The HERE platform is the first of its kind. It’s global, powerful, flexible and based on the world’s best map database. It provides some of the most robust mapping information on the planet and its wide range of features and functionality will make it easy to see why 80% of in-car navigation systems in North America and Europe have HERE on board.
With the complete HERE location platform, you can speed up development, monitoring and action across screens in an array of native and non-native development environments. Create simple to advanced location experiences, Client-side APIs and REST services for web, mobile, automotive and enterprise offerings, all with the same HERE data and software.
Display your organization’s assets on the world’s highest-quality and most up-to-date maps by using HERE solutions to power your software.
Having HERE on board allows you to choose from different map display options such as base, hybrid with satellite imagery or terrain and gives access to thousands of venues and addresses around the world. Map schemes for daylight or night mode, plus desktop or mobile screens, are available to make your data more prominent and easier to use in your application.
You can layer offerings such as HERE traffic coverage with postal code and other datasets to provide the best tools and services for your dispatch and drivers. Plus, get support for existing tools you may have, like the ArcGIS location platform that relies on HERE data for GIS location services.
HERE maps focus on creating digital connections for real-world locations and can provide you with the greatest level of granular data you need to optimize routes, delivery and driver schedules, plus make adjustments with your own custom data and reporting tools.
The geocoder from HERE location platform functions by obtaining geographic coordinates based on input consisting of a text address from multiple sources. In addition to the geographic coordinates, the Geocoder response contains complete and correctly spelled addresses.
Locations and businesses may return multiple sets of coordinates and addresses corresponding to them due to enterprise parks, large construction locations and postal code definitions. Additional addresses can be a qualified with full or partial address information. The Geocoder applies localized rules to analyze and identify the input and match it to the map data index to provide results that make sense and offer value.
Optionally, the user’s current location or map view can be used to provide additional context, with list rankings sorted by relevance.
HERE geocoding tools also support reverse geocoding — that is, the process of taking a set of geographic coordinates (latitude/longitude) obtained, for example, from the GPS on the user’s device or via a click on the map, and providing a textual description of the position in return. Reverse geocoding answers the question, “Where am I?” and is used when tracking and managing mobile assets such as vehicles, freight or workforce.
The HERE location platform’s reverse geocoding results include the closest street addresses or area information, depending on the geographic coordinates, location and the underlying map data. Results are ranked by proximity to the input location or a single area.
Geocoder has global coverage for all 196 countries plus additional territories. Premium coverage, including house number level, is available for over 90 countries. Coverage depends on the country in question.
You’ll get accurate results with continuously updated automotive-grade maps, plus precision to the door-step with Point Addressing for 222 million addresses in over 50 countries. It also provides street-level coverage for select areas in more than 40 countries, with city-level coverage in the remaining 106.
The Directions component delivers the best routes based on intelligent routing algorithms while considering rich sets of attributes embedded in the map, including HERE traffic coverage. The HERE navigation system relies on an Enterprise Router service to deliver precise instructions on how to get to a destination, estimated time of arrival or optimized route tailored for different environments.
This HERE solution leverages some of the highest-quality navigable content available in HERE Maps — such as real-time traffic, historical traffic and truck data — to deliver the distinguished and well-needed enterprise functionality that can only come from the power of the HERE map database.
Also, the Consumer Router delivers routes that consider sets of attributes specific to pedestrian or consumer use cases. The Routing API includes pedestrian and public transit routing to enable development of more optimized consumer experiences, also enabling support for the ArcGIS location platform.
HERE Traffic Coverage
Display real-time traffic flow and incidents information on your map to gain instant visibility into unexpected congestion or traffic events, such as road closures or delay alerts, with the HERE Traffic platform. Quickly and easily view and analyze historical traffic information at any time of the day and any day of the week to discover patterns and trends in your daily operations.
The Places HERE data library allows you, as a developer, to enrich websites and applications by providing a sophisticated search feature for users and a customizable means to display the results that include such information as place name, address, contact details, location map, rating and reviews, as well as related premium content. The library includes:
- UI library set of user interface widgets with methods that support place data search, retrieval and display.
- Data library set of programming interfaces that support searches for place data and data retrieval, but are not associated with a user interface.
To learn more about all the HERE geocoding, locations, data and HERE navigation systems available, plus see how we can use these tools to address your business needs, call one of our HERE experts at 844.440.1630 or reach us online through our contact form.