This document is intended for API users with beginner to expert levels of knowledge and experience with APIs . As such, the document contains in depth descriptions of the main entrypoints via headers, their elements, and the responses for each in the JSON open standard. In addition, this document explores the functions of common use cases, and exceptional or important use cases. To help orient new clients, at the beginning of the document there is also a quick synopsis of the HERE Platform and the Places (Search) API role within that platform along with an explanation of how the REST API differs from other Places (Search) API offerings.
For more introductory information about the Places (Search) API component, and the HERE Platform in general, please see the HERE Platform White Paper. For more advanced level instruction and documentation for developers of all HERE components, please see the resources at https://developer.here.com.