Traffic API Developer's Guide

Traffic Pattern Tile

The user wants to obtain a map tile showing a traffic pattern for a specific point of time, 5:40 PM, using the quadkey addressing scheme.


The point of time is specified as a number of seconds from the beginning of the week (00:00 hours, Sunday, in local time. In this case, pattern_time = 150000. The quadkey value is 12020330.

Note: This example uses a HERE API Key to authenticate your request. For the available authentication options, see the Identity & Access Management Developer Guide.


The response to the request for a traffic pattern tile overlay delivers the following PNG image:

Figure 1. Traffic Pattern Tile Traffic Pattern Tile for Frankfurt at 5:40PM on Monday

If you remove the pattern_time parameter from the request, the response is a flow tile instead.

Figure 2. Flow Tile Real-time Flow Tile Request for Frankfurt