We are excited to announce many new features added to some of our popular APIs. The enhancements span across a variety of business needs such as front-end development, routing scenarios, and improved data and search. All the features mentioned in this post are available today by using the latest release of each respective API. Let’s explore what is new per API…
For more information, please check out the Vector Tiles API guide.
Not too long ago, we consolidated our Geocoding API and Places API into our new Geocoding and Search API. With this API, you can request data through geocoding (forward and backwards) and via search criteria. In addition to overall improvements to coverage and data accuracy, the main new feature is with regard to geocoding – it now recognized Points of Interest (POI), matches them, and returns the address and a matching place!
For more information, please check out the Geocoding & Search API guide.
Our Routing API provides services to support custom navigation between two or more locations. In addition to overall performance and quality improvements to core routing algorithm, the latest release now supports the following:
For more information, please check out the Routing API guide.
The Intermodal Routing API offers an innovative and smart routing experience. This is possible when the consolidated public transit offer is intertwined with external mobility services dynamically scattered in urban areas. This scenario opens a wide set of ready-to-use mobility options to quickly and better navigate between a given pair of locations. Here are the additional benefits now available:
For more information, please check out the Intermodal Routing API guide.
The Matrix Routing API is a service that calculates routing matrices. A routing matrix is a matrix with rows labeled by origins and columns by destinations. Each entry of the matrix is travel time or distance from the origin to the destination. New features include:
For more information, please check out the Matrix Routing API guide.
The Transit API allows discovery of public transit options, to request public transit routes and transit related information. Here are the new features which improve functionality:
For more information, please check out the Transit API guide.
We encourage developers to evaluate the new features discussed in the post. If you are new to HERE APIs, please sign up for a freemium account to start exploring our location services APIs today!
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