Gain hands-on experience of working with the HERE Raster Tile API by configuring the HERE platform to process your first request.
For more detailed information on HERE account setup, project creation, service linking, app registration, and authentication, see the Identity & Access Management Guide.
Obtain access to the HERE platform through the organization admin's invitation or by creating a free trial account.
Perform one of the following actions:
Configure a project, which is a container for storing HERE platform resources that are essential for building an app or a service.
Follow the on-screen instructions for naming conventions, character length, and allowed characters.
Register an app and create a unique API key for authenticating your requests to the HERE platform.
The following figure provides a visual summary for generating API keys:
Request a raster map tile, which is a pre-rendered image of a specific area of a map.
Choose any location on which to center the tile, and then note down the location
row raster tile grid coordinates. For more information, see Mercator Projection.
GET request to obtain the tile that centers on the coordinates of the location that you chose.
Consider the following request example for a raster tile that centers on Cape Town:
baseis the layer available for the raster tile
9is the zoom level
For more information, see API Reference.
The sample request uses the API key for authentication. For more information on OAuth token authentication, see the Identity & Access Management Developer Guide.
Send the request. For example, you can use the Postman tool.
Result: A successful server response with code
200 includes a pre-rendered raster tile image for the map grid coordinates that you requested, as shown in the following example:
Tutorialssection of this guide.