New Features

The following table lists new features in the current release.

Release 7.103

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OSP-6515, OSQ-35571 Geocode: Improved support for Italy address matching. The Geocoder now supports permutations in the word order of street names. Example: In 'q=Mazzocchi Alessio Via 34, 80141 Napoli' now matches to 'Via Alessio Mazzocchi, 34, 80141 Napoli NA, Italia' with high confidence. In the query, the street type (Via) was moved to the end of the street name, and the first name Alessio was placed after the surname.
OSQ-35027 All endpoints: Turkiye label format improvement: The label format for addresses in Turkiye has been adapted to reflect the standard local addressing format. The new format: , , , /, . For example: 'Kapalı Çarşı Caddesi 69, 16010, Nalbantoğlu, Osmangazi/Bursa, Türkei'.
OSQ-35000 All endpoints: Turkiye administrative area leveling has been changed to align with the HERE map data. In the new representation, the state administrative level is not used. Level 2 - Il - is mapped to county, level 3 - Ilce - is mapped to city. Level 4 - built-up - is mapped to district. Metropolitan municipalities, such as İstanbul or Bursa, are coded in the HERE map data as KD zones (known-as zones) and mapped as alternative cities. KD zones representing historical neighborhoods are mapped to alternative districts.
OSQ-19432 Autocomplete: Autocomplete now matches spelled-out numeric representations of numbers in street names and vice versa. Example: 'q=Oakland thirty second' now matches to 'United States, CA, Oakland, 32nd St'. Autocomplete supports this in English only for cardinal and ordinal numbers.
OSQ-34009, OSQ-34011 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: USA address search with alternative city names. These endpoints now support address search in USA with alternative city names as accepted by USPS. In the Geocoder, the result city name shows the default primary preferred city name, and there is a penalty of 5% in the In Discover and Autosuggest results, the alternative name is added to the result title in parenthesis. Example: The result title is '1910 Jelinda Dr, Santa Barbara (Montecito), CA 93108-2664, United States' for the query '1910 Jelinda Dr, Montecito'.
OSQ-31983 Geocode: Improved address matching for addresses in small localities where street names are inherited from the city name or where people refer to streets by using the city name.

Release 7.102

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OSQ-34798 Geocode: Improved support for Saudi Arabia search with short addresses for qualified and hybrid queries.
OSQ-35317 Autocomplete: Improved support for high lighting of street names for synonym matches. Synonym matches include abbreviations or different representations of numbers in street names.
OSQ-34765 All endpoints: Added INWANI codes for Qatar to results. INWANI codes are added to the result title, the address label and to address building fields. Example: In the following address label, '90-699-2' is the INWANI code: '90-699-2, Al Nahda Street 2, Al Wakra, Qatar'.
OSQ-35288 Autocomplete: New featured city lookup via postal code released in ALPHA status. For postal codes that are valid in multiple cities, with the parameter postalCodeMode=cityLookup, Autocomplete returns multiple results of type postalCode, one per city. Per default, Autocomplete returns a single postal code result with either an empty or default city name for the postal code.
OSQ-35286 Geocode: The show=parsing parameter is out of BETA and is now fully supported.
OSQ-35287 Autocomplete: The types filter for Autocomplete is out of BETA and now fully supported. Autocomplete supports the following values for the types filter: area, city, and postalCode.
OSQ-35285 Autocomplete: Autocomplete now supports two new spatial filters: in=circle limits the results by a circular area, in=bbox limits the results by a bounding box. Now results outside of the areas will be returned.

Release 7.101

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Release 7.100

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OSQ-34847 All endpoints: Added political view for the disputed areas of Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands.
  • Vietnam view on Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands (politicalView=VNM). Part of country Vietnam (Việt Nam). Default = Part of Paracel Islands or part of Spratly Islands.
OSQ-34764 All endpoints: Added Dubai MAKANI numbers to results. MAKANI number is added to result title, address label, and address building name. In the following example, the first two numbers from the label present the MAKANI number: '30005 95279, 19B Street, Al Rigga Dubai, United Arab Emirates'. Note: Search by MAKANI number is not supported yet by any endpoint.
OSQ-34433 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest: Australia: Improved matching of ranged house numbers. Example: '65-73 Nantilla Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia'.
OSQ-30732, OSQ-33523, OSQ-33735 Geocode, Reverse Geocode: Filter by result type: The optional parameter types allows application to limit results to a specific type or to a list of types. For the Geocode endpoint, the types filter has BETA status. Autocomplete supports the types filter already with status BETA. There is no change for Autocomplete.
    In summary, the following the `types` filter are now supported by these three endpoints:
  • Reverse Geocode: area, city, address, street
  • Geocode (BETA): area, city, postalCode, address, street, houseNumber
  • Autocomplete (BETA): area, city, postalCode
OSQ-32941 Geocode: Saudi Arabia: Support search for new Saudi Arabia short addresses. Example query: 'q=RCTB4359' returns a precise house number result: 'RCTB4359, 4359 Abi Al Karam Street, Al Dhobbat, 12627 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia'.

