Places (Search) API Developer's Guide

Coverage Information

When you use the Places (Search) API to build an application, your users can find individual locations in

  • over 200 countries
  • over 1.5 million different areas (cities, districts, regions)
  • over 25 million streets split into 90 million and more individual segments

In an increasing number of countries, the Places (Search) API provides detailed, building-specific location information (over 120 million point addresses within 15 countries).

Places (Search) API offers information about over 55 million named and categorized places in 237 countries:

  • over 10 countries with more than 1 million places
  • over 50 countries with more than 100 thousand places

Several million of places come with rich attribution/content like

  • editorial information for trusted content partners
  • ratings, reviews and images aggregated from a variety of online communities
  • additional business information, often provided by the owner

Table 1 provides the level of Search support for each country like Full, Intermediate or Entry. The definition of each level is provideed in Table 2.

Table 1. Country Support
Country/Area Level Notes
Australia Full  
Austria Full  
Belarus Full  
Belgium Full  
Bosnia and Herzegovina Full  
Brazil Full  
Bulgaria Full  
Canada Full English & French supported
Chile Full  
Czech Republic Full  
Denmark Full  
Estonia Full  
Finland Full  
France Full  
Germany Full  
Greece Full  
Hungary Full  
Ireland Full  
Italy Full  
Luxembourg Full Luxembourgish not supported;English & French supported
Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Full  
Netherlands Full  
New Zealand Full  
Norway Full  
Poland Full  
Portugal Full  
Russian Federation Full  
Serbia Full  
Singapore Full Mandarin, Malay and Tamil not supported; English supported
Slovakia Full  
Slovenia Full  
South Africa Full Isizulu not supported; English supported
Spain Full  
Sweden Full  
Switzerland Full  
United Kingdom Full  
United States Full  
Vietnam Full  
Albania Intermediate  
Andorra Intermediate Catalan not supported; English supported
Argentina Intermediate  
Costa Rica Intermediate  
Gibraltar Intermediate  
Iceland Intermediate  
Kazakhstan Intermediate  
Liechtenstein Intermediate  
Malaysia Intermediate Malay not supported; English supported
Moldova, Republic of Intermediate Moldovan not supported; Romanian supported
Monaco Intermediate  
Romania Intermediate  
Taiwan Intermediate  
Turkey Intermediate  
Bahrain Entry Arabic not supported; English supported
Colombia Entry  
Indonesia Entry  
India Entry Hindi not supported; English supported
Israel Entry Hebrew not supported
Kenya Entry  
Mexico Entry  
Panama Entry  
Peru Entry  
Philippines Entry Filipino not supported; English supported
United Arab Emirates Entry Arabic not supported; English supported
Afghanistan Untested  
Åland Islands Untested  
Algeria Untested Arabic not supported; French supported
American Samoa Untested  
Angola Untested  
Anguilla Untested  
Antigua and Barbuda Untested  
Armenia Untested  
Aruba Untested  
Azerbaijan Untested  
Bahamas Untested  
Bangladesh Untested Bangla not supported; English supported
Barbados Untested  
Belize Untested  
Benin Untested  
Bermuda Untested  
Bhutan Untested  
Bolivia Untested  
Bonaire Saint Eustatius and Saba Untested  
Botswana Untested  
Brunei Untested  
Burkina Faso Untested  
Burundi Untested  
Cambodia Untested Khmer not supported; English supported
Cameroon Untested  
Cape Verde Untested  
Cayman Islands Untested  
Central African Republic Untested  
Chad Untested  
Comoros Untested  
Congo Untested  
Congo Democratic Republic of the Untested  
Cook Islands Untested  
Côte d’Ivoire Untested French supported
Croatia Untested  
Curacao Untested  
Cyprus Untested  
Djibouti Untested  
Dominica Untested  
Dominican Republic Untested  
Ecuador Untested  
Egypt Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
El Salvador Untested  
Equatorial Guinea Untested  
Eritrea Untested  
Ethiopia Untested  
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Untested  
Faroe Islands Untested  
Fiji Untested  
French Guiana Untested  
French Polynesia Untested  
Gabon Untested  
Gambia Untested  
Georgia Untested  
Ghana Untested  
Greenland Untested  
Grenada Untested  
Guadeloupe Untested  
Guam Untested  
Guatemala Untested  
Guernsey Untested  
Guinea Untested  
Guinea-Bissau Untested  
Guyana Untested  
