Places (Search) API Developer's Guide

JSON Response Patterns

Optional Properties

This section describes the information that is available in request responses.

If there is no value for an attribute of an object, the attribute is omitted altogether. For example, in the review object, the id, language,and via attributes are not necessarily present:
  "reviewId": "ugc-bdc277eb-de94-48f0-bcb8-9e53034ee0d7",
  "date": "2012-03-12T17:36:56Z",
  "title": "some review",
  "rating": 5,
  "description": "some review description",
  "user": {
    "name": "anonymous"
  "language": "en",
  "supplier": {
    "id": "here",
    "title": "HERE User",
    "href": "http://...",
    "type": "urn:nlp-types:supplier",
    "icon": "http://..."
  "attribution": "Provided by HERE User"

Check the reference documentation for each specific response object for information on which properties are guaranteed to be present. Most objects (or their attributes) are listed as required or optional.

Rich Text Properties

Properties that are intended to be displayed to the user contain rich text. For example, the "text" attribute of the address object. HTML is currently provided as the default, and allows switching to plain text for the entire response and/or selected fields. In the future there migh be more supported formats, or more specification about the subset of HTML beings used.

Rendered Representations Of Complex Properties

Some attributes, like the address attribute of a place, have complex data structures for clients that want to do something with this data. For clients that just want to display the information to the user, there is a "text" attribute that can be presented directly to the user. This attribute is a rich text field.

  "address": {
    "street": "22 Rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare",
    "postalCode": "75003",
    "city": "Paris",
    "countryCode": "FRA",
    "country": "France",
    "text": "22 Rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare\n75003 Paris\nFrance"

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