Release 7.99

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OSP-5263, OSQ-30207 Discover, Autosuggest: Improved search results for addresses on United States highways where street name can be 'highway', 'hwy', 'route', or 'RT'. Example: Query for '807 highway 35, Ocean, NJ' now finds '807 RT-35, Ocean, NJ 07712-4546, United States'
OSP-6197, OSQ-33868 Discover: Improved search results for United States interstate highway queries. Search by 'Interstate-' instead of 'I-' (Interstate-93) is now supported.
OSQ-20054 Geocode: Hungary: Geocoder now supports different search strings for numbered district names in Budapest, Hungary. For example, the district name 'Budapest 21' can be found with queries 'Budapest, XXI. ker.', 'Budapest, XXI' or 'Bp XXI'. In address queries, a roman number is sufficient to match the district: 'Deák Ferenc utca 21, XXI'.
OSQ-34578 Geocode: Hungary: Geocoder improvements for street type synonyms in Hungary. The Geocoder now accepts 'ut' as a street type synonym for 'utca'. 'u' is already accepted. In ambiguous cases, where streets with type 'utca' and 'ut' exist, the Geocoder prefers the exact street type match.
OSQ-21651 Discover, Autosuggest: Japan: Improved support for sub-block queries.

Release 7.98

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OSQ-34397 Autocomplete: Removed the 'beta' tag from the autocomplete endpoint. Autocomplete is now generally available with full support. Autocomplete speeds up address entries from end users by providing better results with fewer keystrokes.
OSQ-33721 Geocode, Reverse Geocode, Autocomplete: For addresses in the USA with multiple valid ZIP+4 add-on codes according to USPS, Geocoding and Search results now prefer to return add-on codes of type high-rise over other types street, firm, PO box.
OSQ-34231 Geocode: Extended support for secondary unit designators detection in Australia.
OSP-6250, OSQ-34085 Autosuggest: Japan: Extended support for abbreviated chain name queries. 13 abbreviated chain names added.
OSQ-34047 Geocode: USA: Improved accuracy for address queries with at parameter. In cases where the Geocoder finds multiple good results for address queries, it prefers the result closer to the at position. This was the wrong decision in cases where it was between a Point Address and a postal code point result or between a Point Address and an interpolated address result.
OSQ-34407 Discover, Autosuggest: Requests for 'walmart' also return Places belonging to the chain Walmart Neighborhood Market.
OSQ-34376 Autosuggest: Vietnam: Improved search for POIs in or near another POI. Examples for EV charging station searches in (ở) or at (tại) grand park: trạm sạc tại vinhomes grand park, trạm sạc ở vinhomes grand park

Release 7.97

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OSQ-32600 Autosuggest, Discover: Requests for 'Mcd' return Places of the chain McDonald's.
OSQ-33957 Geocode: In Brazil, the Geocoder now understands 'Centro' as central district of a city where the map data district name is the same as the city name. Example: Request for 'Rua Monsenhor Messias, S/N, Centro, 35700041, Sete Lagoas, MG' returns 'Rua Monsenhor Messias, Sete Lagoas - MG, 35700-041, Brazil' as the only result without any penalty on query or fields scores.
OSQ-31971 Geocode, Discover, Autosuggest, Autocomplete: Improved address search in Australia. GS7 now supports addressing with nearby districts in Australia. In Australia, people commonly use the names of 'suburbs' to address locations, which are mapped to 'districts' in GS7. In border cases, it may happen that people use the name of a neighboring district instead of the district to which the address belongs in the map data.
Geocoder, Autocomplete, Discover, and Autosuggest can now find addresses with the name of a nearby district.
In the result, Geocoder, Discover, and Autosuggest show the actual district name based on the map data. Discover and Autosuggest also show the matched name of the district in brackets.
Autocomplete shows the matched district name in the result. The customer application can obtain the actual district name by calling the Lookup endpoint with the ID returned by the Autocomplete endpoint.

