Introduction

The HERE Raster Tile API is a REST API that allows you to request map tile images for all regions in the world. These map tiles, when combined in a grid, form a complete map of the world using the Mercator Projection.

The map tiles show different types of map information such as base map and aerial map. In addition, you can also show different map views depending on the geopolitical views for that location.

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

Table 1. Main features of the HERE Raster Tile API

Feature Description
Retrieve a map tile image The HERE Raster Tile API allows you to request for different types of map tiles such as basic tiles or aerial tiles by providing details such as the position, format, or zoom level.
Customize the look and feel of a map tile image The HERE Raster Tile API lets you specify scheme, zoom level, and resolution of a map tile image.
Retrieve copyright information for a map The HERE Raster Tile API lets you retrieve copyright information for a particular map version.

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