Landuse

Landuse polygons represent parks, forests, universities, airports, sports facilities and residential, commercial, industrial and other areas.

The following figure illustrates an example of such a polygon when rendered.

Central Park in New York
Figure 1. Central Park in New York

The layer content is defined as follows.

  • Layer name: landuse
  • Geometry types: point, polygon, line

Landuse Properties (common)

The following properties are used to define a landuse polygon.

  • name - Generally the name the locals call the feature, in the local language script.
  • id - This is an ID used internally within HERE.
  • kind - Landuse polygons can be one of the options listed below.
  • sort_rank - This property is a suggestion for which order to draw features. The value is an integer where smaller numbers suggest that features should be "behind" features with larger numbers.
  • area - This property is in square meters (spherical Mercator, no real-world). It is valid for polygon features only.
  • min_zoom - This property contains a suggested minimum zoom at which the landuse polygon should become visible.

Landuse Properties (common-optional)

  • toll - An optional boolean property that indicates if a fee must be paid by general traffic to travel the feature. This property can only have the following values: true. Available only for polygonal road kinds expressway, urban_expressway, and other_road.
  • kind_detail - For possible values, see the kind_detail list below.

Landuse kind and sort_rank Values

Here are the possible landuse kind values ordered by sort_rank:

  • urban_area - 16 (for neighbourhood boundaries)
  • reservation - 17
  • national_park - 18 (for state parks, national parks, and national forests)
  • glacier - 29
  • desert - 30
  • forest - 31 (for woodlands)
  • urban - 32 (for built-up areas)
  • military - 33
  • low_emission_zone - 40 (for environmental zones), 41 (for congestion zones)
  • university - 42
  • park - 43 (for city parks)
  • allotments - 44
  • beach - 45
  • aerodrome - 46
  • railway - 47
  • harbour - 48
  • theme_park - 54
  • industrial - 55
  • commercial - 56
  • zoo - 57
  • hospital - 60
  • golf_course - 62
  • runway - 79
  • sports_centre - 81
  • cemetery - 92
  • pedestrian - 112
  • parking - 123
  • water_park - 124

Landuse kind and sort_rank Values for Certain Areas in core

The following list of kind and sort_rank 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 values ordered by sort_rank within the core layer parameter for Japan:

  • underground_city - 0 (for underground passages)
  • city_mesh - 1 (for city mesh polygons that are under city areas)
  • flood_prone_area - 32
  • attraction - 40 (for generic tourist attraction)
  • accomodation_facility - 41 (for accomodation facilities)
  • wetland - 42 (for swamps)
  • imperial_facility - 43 (for imperial facilities such as palaces with adjacent green areas)
  • outdoor_facility - 45 (for outdoor facilities)
  • institutional_office - 45 (for institutional offices)
  • transportation - 46 (for generic transportation infrastructure)
  • place_of_worship - 47 (for different religious areas)
  • railway_station - 47 (for simplified polygonal representation of railway station areas at lower zooms 13-15)
  • commuter_station - 48 (for simplified polygonal representation of commuter station areas at lower zooms 13-15)
  • sand - 89 (for sandy soils, including beaches and golf course sand traps)
  • school - 93
  • grass - 125 (for green tracts such as lawns)
  • paved_area - 189 (for generic paved areas)
  • dam polygon - 223
  • breakwater - 224
  • block - 385 (for city block polygons)
  • city_divider - 385 (for traffic dividers at the toll booth)
  • pedestrian - 386 (for sidewalks in main streets; a temporary sort rank to place on top of the water)
  • outdoor_facility - 397 (for outdoor facilities)
  • grassland - 401 (for afforested areas, green areas that are not part of forest, and golf course fairways to differentiate from the rest of green areas)
  • steps - 403 (for stairs)
  • divider - 405 (for traffic dividers)
  • tunnel_entrance - 421 (for tunnel entrances and exits)

Landuse kind and sort_rank Values for Certain Areas in core (decorative lines)

Additionally, there are a few kind and sort_rank values with limited coverage in Japan at zoom 14 and higher for display of lines that can be styled with decorative purposes:

  • decorative_dashed_line - 403 (for dashed lines such as tunnel edge lines)
  • decorative_solid_line - 407 (for solid lines)
  • toll_gate - 408 (for toll gates)
  • flood_gate - 409 (for flood gates)
  • erosion_control_dam - 410 (for erosion control dams)
  • decorative_ferry_route - 411 (for ferry routes)
  • decorative_passenger_boat_route - 412 (for passenger boat routes)
  • decorative_stairs_line - 413 (for stairs decorative lines)
  • decorative_road_surface_or_stairs_line - 414 (for road surface or stairs lines)
  • decorative_center_divider - 415 (for center dividers)
  • decorative_road_background - 416 (for road backgrounds)
  • decorative_expressway - 417 (for expressway edge lines)
  • decorative_road_overpass - 418 (for road overpasses)
  • decorative_railroad_overpass - 419 (for railroad overpasses)
  • decorative_buffer_stop - 420 (for buffer stops)

Landuse kind and sort_rank Values for Certain Areas in core (polygonal roads)

Additionally, there are a few kind values with limited coverage in Japan at zoom 14 and higher for detailed polygonal representation of roads - see is_present_in_landuse in the road properties:

  • other_road - 378 (for other roads such as tertiary, also represented as centerlines in the roads layer)
  • major_road - 380 (for major roads such as secondary, also represented as centerlines in the roads layer)
  • national_road - 381 (for national roads such as primary, also represented as centerlines in the roads layer)
  • urban_expressway - 381 (for urban expressway roads such as motorway, also represented as centerlines in the roads layer)
  • expressway - 384 (for expressway roads such as motorway, also represented as centerlines in the roads layer)
  • road_in_restricted_area - 400 (for roads in restricted areas such as parks, pedestrian areas, or golf courses, NOT represented as centerlines in the roads layer)
  • road_under_construction - 401 (for roads under construction, also represented as centerlines in the roads layer)

Landuse kind_detail Values

Below are these kind_detail values:

  • environmental - for environmental zones
  • congestion - for congestion zones

Landuse kind_detail Values for Certain Areas in core

Below are these kind_detail values within the core layer parameter for Japan:

  • primary - for national_road kind
  • secondary_city - for major_road kind
  • tertiary - for major_road kind
  • tertiary_city - for major_road kind
  • service - for other_road kind

Low Zoom Consolidation

At zooms lower than 12, the HERE Vector Tile Service consolidates some landuse kinds to reduce the amount of superfluous detail and give adjacent landuse areas a better chance to merge together. Note that the id property is not available for consolidated landuses.

The current mappings are:

  • commercial -> urban_area
  • industrial -> urban_area
  • parking -> urban_area

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