Release notification: New Enhancements to HERE Platform services

13 November 2015

A series of enhancements and updates to the HERE Platform services are now available on our production environment. These enhancements are related to the following services:
Map Tile API, Piclet API, Geocoder API, Maps API for Java script, Places API, Custom Location Extension, Toll Cost Extension, Platform Data Extension Route Match Extension, Traffic API.

Summary of enhancements

  • New Geocoder Autocomplete search function commercial available.
  • Performance doubled of Route Match Extension.
  • New functionality to protect customer credentials by linking them to app domains.
  • Traffic API latency decrease from 2 min to 1 min for flow and incidents update cycle.

Below, you can find detailed information on these major improvements of the HERE Platform for Business services:

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.96

  • New Autocomplete search function commercial available (-> separate Geocoder Autocomplete API v.6.2.96 Release Note)
  • Modified India address matching in order to identify cross street information.
  • Modified India address parsing to recognize references to landmarks and to exclude these from matching.
  • Added support for new address schema MAKANI in Dubai.
  • Added sub-district "ward" name to results for municipalities in Vietnam.
  • Modified Reverse Geocoding for Colombia in order to always return the street block name that includes the cross street number.

Traffic API


  • Traffic API latency decrease from 2 min to 1 min for flow and incidents update cycle.

Toll Cost Extension (TCE)

Version 2.1

  • Map region(s) may not be provided any more when computing toll cost. Default is to automatically detect the regions covered by the route path.

Route Match Extension (RME)

Version 2.1

  • Performance doubled: Average response time is half of the time needed previously.
  • Added a new warning type: 1009 for subsequent trace points, the route distance is much bigger than the airline distance between the points.

Platform Data extension (PDE)

Version 1.5.2

  • Made Australian census data available

HERE Platform for Business Team