Map Tile API Developer's Guide

Why Use the Map Tile API?

The table below lists the high level use cases for the Map Tile API.

Table 1. Main features of the HERE Map Tile API
Feature Description
Retrieve a map tile image The Map Tile API allows you to request for different types of map tiles such as basemap tiles, label tiles, line tiles or street tiles, and so on, by providing details such as the position, format, or zoom level.
Customize the look and feel of a map tile image The Map Tile API lets you specify scheme, zoom level, and resolution of a map tile image.
Retrieve copyright information for a map The Map Tile API lets you retrieve copyright information for a particular map version.
Retrieve metadata information for a specific location The Map Tile API lets you obtain metainfo tiles that provide metadata information about specific map tiles. This metadata can then be used to enable interactivity or to obtain information about the labels or objects rendered on a tile.