Introduction

HERE Tracking is a fast and flexible IoT location platform that makes it quick and easy to add location awareness to your products.

HERE Tracking exposes a set of REST APIs and client libraries to enable location tracking and geofencing for a variety of device form-factors including small-footprint (small memory and processing power) devices. HERE Tracking also includes end-user applications on mobile and web to be used as reference apps to demonstrate the product capabilities.

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For the available authentication options, see the Identity & Access Management Developer Guide.

Why Use HERE Tracking

HERE Tracking provides resources to address the following high-level use cases:

Feature Description
Connect Devices Provides the APIs to connect all your tracker devices and to rapidly deploy your IoT solution.
Real-time Location and Data Track your devices indoor and outdoor, see traces on a map, create geofences and get custom notifications.
Historical data Retrieve historical tracking data for analysis with data visualization tools such as charts, graphs, and heatmaps.

Features

HERE Tracking builds upon a set of objects and backend capabilities that facilitate working with IoT devices in an open and flexible manner. Here's a summary of the main features:

Devices

Add devices to the cloud and configure in detail how they report their geolocation and environmental data.

Positioning

Use WiFi, Cell and Bluetooth LE to determine position on devices without GPS or in areas where GPS is unavailable.

Shadows

Manage the configuration for your devices and access their reported geolocation and environmental data.

Traces

Access current and historical data that a device collected.

Geofences

Create geofences that generate events and trigger notifications when a device enters or exits a geofence.

Sensors

Create sensor rules that generate events and trigger notifications when a reported sensor value crosses the threshold of a rule.

Rules

Create rules that generate events and trigger notifications when the device breaks the rule.

Events

View event history.

Notifications

Receive notifications via webhook when devices enter or leave geofences or when device crosses rule threshold.

Reports

Collect and analyze historical data of all the devices of the project.

Aliases and Metadata

Associate external IDs or additional descriptive data with devices and geofences.

Cloud to Cloud Connections

Ingest data from third-party clouds using Virtual Devices.

Shipments

Shipments are used to describe and track multimodal logistics journeys.

Locations

Locations are geographical building blocks for shipments.

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