Release 7.96

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OSQ-33230, OSP-6033 Autocomplete: Improved results for locality name queries. Autocomplete now ranks results with fully matching locality names higher.
OSQ-33633 Geocode: Improved address search with partial city name for multi-term city names. Example: For query '51 Rue de la République Bohain', the Geocoder now returns the address result in the city 'Bohain en-Vermandois' instead of multiple results in cities without any matching city name.
OSQ-33439 Autosuggest: Improved category search in or near a Place. Example: 'Charging Stations in Vinhomes Ocean Park' (same for 'near') where 'Vinhomes Ocean Park' is of category Residential Area/Building.
OSQ-33198, OSP-5485 Autosuggest: Improved clarity of titles for matches with alternative names. Reducing matching names in parenthesis when the extra information does not increase the user's understanding of the result.
OSQ-33955 Discover, Autosuggest: Support German requests 'tanken' to return gas stations.

Release 7.95

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OSQ-33559 Geocode: Improved matching in France when articles are combined with names in queries. Example: 'lafayette' instead of 'la fayette'.

Release 7.90

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OSQ-28540 Autocomplete: Similar to other endpoints, the Autocomplete endpoint now supports search by postal code only in Singapore and Ireland. The result for a postal code search in these countries is the complete address.
OSQ-23266 Autocomplete: With return type filter types=postalCode, Autocomplete now returns results of type postalCodePoint (high precision postal codes) in addition to results of type postalCode (area type postal codes). Note: In Singapore and Ireland, postal codes are very precise and assigned to single addresses. For all endpoints, postal code searches in these countries return a complete address of result type houseNumber. Therefore, Autocomplete returns the address of result type houseNumber for postal code searches even if types=postalCode is provided.

Release 7.89

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OSQ-31982 Geocode: The Geocoder now detects and parses secondary unit designators in Austria.
OSQ-31383 Geocode: Brazil: The Geocoder now supports spelled out house numbers. The Geocoder parses spelled out house numbers and matches them to the numeric form. The Geocoder also supports alternative forms of spelled out house numbers. Example: The queries "hélio pellegrino cento e quarenta e oito" and "hélio pellegrino um quatro oito" result in the same address "Avenida Hélio Pellegrino, 148, Moema, Sao Paulo - SP, 04513-100, Brazil".
OSQ-32052 Autosuggest: Japan: Improved Autosuggest for abbreviated chain names. Examples: スタバ (Starbucks, full name: スターバックス), ケンタ (KFC, full name ケンタッキーフライドチキン).

Release 7.88

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OSQ-31786 All endpoints: Added political view for the disputed area of Cyprus.
  • Turkish view on Northern Cyprus (politicalView=TUR). In both cases, Northern Cyprus is a country with country code "NCY". The difference between the default and the TUR political view is the country names: Default = country: "Turkish-Cypriot Administered Area"; TUR = country: "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus";
  • Turkish view on Cyprus (politicalView=TUR). In both cases, Cyprus is a country with country code "CYP". The difference between the default and TUR political view is the country name: Default = country: "Cyprus"; TUR = country: "Greek Cypriot Admin of South Cyprus".
OSQ-20154 Geocode: In the USA, city names in the map data may contain name supplements ", town of" or ", village of". For example, "Alabama, Town of". GS7 now removes these name supplements from city names and de-duplicates results. For example, the query "Superior, WI" provides a single result, "Superior, WI, United States", instead of three results "Superior, WI, United States", "Superior, Village of, WI, United States" and "Superior, Town of, WI, United States".
OSQ-31693, OSQ-31832 Geocode, Autosuggest, Discover: Vietnam: Improved matching logic for alley/house number address format. A Vietnam address can contain an alley number in addition to the street name and house number. The alley number can be encoded either as part of the street name, in combination with the house number, or both. When encoded together with the house number, the alley number prefixes the house number, separated by a slash (/). GS7 now supports matching queries with just the house number to alley/house number combinations in the map content. Example: q="10 Ngõ 509 Phố Vũ Tông Phan, Phường Khương Đình". Previous result was a house number match "509" on the wrong street: "509 Phố Vũ Tông Phan, Phường Khương Đình". New result: "509/10 Ngõ 509 Phố Vũ Tông Phan, Phường Khương Đình".
OSQ-30642 Geocode: USA: The Geocode endpoint supports spelled out house numbers in queries. For example, the address "10 Forbes Rd, Braintree, MA 02184-2602, United States" can also be found with the query "Ten Forbes Road, Braintree, MA" where the house number is spelled out as "ten".
OSQ-26573 Geocode: Added search for address via building name. Building names are now indexed and may be used to find an address. When a building name is associated with an address, GS7 can now match the building name and respond with the precise address and location. Example: Search for "Fernville County Cork, Ireland" results in a precise Point Address "Fernville, 66 Sunday's Well Road, Cork, County Cork, T23 V8W6, Ireland".
OSQ-29638 Discover: Japan: Improved train station search. Important train stations are now more likely to be ranked at the top.
OSQ-31817 Autosuggest, Discover: Japan: Improved search for Costco chain in Japanese (コストコ).

