"We live in a world that is increasingly powered by location data and technology, enabling people and objects to move and interact faster, safer and in more efficient ways than ever before," said Jørgen Behrens, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at HERE Technologies. "Building on this understanding, we are excited to collaborate with AWS, and deliver high-quality location data to a broader market and the AWS developer community.” 

Jørgen Behrens, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer at HERE Technologies 

HERE capabilities available on Amazon Location Service
  Maps Geocoding Reverse Geocoding Search Routing
Capabilities Coming soon
Coverage                                                                                             Global  Coming soon
Map styles                                                                                 Base maps, HERE Berlin

HERE Technologies is a leading location data and technology platform company offering a location-centric platform that is open, secure, and private. Based on the concept of location and the potential it has to radically improve the way you do business. HERE is driven to move people, businesses, and cities forward by harnessing the power of location.

By selecting HERE location data, you are selecting accurate, fresh, and robust data that is deployed natively on the AWS Cloud.

HERE Technologies

HERE provides Amazon Location Service with map rendering, geocoding and search, with global coverage and local flavour that transcends geographic borders. Soon HERE will also provide Amazon Location Service with routing capabilities.

The HERE vector tile service allows for vector tiles style customization while still providing for the needs of the lightweight applications. This means the AWS customers can leverage HERE or any 3rd party rendering engine for the map creation of their choice through a delivery format containing geometries, labels and other data typically passed to a renderer to draw a map. In addition, customers will benefit from the freshest and one of the highest accuracy levels of map content available today. The HERE Map receives over 5 million updates on average per day across the globe, which are thoroughly validated to deliver over 900 mapping attributes while maintaining the most accurate index of reality.

Through Amazon Location Service, customers can access a comprehensive portfolio of geocoding and search functionalities provided by HERE, from translating latitude and longitude information into the human-readable address and vice-versa, to intelligently searching for points of interest in over 400 categories, while retrieving the most relevant information from them.

HERE’s data comes with a high level of quality, flexibility and functionality and enables critical use cases with precision and relevancy at their core, through a set of features that give access to location context inclusive of administrative and postal code boundary shapes, point addressing, high-precision postal codes, match quality levels and more. While leveraging a robust geocoding engine, it gives access to places geocoding capability which allows for HERE’s vast database of POIs to be recognized in geocoding queries, enabling more relevant and meaningful results.

To use HERE’s capabilities, please log in the Amazon Location Service Console. To view the terms and conditions, please visits terms.

Map Rendering Geocoding and search
  • Map Rendering
  • 2D Vector tiles in the size of 512x512 pixel at different zoom levels 
  • HERE or 3rd party rendering engine for map creation 
  • Use any rendering engine for map creation – HERE or other
  • Client-side rendering for map interactivity and retrieval of Map Objects at an application level
  • HERE map content in industry accepted MVT format 
  • Geopolitical views can be built and stored on the client side to retrieve the available political views of the map
  • Client-side map customization:
    • Selection of specific HERE Map Content data sets
    • Visual appearance of map objects

 

 

  • Geocoding: 
    • Free form, structured and hybrid address input 
    • 400 million point addresses in over 102 countries and territories
    • 270 million hyper-precise point addresses in over 70 countries
    • Administrative and postal code boundary shapes 
    • High-precision postal codes (US, Great Britain and Republic of Ireland)
    • Places geocoding with integrated POI information in queries
  • Reverse geocoding: 
    • Address retrieval for the nearest street addresses including long-haul roads (e.g. freeways, interstates) and entry points
    • Area retrieval for administrative area information for given position (lat/long) 
  • Search data/POIs: 
    • Rich database of over 400 categories of POIs/ Places
    • Daily data updates with fresh content
    • Display of basic (e.g. name, address, category) and extended attributes information, including operating/open hours, URLs, contact and more
    • Interact with POI function: navigate, get information, call, visit website, email and more
  • One box search/ discovery: 
    • Support for multiple query types input 
    • Querying by: place names, addresses (partial and complete, including postal codes), chains, categories, postal codes. 

Style of maps on Amazon Location Service from HERE

HERE Berlin Style

The following figure illustrates Berlin map data served by the HERE Vector Tile API and leverages the rendering libraries and styles offered by HERE. This style, Berlin, is inspired by the vibrant city of Berlin. The style colors are influenced from the city itself, blue from the river Spree, green from the many parks and forests of the city and yellow for the color of the taxis and the public transport system.

  • Flat view
  • 2.5D view
  • Flat view
  • HEREBerlinFlat
  • 2.5D view
  • HEREBerlin2.5D-3
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