Quick start

This section explains how to quickly get started using the .

  1. Get a HERE account
  2. Register your app
  3. Get an API key
  4. Send a request


For more detailed information on HERE account setup, app registration, and authentication, see the Identity & Access Management Developer's Guide.

Get a HERE account

A HERE account provides you with access to the HERE services you have licensed, whether you are a HERE platform user or a developer portal user.

Register your app

To register your app, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the HERE platform using your HERE account.
  2. Open the Access Manager from the Launcher.
  3. On the Apps tab, click Register new app and provide the requested information.
  4. Click Register. The platform creates a new app with a unique app ID.

Get an API key

To get an API key, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the HERE platform using your HERE account.
  2. Open the Access Manager from the Launcher.
  3. On the Apps tab, click the app you created in the previous section, Register your App, or an existing group app for which you want to generate an API key.
  4. On the Credentials tab, select API Keys then click Create API key to generate a maximum of two API Keys for your application authentication credentials. The API key is created and displayed.

Send a request

View the following example to send a request.

Sample request: Test geocoordinates

To test whether a set of geocoordinates are within a set of geoshapes available to the HERE Geofencing API, send the following GET request.


Note: This example uses a HERE API Key to authenticate your request. For the available authentication options, see the Identity & Access Management Developer Guide.

Note: The above example assumes you have uploaded the following shape file to the service.

ID    NAME        ABBR    WKT

1    Alexanderplatz    AL    POLYGON((13.41252 52.52228,13.41426 52.5221,13.41522 52.52113,13.41227 52.51981,13.41252 52.52228))

The response to the above request includes the following high level elements:

  • List of geoshapes (called geometries in the response) with the distance between the geocoordinate and the closest border of the geofence (a negative value indicates the position is inside, a positive value outside of the indicated shape).
  • Metadata about the request
  "geometries": [
      "attributes": {
        "ID": "1",
        "GEOMETRY_ID": "0",
        "NAME": "Alexanderplatz",
        "ABBR": "AL"
      "distance": -99999999,
      "nearestLat": 0,
      "nearestLon": 0,
      "geometry": "MULTIPOLYGON(((13.41252 52.52228,13.41426 52.5221,13.41522 52.52113,13.41227 52.51981,13.41252 52.52228)))"
  "response_code": "200 OK"

Next steps

To learn how to construct a request, see Constructing a request. For a sample request, see Search/proximity. For further examples, see Examples. To understand a HERE Geofencing API response, see Reading a HERE Geofencing API response. For the terms and conditions covering this documentation, see the HERE Documentation License. HERE is committed to respecting your privacy and to complying with applicable data protection and privacy laws. For more information, see the HERE Privacy Policy.

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