Release 7.85

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OSQ-30819 Geocode: Denmark: Improved handling of abbreviations in street names.
OSQ-30032 Geocode: Brasil: Support of Brasilia specific addressing schema. The city Brasilia organizes addresses in sectors, quadrants (quadras), and blocks (bloco), all referred to by shortened acronyms.
OSQ-29641 All endpoints: Promoted results types intersection and postalCodePoint from BETA to stable.

Release 7.84

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OSQ-30633 Geocode: USA: Improved handling of directionals in street names in abbreviated and spelled out variants, positioned pre and post street base names.

Release 7.83

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OSQ-23272 Geocode: The Geocoder now supports the addressing schema "sokak/caddesi" in Turkey. Example: "İstiklal Caddesi, Yeşilçam Sokak, No:17, Beyoğlu, İstanbul". The optional "Caddesi" part of the query helps to disambiguate in cases where a city or locality has multiple "Sokak" streets with the same name. A "Sokak" is typically a small street on which houses can be located and part of the official addressing. The "Caddesi" is a larger street nearby that people add to find the "Sokak" location better. The Geocoder does not show the "Caddesi" name as part of the result address. But the Geocoder includes the "Caddesi" information in the parsing block (parameter show=parsing), and it considers the "Caddesi" part of the query in the overall query score.
OSQ-29181 Geocode: Switzerland: Geocoder now parses and interprets prefixes of administrative areas in freeform queries. For example, the German query q="Kanton Zürich" or English query q="Canton of Zurich", the Geocoder recognizes "Kanton/Canton" as a state qualifier and tries to match "Zurich" to a state. The Geocoder matches Zurich to the city in the queries q="Zurich" or q="City Zurich". This feature is currently implemented for Switzerland addressing only.
OSQ-30346 Geocode: United States: Allow search for United States highways as Highway or Hwy in addition to primary name Route and RT. Example: "807 Highway 35, Ocean, NJ" for "807 RT-35, Ocean, NJ".
OSQ-28270 Autocomplete: Improved support for abbreviated names. Example: Matching of "Mount Brydges" to "Mt Brydges".
OSQ-30262 Reverse Geocode: Reverse Geocoder crops results at a distance of 100 km from the reference point. The API accepts a larger radius. But a large radius only leads to unnecessary long-running queries without changing the results. The purpose of the Reverse Geocoder is to find relevant locations close to the user or asset.

Release 7.82

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OSQ-27387 Reverse Geocode: Improved accuracy of Reverse Geocoder results. The Reverse Geocoder is now more likely to respond with interpolated address results on a nearby street and not with Point Address results on streets further away.
OSQ-29680 Geocode: The Geocoder now detects and parses secondary unit designators in Brazil.
OSQ-30034 Geocode: The Geocoder now recognizes and parses "CEP" - the abbreviation for Brazilian postal code system - in front of postal codes. The existence of "CEP" in a query does not impact the query score anymore.
OSP-5144 Autosuggest, Discover: Improved support for "ChargePoint". The query "ChargePoint" now returns EV charging stations belonging to the ChargePoint network of EV charging stations. Before, the result included EV charging stations of any network.
OSP-5164 Autosuggest: Improved support for parking queries in Latvia.
OSQ-29730 Autosuggest: Improved support for search in Serbian transliterated language. For best results, use lang=sr-Latn.
OSQ-29506 Autosuggest, Discover: Improved support for category queries "Elementary School" and "Secondary School". Added translations for category name "Elementary School" and "Secondary School" for languages English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Vietnamese.
OSQ-29331 Autosuggest, Discover: Vietnam: Improved support for EV charging stations and automotive dealerships.
OSQ-29506 Autosuggest, Discover: Elementary and secondary schools can now be searched by category.
OSQ-28855 Autosuggest, Discover, Browse: Improved cuisine type search for Armenian, Cambodian, Burmese, North African, South African, Seychellois, Sri Lankan, Tibetan cuisine places.
OSQ-30336 Geocode: Mexico: The Geocoder now recognizes and parses "Colonia"/"Col" in front of district names in Mexico. The result is the same independent of whether or not "Colonia"/"Col" is part of the official district name in the HERE map data. The existence of "Colonia"/'"Col" in a query does not impact the query score anymore.
OSQ-30035 All endpoints: Added political views for disputed areas Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and Junagadh Area.
  • Pakistan view on Jammu and Kashmir and on Junagadh Area (politicalView=PAK). Default = Part of India (IND).
  • India view on Gilgit-Baltistan (politicalView=IND). Default = Part of Pakistan (PAK).

