Just launched: Positioning API (REST) gives access to positioning capability when GNSS is not possible!

10 October 2016

Just added to the HERE Platform for Business portfolio of services is a RESTful API that provides position information based on Cell ID or Wi-Fi Access Point information. With the Positioning API, you are able to get positioning on a device that doesn’t have GPS. It leverages a global database of Cell IDs (GSM, WCDMA, LTE, CDMA, TD-SCDMA) and Wi-Fi Access Points that a mobile client can detect to obtain a geographic position with a confidence radius.

Key features of the Positioning API (REST) include the following:

  • Wi-Fi based Positioning
  • Cell ID based Positioning
  • Neighbor Cell IDs based Positioning
  • Combination of Wi-Fi and Cell/Neighbor Cell based Positioning
  • Supported Cellular Technologies: GSM, WCDMA, LTE, CDMA, TD-SCDMA (China)
  • Typical Accuracy
    • Cell ID: 500m-1500m*
    • Neighbor Cell: 300m-700m
    • Wi-Fi: 30-50m
    *Strongly dependent on the cell size

Make positioning your devices easier and more effective. Click here to view the Developer Guide for the new Positioning API. To try it out for yourself, sign up for a 90-day free evaluation license here.