Order submission

You can login here using your HERE Platform account.

HERE login page
Figure 1. HERE login page

The HERE Lidar Data portal landing page (see below) appears after logging in. The dots on the map in the landing page identify where lidar data is available. If you zoom into the map, then more dots appear to give you an increasingly precise idea of lidar coverage.

HERE Lidar Data portal landing page
Figure 2. HERE Lidar Data portal landing page

Search area

To submit an order via the HERE Lidar Data portal, you create an area of interest on the map using the tools provided on the panel located to the left of the map.

  • Search area: Search for your area of interest by entering a name to get the boundary of an area. For example, you can enter a city, zip code, state, or country. You can then use the following options to create a smaller area of interest within your selected area.
  • Narrow the search area: You can select an area using either the Box to draw a bounding rectangle, or the Polygon tool to draw a bounding polygon: Click on the map and move the mouse to draw the shape, and double-click to finish. You can view the size of the area while selecting an area to ensure that it does not exceed your allowed limit. You can resize the selected area by dragging the corners of the bounding shape on the map.
  • Upload a shape file: You can create an area by uploading a shape file (.shp or .kml) instead of using the Box or Polygon tool, provided the area defined by the shape file is less than or equal to your limit set by your account. At present, the portal does not support a multi-polygon shape file.
  • Choose data-collection date range: The most recent collected data (irrespective of the year it was collected in, from 2018 to the present) is available in a given area. Keep in mind that the end date will be set to the latest collection date available in a given area.

Note: If your account limits you to a certain number of KMs per order, then the background of the selected area will turn red when you drag the bounding box/polygon beyond the allowed square KMs.

Maximum area limit exceeded
Figure 3. Maximum area limit exceeded
  • Search: After selecting the area of interest, the Search button near the bottom of the screen gets enabled. Click this button to see the road segments where lidar data is available within your selected area of interest.
Lidar area selection
Figure 4. Lidar area selection

Once you have highlighted road segments with lidar availability, clicking the Next button loads a page for reviewing the data you've selected.

Review data

Review the data available in your selected area of interest, then make a decision to proceed or edit the selected area:

  • Data age and road length: Before proceeding with the order, you can review the linear length for the collection age for the roads highlighted within your bounding box.
  • Selected area: You can edit the bounding area by going back to the search page using the Previous button. Use vertices of the polygon (circles on the corners) to modify the selected area. Click on the Search button again to get the updated coverage with the new selection area.
Review data
Figure 5. Review data

The Next button takes you to the Order configuration page.

Order configuration

To order the data from the selected area, click the Next button, then fill out the following information on the order configuration page:

  1. Order name: Enter a custom name up to 50 characters for your order. Only alphanumeric and space characters are allowed. The order name should be unique across your realm.
  2. Purpose: Select the use case for your order.
  3. Purpose details: Enter a detailed description of your use case. This field is mandatory for the "Other" use case.
  4. License type: Select either "Annual" for a license lasting one year from the date of purchase, or "Perpetual" for a permanent license.
  5. Number of end customers: Enter the number of discrete customers to which the data will be licensed by the current purchaser.
  6. Coordinate system: Select the coordinate system based on the use case. You can choose between EPSG:3857 and EPSG:4326, both of which are based on the coordinate reference system/datum/ellipsoid World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84). EPSG:3857 is commonly used in 2D (flat surface) web-based map applications, while EPSG:4326 is used by the Global Positioning System (GPS) and is common in 3D (curved surface) map applications. Note that the accuracy with EPSG:3857 projection is relatively good along the equator, but the error increases with the latitude.
  7. File format: Select the file output type: either LAS or LAZ for the final data delivery.
  8. Delivery preference: Set the delivery preference to either HERE Data Catalog (via Marketplace) or AWS S3 to receive the processed data at the respective location.
Configure order settings page
Figure 6. Configure order settings page

Click the Next button to review the order details. You can choose to go back to the landing page by clicking the Previous button.

Order confirmation

The "Edit or place your order" page provides a summary of your order alongside the details of your order configuration.

Edit or place your order
Figure 7. Edit or place your order

Click the "Place order" button to place your order. You can optionally choose to go back to the previous configuration page by clicking the "Edit order" button.

When you successfully submit an order, you get a message box with the option to either go to the landing page, place another order, or go to Your Orders page to view the order details.

Your orders

The Your orders page lists the orders you have placed. You can access this page directly via the Your Profile menu in the upper right of your screen.

Navigation for Your orders
Figure 8. Navigation for Your orders

The Your orders page has some key features:

  1. Order status: The order status is set to Received after the new order gets submitted. The status changes to Processing when the subscription gets activated. The status changes to Uploaded when the data is ready for the download. The status changes to Complete after 14 days from the day the data is made available for the download.
  2. Next step: The text message will guide you on the next step for the order.
  3. Download icon: The download icon gets enabled when the status of the order is Uploaded. By clicking on the Download button, you will be redirected to Marketplace Data Catalog or AWS S3 location where you can find the data to download.
  4. View order details: The (i) icon opens the page which shows the order details.

    View orders details

  5. Download drive path: The vertical ellipsis (three vertical dots) on the far right of your order details gives you the option to download the geojson file which contains the GPS information of the road segments selected within the order.

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