Haiti Untested  
Honduras Untested  
Hong Kong Untested Chinese not supported; English supported
Iraq Untested  
Isle of Man Untested  
Jamaica Untested  
Jersey Untested  
Jordan Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
Kiribati Untested  
Kosovo Untested  
Kuwait Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
Kyrgyzstan Untested  
Lao People's Democratic Republic Untested  
Latvia Untested  
Lebanon Untested Arabic not supported; French supported
Lesotho Untested  
Liberia Untested  
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
Lithuania Untested  
Macau Untested Chinese not supported; Portuguese supported
Madagascar Untested  
Malawi Untested  
Maldives Untested  
Mali Untested  
Malta Untested  
Marshall Islands Untested  
Martinique Untested  
Mauritania Untested Arabic not supported; French supported
Mauritius Untested  
Mayotte Untested  
Micronesia, Federated States of Untested  
Mongolia Untested  
Montenegro Untested  
Montserrat Untested  
Morocco Untested Arabic not supported; French supported
Mozambique Untested  
Namibia Untested  
Nauru Untested Nauruan not supported; English supported
Nepal Untested Nepali not supported; English supported
Netherlands Antilles Untested  
New Caledonia Untested  
Nicaragua Untested  
Niger Untested  
Nigeria Untested  
Niue Untested  
Norfolk Island Untested  
Northern Mariana Islands Untested  
Oman Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
Pakistan Untested Punjabi not supported; English supported
Palau Untested  
Papua New Guinea Untested  
Paraguay Untested  
Pitcairn Untested  
Puerto Rico Untested  
Qatar Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
Reunion Untested  
Rwanda Untested  
Saint Barthélemy Untested  
Saint Helena Untested  
Saint Kitts and Nevis Untested  
Saint Lucia Untested  
Saint Martin Untested  
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Untested  
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines Untested  
Samoa Untested  
San Marino Untested  
Sao Tome and Principe Untested  
Saudi Arabia Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
Senegal Untested  
Seychelles Untested  
Sierra Leone Untested  
Sint Maarten Untested  
Solomon Islands Untested  
Somalia Untested  
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Untested  
South Sudan Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
Sri Lanka Untested Sinhala & Tamil not supported; English supported
Suriname Untested  
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands Untested  
Swaziland Untested  
Tajikistan Untested Tajik not supported; English supported
Tanzania, United Republic of Untested  
Thailand Untested Thai not supported; English supported
Timor-Leste Untested  
Togo Untested  
Tokelau Untested  
Tonga Untested  
Trinidad and Tobago Untested  
Tunisia Untested Arabic not supported; French supported
Turkmenistan Untested  
Turks and Caicos Islands Untested  
Tuvalu Untested  
Uganda Untested  
Ukraine Untested  
United States Minor Outlying Islands Untested  
Uruguay Untested  
Uzbekistan Untested  
Vanuatu Untested  
Vatican City State (Holy See) Untested  
Venezuela Untested  
Virgin Islands (British) Untested  
Virgin Islands (U.S.) Untested  
Wallis and Futuna Islands Untested  
Yemen Untested Arabic not supported; English supported
Zambia Untested  
Zimbabwe Untested  
Antarctica Not available  
China Not available  
Cuba Not available  
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Not available  
Japan Not available  
Myanmar Not available  
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Not available  
Palestinian Territory, Occupied Not available  
Korea, Republic of Not available  
Sudan Not available  
Syrian Arab Republic Not available  
Western Sahara Not available  

The Search quality levels are based on the Map Content quality, POI coverages and Search ranking optimization levels:

Table 2. Legend
Quality level Data quality description Search quality description
Full HERE Map Content + High POI coverage Optimized search experience
Intermediate HERE Map Content + Intermediate POI Coverage Non-optimized search experience
Intermediate Map Content + High POI coverage Non-optimized search experience
Intermediate Map Content + Intermediate POI coverage Non-optimized search experience
Entry Entry Map Content Non-optimized search experience
Untested various map & POI quality Untested search experience
Not available No map or POI data No search support