Release notification: New Enhancements to HERE Platform services

09 June 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:

Geocoder API, Traffic Data API, Custom Location Extension, Platform Data Extension, Toll Cost Extension, Fleet Connectivity Extension.

Summary of enhancements

  • Geocoder API: Improved match quality in India, Mexico, Canada and USA
  • Traffic Pattern tiles support has been extended to 12 new countries in EMEA
  • Visual editing of POIs in the Admin GUI is added to CLE
  • Improved cost optimized routing

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

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.115

  • India: Improved match rate in India by allowing more postal code matches instead of empty results.
  • Mexico: Increased match quality and decreased ambiguity in address search with support for the larger (state) area postal code (first 2 digits + 3 trailing zeros).
  • Mexico and Canada: Improved house number address matching by handling unqualified unit numbers (e.g. apartment or floor numbers) that accompany house numbers.
  • USA: Improved matching and labeling by adding known-as names (KD zones) to the Geocoder search index and result.
  • Disputed Borders: Added Reverse Geocoder view on Lake Malawi disputed area

Traffic Data API


  • Incidents coverage information has been updated in the Developer’s Guide document
  • Traffic Pattern tiles support has been extended to the following countries: Swaziland, Kenya, Lesotho, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Lithuania, Serbia, Latvia, Lebanon, Kazakhstan and Estonia.

Custom Location Extension API

Version 2.0.1

  • POIs can be edited visually in the Admin GUI.
  • POIs can be geocoded before submitting into the layer.
  • The positions of geocoded POIs can be visually corrected in the Admin GUI.

Platform Data Extension API


  • Static layer ADMIN_REGULATIONS now also contains time zone and daylight saving info for the highest applicable admin places.

Toll Cost Extension API

Version 2.2.2

  • Improved cost optimized routing considering more route alternatives.

Fleet Connectivity Extension API

Version 1.2.0

  • New resource check_messages.json avoids repeated polling calls and notifies immediately after a message arrived.

HERE Platform for Business Team