Places

The following figure illustrates an example of a place rendered from the data.

Sample Places in Sweden
Figure 1. Sample Places in Sweden

The layer content is defined as follows.

  • Layer name: places
  • Geometry types: point

Places have kind values of country, with other values added dynamically, depending on factors such as area or population, starting at zoom 3 for region and starting at zoom 8 for locality. Specific locality and region types are added to the kind_detail tag.

Place Properties (common)

The following properties are used to define a place.

  • name - Generally the name the locals call the feature, in the local language script.
  • id - This is an ID used internally within HERE.
  • kind - Places can be one of the options listed below.
  • min_zoom - This property contains a suggested minimum zoom at which the place should become visible.

Place Properties (common-optional)

The following properties are used to define additional information about a place.

  • country_capital - This property is true for country capitals and applies only to kind locality.
  • region_capital - This property is true for state capitals and applies only to kind locality.
  • county_capital - This property is true for county capitals and applies only to kind locality.
  • kind_detail - Places can be one of the options listed below.
  • population - This property contains a population integer value and applies only to kind locality.
  • iso_code - This property contains the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 two-letter country code and applies only to kind country.
  • supercity - This property is true for important cities, that are recommended to be always displayed on all zoom levels. This property is not present when it is false.

Place kind Values

  • country
  • region
  • locality
  • borough
  • neighbourhood

Place kind Values for Certain Areas in core

The following list of kind 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 within the core layer parameter for Japan:

  • aza - administrative units such as block numbers
  • microhood - administrative units such as block or parcel numbers
  • oaza - administrative units such as subdistricts

Place kind_detail Values

For features of kind locality:

  • city (population 100,000 and more)
  • town (population 10,001 up to 100,000)
  • village (population 201 up to 10,000)
  • hamlet (population 200 and less)

For features of kind region:

  • state
  • province

For features of kind microhood, which are only applicable for certain areas of the world within the core layer parameter:

  • block - a block number, which requires a house number to determine the address
  • parcel - a parcel number, which does not require a house number to determine the address

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