Get Started - HERE platform

This section outlines how to quickly get started using the Public Transit API v8 on the HERE platform.

  1. Get a HERE Account
  2. Create a Project
  3. Configure your Project
  4. Send a Request

Note

This section provides information on the minimum setup required to quickly begin using the Public Transit API v8. For more detailed information on HERE account setup, project creation, service linking, app registration, and authentication, see the Identity & Access Management Developer Guide.

Get a HERE Account

If your organization has signed up for HERE Workspace or HERE Marketplace, contact your organization admin who can invite you to join the HERE platform organization established for your company. You can also request a free trial of the HERE platform if your company does not have an organization established for it. For more information, see the HERE platform pricing.

Create a Project

To create a project, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the HERE platform using your HERE account.
  2. Open the Projects Manager from the launcher.
  3. Click Create new project.
  4. Enter a name for the project. Project names don't have to be unique.
  5. Enter a project ID. Project IDs must be unique within an organization and cannot be changed for the lifetime of the organization. Project IDs must be between 4 and 16 characters in length.
  6. Enter an optional description.
  7. Click Save.

Configure your Project

To configure your project, which involves linking the Public Transit services you want to use, adding an app to the project, and generating credentials for the app, follow these steps:

  1. On the Resources tab, select Services and then click Link a Service.
  2. Search for Public Transit service(s) and click Link.
  3. Click Done.
  4. Select the Access and permissions tab and click Grant access.
  5. Under New app, select Create.
  6. Provide an app name and click Register. The platform creates a new app with a unique app ID.
  7. On the Credentials tab, select API Keys and 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

This example request calculates a transit route.

GET https://transit.router.hereapi.com/v8/routes
    ?apiKey={YOUR_API_KEY}
    &origin=41.79457,12.25473
    &destination=41.90096,12.50243

If the route calculation was successful, the /routes response contains the requested details about the calculated route:

