Places (Search) API Developer's Guide

Search Vicinity

Vicinity is how Places (Search) API represents different relevance, distance from current location or context of search results. Places (Search) API conveys information by omitting or including different parts of addresses so the end user can rule out certain contexts and select the most relevant search results.

For example if query for Berlin has an implicit location of Boston the following fictional result examples clarify the vicinity
  • Berlin, "Germany"
  • Berlin, "NH"
or a query for Berlin from somewhere in Germany,
  • Berlin, ""
  • Berlin, "Schleswig-Holstein"
  • Berlin, "NH, USA"

Note that same locations can have the vicinity displayed in a different way depending on the search context and how many other results require disambiguation.

Vicinity can be used to disambiguate various levels of distance, as shown for Starbucks made in Smalltown by the following fictional results with differing vicinities
  • Starbucks, "A Street"
  • Starbucks, "Nexttown"
  • Starbucks, "NextCity"
  • Starbucks, "Farfarway CA"

You cannot use this account to purchase a commercial plan on Developer Portal, as it is already associated to plans with different payment methods.

To purchase a commercial plan on Developer Portal, please register for or sign in with a different HERE Account.

Something took longer than expected.

The project should be available soon under your projects page.

Sorry, our services are not available in this region.

Something seems to have gone wrong. Please try again later.

We've detected that your account is set to Australian Dollars (AUD).
Unfortunately, we do not offer checkouts in AUD anymore.
You can continue using your current plan as normal, but to subscribe to one of our new plans,
please register for a new HERE account or contact us for billing questions on selfservesupport@here.com.