Release notification: New Enhancements to HERE Platform services

07 April 2016

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:
HLP Routing API, Map Tile API, Geocoder and Geocoder Autocomplete API, Batch Geocoder API, Waypoints Sequence Extension, Route Match Extension, Traffic API, Venue Maps API and Transit API.

Summary of enhancements

The release is mainly a maintenance release, highlights are:

  • Added support of street intersection search in Mexico and other Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries.
  • Weekly map updates for Platform Data Extension API
  • New self-hosting version with Q4, 2015 Map data available

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

HLP Routing API

Version 7.2.67

  • This release includes bug fixes

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.108

  • Added support of street intersection search in Mexico and other Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. Previously, the Geocoder supported street intersection formats typical for English speaking countries (at, and, @, &). The only supported keyword for street intersection that is typical for Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries was “esq”. Now, this list is extended by “y”, “por” and “esquina”.

Traffic Data API

Version 6.0.52.2

  • This release includes bug fixes

Public Transit API

Version 2.1.2

  • This release includes bug fixes

Map Tile API

Version 2.1.68.10

  • This release includes bug fixes

Places API

Version 1.39.0 / 1.40.0

Content Enhancements:

  • HERE Map 2015 Q3/Q4: Includes Core map information such as administrative units, roads and point addresses.
  • HERE Core and Supplemental POIs (Q4 2015): HERE Core includes POIs such as airports, hospitals, banks, grocery stores, etc. HERE Supplemental includes POIs mapped to Core POI categories obtained from third-party sources.
  • HERE Public Transit (11/2015) Includes global Public Transit locations, arrival and departure times in approximately 800 cities around the world.
  • Yelp (11/2015): New and updated POIs.
  • POI and Map Data Synchronized to the new HERE China Entry Map: In synchronization with other HERE services Search now caters for mainland China with an unshifted HERE Entry Map due to legal and licensing decisions. Queries executed from inside China are unaffected. Queries executed from outside China for Chinese addresses and POIs may not return Chinese addresses and POIs.

Highlights:

  • Voice Endpoint now supports French Queries.
  • Search provides improved relevancy ranking between perfectly spelled place names and spelling corrected search results.

Platform Data Extension API

Version 1.6

  • Weekly map updates

Custom Location Extension API

Version 1.8.3

  • This release includes bug fixes
  • Switched to HLP Router 7.2

HERE Platform Self Hosted

Version Q4/2015

  • HLP-Router 7.2
  • Enterprise Router 6.2 (deprecated, last release)
  • Geocoder
  • Rev. Geocoder
  • MRS
  • JSAPI

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. Usage of HERE domains

    Some of our customers are still using the Nokia domains (...api.nlp.nokia.com) for accessing the HERE Platform for Business services. Since April 2014 our documentations only lead to the HERE domains (...api.here.com). Please be aware that Nokia/NLP domains will not be supported any more by end of 2016. Until than all customers latest have to switch to the HERE domains. The SSL certificates for the Nokia/NLP domains will expire by end of Q1 2016 so after this date SSL connections will create warning messages.

  2. Enterprise Router 6.2 is no longer supported

    Since April 1, 2016, the Enterprise Router 6.2 is no longer supported. No further maintenance and support will be provided, and the service is deprecated.


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