Release notification: New Enhancements to HERE Platform services

10 October 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, HLP Routing API, Map Image API, Map Tile API, Traffic API, Positioning API, Waypoint Sequence Extension, Custom Location Extension, Platform Data Extension, Toll Cost Extension, Fleet Connectivity Extension and Route Match Extension.

Summary of enhancements:

  • Launch of HERE Positioning API RESTful web service
  • Improved heuristic for truck routing calculation
  • PDE: Added POI search functions to the tile retrieval functions
  • New HERE Platform Self-hosted Q3/2016 release

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

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.122

  • Indonesia was updated and is now also based on 2016Q3 data. This is a major map update for Indonesia with correction of the administrative structure to reflect reality.
  • India: Further improved logic to tolerate noise and other details in queries in order to return better results at street or house number levels.
  • Australia: Fixed address search for addresses in city centers (central districts) where the city name is the same as the name of the surrounding municipality (e.g. Melbourne).
  • Disputed Borders: Serbian-Croatian Islands "Vukovar" and "Sarengrad" are now no-mans lands (empty responses from Reverse Geocoder).

Geocoder Autocomplete API

Version 6.2.120

  • 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

Version 7.2.73

  • We improved heuristic for truck routing calculation.

Map Image API

Version 1.6.36.5

  • Added a new parameter nolbl that hides labels.
  • Added a new map style daisy.

Positioning API

Version 1.1.2

This is the initial release with the following features:

  • WLAN positioning
  • Cell positioning for 2G/3G/4G (GSM, CDMA, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE)
  • Cell + WLAN positioning
  • Multicell positioning
  • Neighbor cell positioning

Custom Location Extension API

Version 2.0.5

  • Added page-by-page retrieval to the resources /2/search/all.json and /2/search/ all.txt when scrolling through large amounts of geometries in a layer in editor GUIs.

Platform Data Extension API

Version 1.6.3

  • Added the following POI search functions to the tile retrieval functions: Bounding Box, Corridor, Proximity, Quad Key.
  • Added column ISO_COUNTRY_CODE to the distance marker layers in order to make distance markers searchable by country, road name and mile value.

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Map Tiles API (Version 2.1.68.13)
  • Traffic API (Version 6.0.58.3)
  • Fleet Connectivity Extension (Version 1.2.4)
  • Route Match Extension (Version 2.1.7)
  • Waypoint Sequence Extension API (Version 2.2.1)
  • Toll Cost Extension API (Version 2.4.2)

HERE Platform Self Hosted

Version Q3/2016

  • Map Tile API 2.1.68.12 (D72)
  • Geocoder 6.2.120.2 (D72)
  • Reverse Geocoder 6.2.120.0 (D72)
  • Geocoder Autocomplete 6.2.122 (D72)
  • HLP-Router 7.2.72.0 (D72)
  • Traffic API 6.0.57.3 (D72)

HERE Platform for Business Team

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