Release 7.81

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OSQ-29549 Geocode: In addition to Spanish address search, now also for Portuguese and Italian address search, the Geocoder endpoint recognizes and parses "s/n" (sin número, en: without number) as part of the address. The existence of "s/n" in a query does not impact the query score anymore. With the show=parsing parameter turned on, "s/n" will be included in the parsing block as houseNumber.
OSQ-28123 Geocode: Added support for hyphenated house number format in Taiwan: In Taiwan, it is common to have house numbers consisting of two numbers, separated by a hyphen or the Chinese symbol 之. Example: "苗栗縣苗栗市中山路602之1號". The Geocode endpoint now recognizes this house number format and tries to match it to a corresponding Point Address in the HERE map content. If the Geocoder cannot match the complete input, the Geocoder attempts to fall back to a Point Address that consists only of the first part of the input (the part before the hyphen or 之 symbol.
OSQ-26550 Geocode: Locality prefix terms added to parsing block of the result. The Geocoder endpoint recognizes prefixes to locality and administrative area names in some countries. Now, these prefixes are also added to the parsing block of the result when parameter show=parsing is turned on. Example for Indonesia: "DESA MULYOHARJO, JEPARA, CENTRAL JAVA 59431". "DESA" is now parsed as part of the sub-district name.
OSQ-29366 Autocomplete: Improved support for multi-word street and administrative area names. Autocomplete now matches street and administrative area names where the end-user omitted a word that is not first or last in the complete name. Examples: "Via Tempini Brescia" instead of "Via Giovanni Tempini Brescia" (missing first name "Giovanni"), "Rue Puits de Janson Pignan" instead of "Rue du Puits de Janson Pignan" (missing article "du").
OSQ-27164 Autosuggest: Improved recognition of chain name "allego" (EV Charging Station).
OSQ-28691 Reverse Geocode: Improved accuracy of Reverse Geocoder results where the input coordinate is close to multiple streets (e.g., at street intersections). The Reverse Geocoder now adds more weight to the distance between the input coordinate and the access (navigation) coordinate of a Point Address. Previously, the distance between the input coordinate and the display coordinate of the Point Address was considered more important.
OSQ-29031 Autosuggest, Discover, Browse, Lookup, Reverse Geocode: School place category changes: New school place categories 800-8250-0000 (School), 800-8250-0287 (Primary School), 800-8250-0288 (Secondary School). Category 800-8200-0174 (School) has been removed.

Release 7.80

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OSQ-26904 Geocode: Support for United States highway name synonyms. The Geocoder endpoint now supports US highway name synonyms. For example, "US highway 101 Mountain View CA" or "US HWY 101, Mountain View, CA" are synonyms for "US-101, Mountain View, CA". The Geocoder now returns the same result ( "US-101, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States") for any three name variants in the input query.
OSP-4685 Geocode: For Spanish address search, the Geocoder endpoint now recognizes and parses "s/n" (sin número, en: without number) as part of the address. The existence of "s/n" in a query does not impact the query score anymore. With the show=parsing parameter turned on, "s/n" will be included in the parsing block as houseNumber.
OSQ-29210 Geocode: Japan: Improved fallback behavior fallback error where the Geocode cannot match the house and subblock information in the input query. Example query "神奈川県茅ヶ崎市今宿965-1", previous result showing wrong address: "〒253-0072 神奈川県茅ヶ崎市今宿小中島965-1", new result is a fallback to the district: "神奈川県茅ヶ崎市今宿".
OSQ-29478 Autosuggest: Improved car workshop query support.

Release 7.79

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OSP-4675 Geocode: Change in postal code search response: In cases where a postal code area overlaps with multiple cities - partly or entirely - the Geocoder now supports queries for postal codes in combination with any of these city names. The result is a postal code with the matched city name and position within the overlapping postal code and city area.

Release 7.78

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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