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Location Services


Integrate location features into your apps with online/offline capabilities, beautiful pre-built UIs and personalization options

Enhance apps with rich maps and location context

Consumers and businesses today demand smart, immersive apps to help them move in more efficient ways.

By integrating HERE SDK into your apps, you can give users advanced location services that support their journeys: customized maps, truck routing, in-car navigation, a map designed for fleets, historical traffic patterns and beyond.
Available for both iOS and Android, HERE SDK comes in four editions:

  • Lite Edition: quick way to integrate location features and customized maps into applications built for devices with limited ROM capabilities and rendering needs.
  • Explore Edition: access to a smooth map experience and highly performant map rendering tailored for high-end devices, with features such as multiple map view instances, controlling draw order of map layers, 3D camera control and integrated tool chain for map customization
  • Navigate Edition: access to all the features that come with the Explore Edition plus turn-by-turn navigation capabilities.
  • Premium Edition: the most feature rich SDK; provides everything found in the previous packages, plus access to offline capabilities and other location features such as navigation for cars, trucks and pedestrians; electronic horizon, toll cost calculation, advanced data sets like speed limits, inclines, curvature, and more.





Features and Capabilities

Feature Description

Provide just-in-time navigation

Just-in-time navigational instructions with visual and audible notifications, available for a variety of transport modes. Enhance the journey with dynamic information such as signposts and lanes.

Offline mode for seamless navigation

Allow users to browse maps, look for places and navigate to a location – even without a data connection. A hybrid engine renders vector map data directly on the device.

Vector maps available worldwide

Available in over 190 countries and 60 languages, HERE vector maps are small in data size. This minimizes latency and provides fast response times, while still scaling to a high degree of fidelity.

Various styles and schemes

Use maps specifically designed for mobile environments that come in a variety of schemes: normal, terrain, pedestrian, transit, traffic, navigation and more.

User Interface Templates

Reduce development time by customizing UI controls such as colors and dimensions, and refine behavior such as logic, flow and subcomponents.

Map customization

Easily highlight important objects on a map by changing colors and icons, as well as edit properties of map objects such as buildings, roads and land.

Electronic Horizon for mobile

Translate map information with detailed road characteristics into actionable data – right on a mobile device. Provide meaningful insights into the road ahead, including curvature, approaching stop signs, speed limits and more.

3D iconic landmarks

Place 3D objects on rendered maps and let users explore landmarks and surroundings before they start their journey.

Advanced Fleet Telematics features

Integrate advanced custom locations, data sets and toll cost calculations into your apps with our Fleet Telematics services, which are seamlessly integrated into HERE SDK.

Integrate Indoor Maps Load, show and interact with private venues on the map

Feature comparison for the HERE SDK

Feature Lite 4.x Explore 4.x Navigate 4.x 3.x Premium
Indoor Maps      

Cross Platform Development API: Flutter





2D / 3D Vector Maps





Satellite Imagery





Custom Raster tiles




Offline map loader



3D Landmarks



Fleet Map



Map Customization





Truck Attributes



Congestion Zones



Online Car Routing





Online Pedestrian Routing





Online Bike Routing



Online Two-wheeler Routing



Online Public Transit Routing - Estimated



Hybrid/Offline Car Routing



Hybrid/Offline Pedestrian Routing



Hybrid/Offline Bike Routing



Hybrid/Offline Transit Routing - Estimated



Traffic Enabled Car Routing





Public Transit Routing - Timetable



Truck Routing





Traffic Enabled Truck Routing





One Box Search





Online Geocoding





Online Reverse Geocoding





Hybrid/Offline Geocoding



Hybrid/Offline Reverse Geocoding



Online Place Search





Online Category Search





Online Place Information





Hybrid/Offline Place Search



Hybrid/Offline Category Search



Historical Speed Patterns Tiles



Real Time Traffic on Map





Traffic Info (incidents and flow)





Basic Drive Navigation




Advanced Drive Navigation



Pedestrian Navigation




Network Positioning (Android Only)



Electronic Horizon



Fleet Telematics



Advanced HERE data sets



Custom locations



Traffic Enabled Two-wheeler Routing



Toll cost calculation



Fleet connectivity



Hybrid / Offline Truck Routing



Truck Navigation




Two-wheeler Navigation



Bike Navigation



Isoline Routing



Hybrid / Offline Two-wheeler Routing




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