Desa', 'Kelurahan' before sub-district. 'Kec' and 'Kecamatan' before district. 'Kab' and 'Kabupaten' before city. 'Kota' before city.
OSQ-25368 Geocode: Japan: Improved fallback behavior where the Geocoder cannot match the query house number.
OSQ-26198, OSQ-26274 Geocode: Extended support for secondary unit designator detection in Great Britain and Indonesia.
OSQ-26220 Geocode: Indonesia: Improved address matching by ranking candidates with matching street type higher than those where only the street base name matches. Important street types in Indonesia are 'Jalan' (abbr. 'Jl.'), 'Gang' (abbr. 'Gl.'), 'Lorong', 'Boulevard'.

Release 7.69

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-22967 Geocode: Extended support for secondary unit designator detection. Example: In query "200 Main St Ste 101A, 29926" the Geocoder now detects "Ste 101A" as suite information. In previous releases some unit numbers were falsely interpreted as house number or the existence of secondary unit information in the query let to empty responses.
OSQ-24372 Geocode: Russia: Geocoder supports locality prefixes in Russia. Examples: "город"/"gorod", which mean "city".
OSQ-25548 Geocode: Ireland and Great Britain: Increased coverage for Great Britain and Ireland (EIRCODEs) postal code search. Postal codes that are not associated to an address (house number) or building (building name) in the HERE map are now returned with resultType: postalCodePoint.
OSQ-25732 Discover, Browse, Lookup: Endpoints return EV station attributes when the query "show" is set to the value "ev". This capability is restricted to customer applications for which the HERE EV-API has been licensed.
OSQ-25793 Geocode: Japan: Geocoder returns precise house number results from address query with extended house number or room number. Before, the Geocoder returned subblock results.
OSQ-25794 Geocode: Japan: Geocoder now tolerates white space symbols in queries. White spaces do not lead to reduced quality scores or empty responses anymore.
OSQ-25878 Geocode: United Kingdom: Improved address matching. For address queries in United Kingdom, GS7 geocode recognizes and matches all the house number formats which are available in the HERE map. For example, matching of hyphenated house numbers as in 'PH7 4AU, Crieff, W HIGH ST 1 - 3'.
OSQ-25900 Autosuggest: Improved house number result quality for very short numerical queries.
OSQ-25901 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: Japan: Consistency between Hiragana and Katakana queries. A mapping exists between both Japanese scripts so that results should be the same independent of the chosen script.
OSQ-23344 Reverse Geocode: Reverse Geocoder prefers street level results over interpolated address results in some cases. Example: /revgeocode?at=44.5560598,-79.1382582. Previous results, 2 street matches: "CR-47, Ramara, ON L0K, Canada", "Sideroad 5, Ramara, ON L0K, Canada", new results, 2 interpolated housenumber matches: "4024 CR-47, Ramara, ON L0K 1B0, Canada", "2799 Sideroad 5, Ramara, ON L0K, Canada"

Release 7.68

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-24271 Geocode: Vietnam: Improved address matching. Geocoder now tolerates omitted street types (queries with street base name only, no street type.
OSQ-24824 Reverse Geocode: Singapore: Reverse Geocode now returns the high precision postal code with Singapore address results. Previously, the Reverse Geocoder responded with the 2-digit postal code instead of the precise 6-digit postal code.
OSQ-25649 All endpoints: Added political view Morocco on Western Sahara (politicalView=MAR). Default = Country Western Sahara (ESH); MAR = As part of Morocco (MAR).

Release 7.67

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-25314 All endpoints: Added political view Serbia on Kosovo (politicalView=SRB). Default = Country Kosovo; SRB = As part of Serbia.
OSQ-24575, OSQ-24576 Browse: Browse now supports a foodTypes and a chains filter accepting cuisine ids and chain ids, respectively.
OSQ-24837 Autosuggest: Respond with address suggestions for queries containing only numbers.
OSQ-25293 Geocode: Indonesia: For address queries in Indonesia, the Geocoder recognizes and tolerates house number prefix 'No.'. Before, the term 'No' was unmatched and could diminish Geocoder result quality. Example query with 'No' before house number 25: Jl. Jabaru II No 25, RT.03/RW.02, Pasirkuda, Kec. Bogor Bar., Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16119, Indonesia
OSQ-25292 Geocode: Indonesia: For address queries in Indonesia, the Geocoder recognizes and matches all the house number formats as available in the HERE map. Example: C9/54, Jalan Kebon Jati, Bandung Kota 40181, Indonesia
OSQ-24767 Geocode: Indonesia: Addresses can contain Rukun Tetangga (RT) and Rukun Warga (RW) numbers as the lowest administrative division of Indonesia. This information is currently not available in the HERE map data. The Geocoder now recognizes this pattern in queries and ignores the tokens instead of mistakingly interpreting the numbers as house numbers.
OSQ-24640 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: Japan: Improved matching of sub-district names.
OSQ-24640 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: Japan: Improved postal code matching for city postal codes (formats ###-##00). Examples: 759-2200, 680-0700. Before: empty responses.
OSQ-23835 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: Japan: Improved handling of Hiragana/Katakana for Japan address search.
OSQ-25005 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: Japan: Katakana spell correction based on phonetic similarity (consonant + vowel).
OSQ-24238 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: Japan: Improved support for chain name and abbreviated chain name.

Release 7.66

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-24887 Discover, Browse, Lookup, Autosuggest: When a Place is included in the Venues dataset, the supplier ID is provided for supplier here:pds:placesupplier:venues.
OSQ-25021 All endpoints: Japan: Treat small and large representations of five hiragana vowels and three additional kana as equivalent. Large (small): あ(ぁ), い(ぃ), う(ぅ), え(ぇ), お(ぉ), や(ゃ), ゆ(ゅ), よ(ょ)
OSQ-25020 All endpoints: Japan: Treat small and large representations of five katakana vowels and three additional kana as equivalent. Large (small): ア(ァ), イ(ィ), ウ(ゥ), エ(ェ), オ(ォ), ヤ(ャ), ユ(ュ), ヨ(ョ)
OSQ-24809 Autosuggest, Discover: Japan: Enhanced search quality for POI names with one or two tokens.
OSQ-24220 Geocode: For Russia, the Geocoder supports abbreviated forms of specifiers in street names: "Бол" and "Б" for "Большой"/"Большая"/"Большое"/"Большие" ("Big"); "Мал" and "М" for "Малый"/"Малая"/"Малое"/"Малые" ("Small"); "Ср", "С" for "Средний"/"Средняя"/"Среднее"/"Средние" ("middle").

Release 7.65

Ticket Number Description
OSQ-23834 All endpoints: Japan: Improved quality of administrative name search in Katakana and Hiragana.
OSQ-24643 Autosuggest, Discover: Japan: Enhanced capability of returning POI names in Hiragana and Katakana.
OSQ-24169 Discover, Browse, Lookup: Return EV stations static attributes.
OSQ-19967 Reverse Geocode: Reverse Geocode returns high precision postal code points in countries where these are available. Example for the United Kingdom: at=51.2424992,-1.7955735, previous first result (place): "Red Devils Freefall Team, Pigott Close, Salisbury, SP4 9, United Kingdom", distance 54 m, new first result: "SP4 9QG, Salisbury, United Kingdom", distance 17 m
OSQ-24892 All endpoints: Added support for political views. For this release, the only supported political view is the Russian view on Crimea. HERE Geocoding and Search represents it by default as part of Ukraine. For customer applications that target the Russian market, HERE Geocoding and Search allows setting Russian political with Crimea region shown as part of Russia (use parameter politicalView=RUS).

Release 7.64

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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