  • One optimal transit route, unless the alternatives is greater than zero.
  • Multiple transit sections with each segment, representing either a pedestrian or a transit segment, containing departure and arrival times, duration, and coordinates.
  • The transit segment shows the actual stops or stations of departure and arrival. Optionally, all intermediate stops in between can be also requested using the parameter return=intermediate.
  • A set of operators that run the services included in the alternatives, including the operator code, operator name, and links to operator websites, if any.
{
  "routes": [
    {
      "id": "R008001-C0",
      "sections": [
        {
          "id": "R008001-C0-S0",
          "type": "pedestrian",
          "actions": [
            {
              "action": "depart",
              "duration": 74,
              "instruction": "Head northwest on Via Arturo Ferrarin. Go for 74 m.",
              "offset": 0
            },
            {
              "action": "turn",
              "duration": 19,
              "instruction": "Turn left. Go for 10 m.",
              "offset": 1,
              "direction": "left"
            },
            {
              "action": "turn",
              "duration": 21,
              "instruction": "Turn right onto Via Generale Felice Santini. Go for 21 m.",
              "offset": 2,
              "direction": "right"
            },
            {
              "action": "turn",
              "duration": 19,
              "instruction": "Turn left onto Elevator. Go for 19 m.",
              "offset": 3,
              "direction": "left"
            },
            {
              "action": "continue",
              "duration": 72,
              "instruction": "Head west. Go for 72 m.",
              "offset": 4
            },
            {
              "action": "turn",
              "duration": 141,
              "instruction": "Turn slightly left. Go for 141 m.",
              "offset": 5,
              "direction": "left",
              "severity": "light"
            },
            {
              "action": "turn",
              "duration": 77,
              "instruction": "Turn left. Go for 77 m.",
              "offset": 7,
              "direction": "left"
            },
            {
              "action": "arrive",
              "duration": 0,
              "instruction": "Arrive at your destination on the right.",
              "offset": 8
            }
          ],
          "travelSummary": {
            "duration": 420,
            "length": 413
          },
          "polyline": "BHkrsl9Y6503pHq9Gr1O9uB9uBijC5sE3G5sEuNj_Q_jH7zN_jHjtNrjLovK",
          "departure": {
            "time": "2019-12-09T12:31:00+01:00",
            "place": {
              "type": "place",
              "location": {
                "lat": 41.79457,
                "lng": 12.25473
              }
            }
          },
          "arrival": {
            "time": "2019-12-09T12:38:00+01:00",
            "place": {
              "name": "Fiumicino Aeroporto",
              "type": "station",
              "location": {
                "lat": 41.793572,
                "lng": 12.251733
              },
              "id": "722068831"
            }
          }
        },
        {
          "id": "R008001-C0-S1",
          "type": "transit",
          "travelSummary": {
            "duration": 1920,
            "length": 31726
          },
          "polyline": "BHg-4k9Y0871pH_wwE4vwEzjGooJ7wFw9J_mE0iJngDg1Hn9Bw_IvC8jJkcg1H08BkkHgj9Bkh3E0rhDkriHoi6Nkl9egmqB4g3D4qJ49vBz9D0isB3-d89qI8gIwr_Bw2oB87_Ds9oB41oEgvUoyoD0xJ4rjE7jEgqjBrhiBs8jF4Swqa8sHghlBkm4BwngF8x-B4m3Ekq7BsixCgw0B8rmC4gTolrB8oE04rBngIgo8E_qHsqwD44CktyBs4KoppB0mgBg7sBgggF8vnD88sBoyY0k3F41kB88Y0mMgzSstXs4tB8jgCsorB40YkhpB7zBos-BnppBwlQrpF08V0rC8zV8kLo-NgsTolIw-a4hGwrkCoGgkDoGo4BA4rBoGo4Bg9D464B4SoyJAo4B4rBgxTo4B45YojEol9CoG4vEnG4vEvMwienGgvFv3CowU_xBolSn4BolS_nG4qsBnrKohhCn8E4zgB_6Oo8oDAo1FAoxCAg9DvMw2UwM4zyCnGw3CoG4mQ4rBw9TwwDw9TofwiFg-KgyaozQgxToqc41Vg9D4rBg7OwuOg-K40Ow3Cw7FwiFg-KghHo8doxCwpd4kCw9sBoqDw_hBgvFwzY4rBwwD4So4BofwiFgvFo9L4kbgmqB4yZw1mBsvHs9K03asuUoyd0oLk0J3D8mK7nCoiHvjCs9ZzkNwhcrtSsyDnzGw5QnrjBw3C_uFwla3uvBgZ3rBomZ3gxB4kCvpE4_Q36fgyB39C4kC_8Dkmaz10Bwlfn75Boh6Cz-zD89Q72b",
          "departure": {
            "time": "2019-12-09T12:38:00+01:00",
            "place": {
              "name": "Fiumicino Aeroporto",
              "type": "station",
              "location": {
                "lat": 41.793572,
                "lng": 12.251733
              },
              "id": "722068831"
            }
          },
          "arrival": {
            "time": "2019-12-09T13:10:00+01:00",
            "place": {
              "name": "Roma Termini",
              "type": "station",
              "location": {
                "lat": 41.900503,
                "lng": 12.502027
              },
              "id": "722068214"
            }
          },
          "transport": {
            "mode": "regionalTrain",
            "name": "Regionale Veloce 3281",
            "category": "Regional Train",
            "color": "#05655D",
            "textColor": "#FFFFFF",
            "headsign": "Roma Termini"
          },
          "intermediateStops": [],
          "agency": {
            "id": "fKf00800",
            "name": "TRENITALIA",
            "website": "http://www.trenitalia.com"
          },
          "attributions": [
            {
              "id": "R008001-C0-S1-link-0",
              "href": "http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom",
              "text": "TRENITALIA",
              "type": "disclaimer"
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "id": "R008001-C0-S2",
          "type": "pedestrian",
          "actions": [
            {
              "action": "depart",
              "duration": 61,
              "instruction": "Head northeast on Galleria Termini. Go for 61 m.",
              "offset": 0
            },
            {
              "action": "arrive",
              "duration": 0,
              "instruction": "Arrive at Galleria Termini. Your destination is on the right.",
              "offset": 1
            }
          ],
          "travelSummary": {
            "duration": 60,
            "length": 60
          },
          "polyline": "BHqhmm_Y6hsuuH4qIy7I",
          "departure": {
            "time": "2019-12-09T13:10:00+01:00",
            "place": {
              "name": "Roma Termini",
              "type": "station",
              "location": {
                "lat": 41.900503,
                "lng": 12.502027
              },
              "id": "722068214"
            }
          },
          "arrival": {
            "time": "2019-12-09T13:11:00+01:00",
            "place": {
              "type": "place",
              "location": {
                "lat": 41.90096,
                "lng": 12.50243
              }
            }
          }
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

Note

When you do not specify departureTime/arrivalTime parameters, the current time when the request is triggered is taken. As a result, you may not obtain the same response.

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