The following figure illustrates an example of buildings rendered from the data.
The layer content is defined as follows.
This layer includes polygons that represent building footprints, building label placement points,
building_part features, and address points. Important buildings appear at zoom level 14 and higher, all other buildings with simplified geometries appear on zoom level 15 and higher. All address points appear at zoom level 14 and higher.
Building geometries, like most geometries, are clipped to the bounds of the tile, even if the building extends beyond the tile. This means that it might be necessary to assemble a geometry from several neighboring tiles to recreate a full building. Some buildings are exceptionally large and span many tiles, which can make rendering complex.
The following properties are used to define a building.
name- Generally the name the locals call the feature, in the local language script.
kind- Describes a simple or complex building that might have various parts. For possible values, see below.
kind_detail- A type of building. For possible values, see below.
sort_rank- This property is a suggestion in which order to render features. The value is an integer where smaller numbers suggest that features should be "behind" features with larger numbers. The value for all buildings is 475.
min_zoom- This property contains a suggested minimum zoom at which the building should become visible.
The following optional properties are used to define additional information about a building.
addr_housenumber- A string value of the building number. Filled for kind
height- Elevation of the roof above the ground. Indicated in meters with one decimal point, where available.
min_height- Elevation of the building's bottom above the ground if the bottom level of the building or its part is not located on the ground. Indicated in meters with one decimal point, where available.
trueonly if the building or a part of the building is available in the 3D Landmarks layer on the HERE platform. There is no
falsevalue, as the property is not present in that case.
layer- This property indicates vertical ordering.
building_part- polygon, might have different
address- point, contains the
kind_detail values are provided from the POI
kind values in case one is not available from the building feature. This means that you can see any POI
kind value as a building
art- cultural buildings: library, museum, or theatre
arts_centre- venues where arts are performed or exhibited
commercial- business or commerce buildings: bank, business facility, hotel, or motel
educational_institution- university, college, or school buildings
fire_station- emergency services
government- post offices, embassies, city halls, courts, government offices, or county councils
historical- historical monuments
hospital- medical service or hospital buildings
industrial- buildings where some industrial processes take place
landmark- buildings that are relevant landmarks, used for navigation, recognizable for users, and often visible from long distances
mixed_use- buildings with a combination of residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial purposes.
park- parks or leisure buildings: bar, pub, casino, park area, or golf course
parking- buildings constructed primarily for the purpose of parking cars, which can be single-storey or multi-storey
police- police stations
religion- buildings built as places of worship: church, mosque, temple, synagogue, ashram, or gurdwara
residential- buildings used primarily for residential purposes
retail- buildings used primarily for selling goods to the general public
sports- sports center or activity buildings
tourism- tourist attractions or tourist offices
trade- facilities used for large events such as trade shows, trade fairs, or conventions
transportation- buildings used for public transportation
The following list of
kind_detail values is only applicable for some regions of the world within the
core layer parameter. For more information about the layer parameters available in the HERE Vector Tile Service, see Layer Parameter.
Below are these
kind_detail values within the
core layer parameter for Japan:
airport- a facility that provides a designated area for the landing and takeoff of aircraft and the dispensing and loading of aircraft contents and passengers
bank- a business that specializes in the maintenance, lending, exchange, or issue of money for its customers (for example, central banks, consumer banks, credit unions)
bar- a nightlife or entertainment business that sells alcoholic beverages and may serve food or light meals
books- a retail business that primarily sells books
bridge- a bridge building
bus_station- a public transport facility that provides a hub in the intercity bus service network
car- a business that sells cars
car_rental- a business that provides automobiles to rent for short periods of time for a fee
car_repair- a business that provides automotive services, usually a major chain, for the repair or maintenance of a motor vehicle
casino- a gaming business that provides any variety of legal gambling
church- a religious place of worship for those of the Christian faith
cinema- a business that provides a place for showing movies to a large audience
civic- a government building that provides space to the public for community events, special events, seasonal programs, organized classes, as well as a general space for rent
clothes- a retail business that sells general apparel, garments, and/or fashion accessories for men, women, and children
convenience- a retail business that sells a combination of food and other products, and may or may not also sell fuel
courthouse- a government building where a court of law is held
department_store- a retail business that sells a wide variety of merchandise and organized into various departments for sales and administrative purposes
electronics- a business that sells consumer electronics and electronic entertainment equipment
embassy- a government building that houses diplomatic representatives of foreign countries
factory- a factory building
fuel- a business that sells fuel, oil, and other motoring supplies for drivers of automotive vehicles
grocery- a retail business that sells a large variety of different types of food, including fresh produce, packaged goods, bakery items, and meat products
hotel- a business that provides overnight lodging to the public and usually provides meals, entertainment, and various personal services
inclined_rail_station- a public transport facility that provides a hub for passengers travelling along an inclined cable-guided railway
library- a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials are kept for use and circulation, but are not for sale
mall- a complex of businesses, such as retail stores and restaurants, grouped together and sharing common services
marina- a facility that provides a dock or basin with moorings and supplies for yachts, small boats, or pleasure crafts
monorail_station- a public transport facility that provides a hub for passengers travelling along an elevated monorail railway
mosque- a religious place of worship for those of the Islamic faith
museum- a business with the primary function of the preservation and exhibition of artistic, historical, or scientific objects
nightclub- a nightlife or entertainment business that provides evening entertainment generally until the very early morning (for example, dance club, lounge, or wine bar)
office- a facility that contains business offices
passageway- a horizontal walkway
pharmacy- a retail business that sells prescription and non-prescription medications in addition to other general health remedies
post_office- a business that processes and transmits the mail for a specific area; this can include a local branch or a national office
restaurant- a business that sells refreshments and prepared meals and may provide seating and/or pickup/takeout services
school- an institution that provides basic elementary or secondary education to children and teenagers
ski- a business that sells skiing related items, such as skis, ski boots, clothing, and other accessories
synagogue- a religious place of worship for those of the Jewish faith
staircase- a facility for pedestrian movement
temple- a religious place of worship that may be dedicated to, but is not limited to, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Sikh, Jain, Ayyavazhi
theatre- a business that presents performing arts
toll_booth- a public transport feature that represents the structure along an expressway or thoroughfare where an automobile must pay a fee in exchange for usage of the roadway
townhall- a government building that houses the seat of an incorporated government for a municipality, city, borough, town, and other administrative unit
train_station- a public transport facility that provides a hub for passengers and goods travelling between minor and major cities along the railway network
university- a university building
winery- a landmark or attraction business that makes wine and may provide tours or wine tastings, which are open to the public