HERE Map Image v1 Developer's Guide

Introduction

The HERE Map Image v1 is a REST API that allows you to request static map images for all regions in the world. The map images show conventional map views, but can also include points of interest, routes (for example, with turning points and junction views), statistics and heat maps.

In addition, the API offers a variety of supplementary services for displaying location-based data. For example, it is possible to present roadsigns.

The table below lists the high level use cases for the HERE Map Image v1.

Table 1. Main Features of the HERE HERE Map Image v1
Feature Description
Basic map Show a map image for a position based on latitude and longitude.
Points of interest Show a map image and one or more points of interest for corresponding geocoordinates.
Regions Show a map image containing colored circles and polygons.
Routes Show a map image containing a route provided as a list of waypoints.
Routing Show a map image containing a route by means of calculating it, which means only the starting and ending points are required.
Turn points Show a map image with a graphical representation of a turning point.
Statistical graphs Show a map image containing circle diagrams and bar charts.
Heat maps Show a map image containing graphical representations of data, where values are represented as colors.
Tilt maps Show a map image for a position based on latitude and longitude with tilting capabilities.
Road signs Show a road sign.
Company logo Show a branded public transport company logo.
Note: For more information, see these sections:
  • The Get started - HERE developer portal explains how to quickly set up and start using the HERE Map Image v1.
  • The HERE Documentation License lists the terms and conditions covering this documentation.
  • The API Reference provides descriptions of the resources, parameters, return types and error codes of the HERE Map Image v1.
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