Release notification: New Enhancements to HERE Platform services

09 November 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, Geocoder Autocomplete API, HLP Routing API, Map Image API, Map Tile API, Public Transit API, Venue Maps API, Custom Location Extension, Route Match Extension, Toll Cost Extension, Waypoints Sequence Extension, Platform Data Extension, HERE Android SDK, HERE iOS SDK and Map Data.

Summary of enhancements:

  • New HERE Android and iOS SDK Release with support of Android 7.0 Nougat and iOS 10, offline truck routing, Platform Data Extension and other enhancements.
  • Improved long truck route calculation for routes going across borders
  • Waypoints Sequence Extension: added support up to 150 waypoints
  • New major Map release deployed, Q3 2016, Map#64 (October 2016)
  • Launch of Rapid Refresh for Hybrid Client Application to enable much fresher map dataset.

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

Geocoder API

Version 6.2.124

  • South Africa: Increase match rate by allowing end users to use the name of the capitals of metropolitan municipality areas in address search instead of the official city names.
  • New Zealand: Improved address search by recognizing postal delivery related information in queries.
  • Hong Kong and Macau were updated to 2016Q2 map data.

HLP Routing API

Version 1.6.36.6

  • Improved bike routing to avoid stairs.
  • Improved long truck route calculation for routes going across borders.

Map Image API

Version 7.2.73

  • Introduced a new map based on 2016Q3 content.
  • Added a new parameter vt to select the map view types.

Map Tiles API

Version 2.1.68.14

  • Added mapnopttile endpoint for normal tiles but without public transport information.
  • Added trucknopttile endpoint for trucktiles but without public transport information.

Public Transit API

Version 2.1.7

Introduced two endpoints:

  • Line Info
  • Logo Brands

Venue Maps API

Version 1.1.7

  • We increased the number of venues; new count: 14276

Waypoints Sequence Extension API

Version 2.2.3

  • Added support up to 150 waypoints (without traffic)
  • Added advanced optimization algorithm for better results in certain way point constellations.
  • Added parameter walk speed for pedestrian mode.

Platform Data Extension API

Version 1.6.4

  • Added a new search index to distance marker layer in order to search distance markers by country, road name and mile value.
  • Added the layer Admin Wide Truck Restrictions with initial coverage to comprise France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK.
  • Added a separate column with inner rings (holes) to inner rings of polygonal layers.

HERE Android SDK Premium Edition

Version 3.2.2

  • Added support for Android 7.0 Nougat.
  • Starting in this release, HERE Positioning is no longer considered beta. The release package also includes the Indoor Positioning Installation Guide, Indoor Radio Mapper app, Indoor Radio Mapper User Guide, and Indoor Radio Mapper Release Notes.
  • For debugging purposes only, added the ability to log positions as GPX files that can be replayed by the HERE SDK.
  • Added dynamic venue styles. You can set space names, icons, fill color, and outline color by using this feature.
  • Added support for offline truck routing.
  • Expanded Custom Location Extensions 2 with new search types.
  • Added the ability to retrieve side-of-the-road information about a route waypoint.
  • You can now use Makani codes in free text query Geocode requests.
  • You can now retrieve the time zone information about a Place that was returned from an online geocoding request.
  • Added support for Platform Data Extensions (PDE) to access a wide range of HERE data.

HERE Android SDK Starter Edition

Version 3.2.2

  • Added support for Android 7.0 Nougat.

HERE iOS SDK Premium Edition

Version 3.2.2

  • Added support for iOS 10 and new iPhone devices.
  • Starting in this release, HERE Positioning is no longer considered beta. The release package also includes the Indoor Positioning Installation Guide, Indoor Radio Mapper app, Indoor Radio Mapper User Guide, and Indoor Radio Mapper Release Notes.
  • Added the ability to log positions as GPX files that can be replayed by the HERE SDK.
  • Added dynamic venue styles. You can set space names, icons, fill color, and outline color by using this feature.
  • Added support for offline truck routing.
  • Expanded Custom Location Extensions 2 with new search types.
  • Added the ability to retrieve side-of-the-road information about a route waypoint.
  • You can now use Makani codes in free text query Geocode requests.
  • You can now retrieve the time zone information about a Place that was returned from an online geocoding request.
  • The HERE SDK now supports Bitcode by default.
  • Added support for Platform Data Extensions (PDE) to access a wide range of HERE data.

HERE iOS SDK Starter Edition

Version 3.2.2

  • Added support for iOS 10 and new iPhone devices.
  • The HERE SDK now supports Bitcode by default.

The following services had new releases with minor changes:

  • Geocoder Autocomplete API (Version 6.2.124)
  • Custom Location Extension (Version 2.0.6)
  • Route Match Extension (Version 2.1.8)
  • Toll Cost Extension API (Version 2.4.3)

Map Data

Version 8.30.64.152

  • With the release of Q3 2016, Map#64 (October 2016) we overall introduce Rapid Refresh for Europe, North America, Middle East Africa, Oceania and Taiwan regions. This will provide much fresher data to hybrid clients for Mobile SDK (Android, iOS), Silverstone and Windows.
  • Map Refresh means that with Map#64 we start releasing data to all clients from weekly snapshots. In Europe, North America, Australia/New Zealand, Middle East, Africa and Taiwan the data is now as fresh as 4-6 weeks at the time of a release comparing to ~22-34 weeks after field collection in the previous quarterly map updates.
  • New counties received an updated Coverage level:
    • Intermediate Map Content – Armenia
    • Intermediate Map Content - Tonga and Vanuatu

HERE Platform for Business Team

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