Dear Customer,

please be advised that a new release (D56) of the HERE Platform is available on the Production Environment (PRD).

We send this email to all those who apply for access credentials to the platform, based on the information they provide when registering.

This email includes release notes that describe the improvements to services in the new release. The release includes the Map Data, Map Tile API, Map Image API, HLP Routing, Enterprise Routing, Matrix Routing API, Traffic API, Maps API for JavaScript, Geocoder API, Batch Geocoder API, HERE SDK for iOS, Waypoints Sequence Extension API (WSE), Places API and Venue Maps.


The release documentation will be available on as well.

Management Summary

· Map data update for most of services

· Waypoints Sequence Extension API launch

· Autocomplete (Beta) available in the Geocoder API service.

· Public Transit Estimated fare costs available in the HLP Routing API

· FULL TMC (density) now for the Top 10 countries


For detailed information about the major improvements of the HERE Platform for Business Services and Products, see the sections below:


Map Data


- Quarterly map update in the following regions:

2015Q1: Europe, MEA, APAC, India (South Asia), South America, North America


Map Tile API


- Map data update HERE Worldwide 2015Q1, NavInfo China, Macau 2014Q4

- Added the pview parameter in order to be able to show the world according to a particular political view.

- Added the new /meta/pviews endpoint that lists all the possible Political Views available in the map.


Map Image API


- Map data update HERE Worldwide 2015Q1, NavInfo China, Macau 2014Q4

- Added the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header for all requests.


HLP Routing

Version 7.2.56

- Map data update 2015Q1 (Except China 2014Q4 and Iran 2014Q2)

- Significantly improved performance for isoline routing.

- Estimated fare costs available for Public Transit routes (US, Canada and Berlin).

- Support for several route link flags: parks, private roads and built-up areas


Enterprise Routing


- Map data update 2014Q4


Matrix Routing API


- Map data update 2014Q4

- New service URLs

Traffic API


- Map data update 2015Q1.

- Support of the traversable state for flow.

- FULL TMC (density) now for the Top 10 countries: Brazil, Canada, United States, Australia, Russia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom


NOTE: please ensure that you are using the Traffic API as documented in the development guide. Since next release we are going to enforce the upper/lower case validation.


Maps API for JavaScript


- Clustering algorithm update

- Persistent offline caching (for a region of the map to persist between map uses)


Geocoder API

Version 6.2.80

- Map update India 2015Q1

- Autocomplete API (BETA)

- Political views: The Geocoder introduces a new feature that can show available territories through the point of view of particular countries.

- For the USA, the Geocoder results shows supplementary information that describes the type of the 5-Digit ZIP, as according to the USPS.

- The Geocoder has extended its existing USA ZIP code coverage for PO Boxes and further added General Delivery ZIP code



Online and Hybrid +

Version 2.1.2

- Added a warning message when SDK evaluation expires in less than 30 days.

- Added support for the latest iPad devices

- Pinch-to-zoom gestures improvements

- Added the ability to selectively skip voice commands. (For more details, please see Controlling Audio Playback in the Developer's Guide.)


Waypoints Sequence Extension API (WSE)

Version 1.0.0

- Calculates the optimal sequence of any given waypoints along a route, while minimizing the time or distance traveled.


Places API

Version 1.0.11466

- Structured opening hours are now returned in place details responses when available.

- Key-by-Key Endpoint is a new endpoint designed to reduce the number of keystrokes required to find the desired POI, Category, Chain, or Address.

- Search for intersection is also supported in key-by-key.

Content update:

- HERE Core (Q4 2014)

Includes Core POIs such as global Airports, Hospitals, Banks, Grocery Stores, etc.

- HERE Base Supplemental Listings (Q4 2014)

Includes POIs mapped to Core POI categories obtained from third party/local specialty sources

- HERE Extended Listings Australia (Q4 2014)

IMPORTANT: Migration of Maps API for JavaScript

Last year we announced the release of the new HERE Maps API for JavaScript 3.0 built to support both enterprise and consumer use cases, while assuring improved performance, processing speed and faster load time. This release is just further evidence of our commitment to continuous innovation through services that support today’s customer development environments.

The new HERE Maps API for JavaScript 3.0 provides customers today with important features and capabilities including:
· Support for a broad range of applications from consumer facing to enterprises
· Consolidation of all backend capabilities of HERE Platform into one single API
· Application development across any browser environment
· Further optimization for mobile browsers
· Improved performance (leaner size and optimized API code), redesigned using latest browser and hardware technology
· Improved processing speed and faster load times
· Feature completeness compared to version 2.5.4

Following this release, we will be phasing out the HERE Maps API for JavaScript 2.x by September 30th, 2015. This means that, after this date, no further maintenance and support will be provided. In case you have any questions or if you run into any issues while migrating to the new HERE Maps API for JavaScript 3.0, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with the migration process.

The latest migration guide (version is public and available on


Kind regards

HERE Platform for Business Team

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