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, Geocoder Autocomplete API, Public Transit API, HLP Routing API, Traffic Data API, Places API, Waypoint Sequence Extension, Custom Location Extension, Platform Data Extension, Toll Cost Extension, Fleet Connectivity Extension, Route Match Extension and HERE Android SDK and HERE iOS SDK.
Summary of enhancements
- Geocoder API: Improved match quality in France and Puerto Rico
- WSE: Added support for pedestrian mode
- PDE: New content layers are introduced: Electric Vehicle charging stations and Truck POI
Below, you can find detailed information on these major improvements of the HERE Platform for Business services:
- France: Increased match quality by adding alternative city names to the Geocoder index.
- Puerto Rico: Increased match quality and detailed address representation by adding urbanization as sub-district names to the Geocoder index.
Geocoder Autocomplete API
- Improved response time for single character queries. Compared to queries where the user provided two, three or more characters the response time was significantly slower.
HLP Routing API
- We improved general route calculation performance.
- We extended street waypoints with support for matching off-road destinations.
Waypoint Sequence Extension API
- Added support for pedestrian mode.
Custom Location Extension API
- Added the new resources tile.json and tile.txt to retrieve geometry in cacheable tiles.
Platform Data Extension API
- Introduced a new layer EVCHARGING_POI that contains charging stations for electric vehicles and static information like connector types, number of charging slots and opening hours.
- Introduced a new layer TRUCK_POI that contains truck information for fuel stations and rest areas like HGV pumps, showers, number of truck parking places and opening hours.
Toll Cost Extension API
- Added rollup choices to choose the summarization levels per request.
- Added alternatives parameter to calculateroute.json to request multiple route alternatives.
The following services had new releases with minor changes:
- Public Transit API (Version 2.1.6)
- Traffic Data API (Version 126.96.36.199)
- Places API (Version 2.43.0)
- Fleet Connectivity Extension (Version 1.2.3)
- Route Match Extension (Version 2.1.6)
- HERE Android SDK (Premium Edition Version 3.2.1 and Starter Edition Version 3.2.1)
- HERE iOS SDK (Premium Edition Version 3.2.1 and Starter Edition Version 3.2.1)
HERE Platform for Business Team