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How to access the APIs

  1. Head over to and create/sign in your HERE account.
  2. Sign up for our Free 90-day Evaluation plan.
    Go to and click 90-day Free Trial, then generate app credentials for JavaScript/REST or Premium SDK per the requirements.
  3. Collect and record your new credentials (App ID and App Code).
  4. Check out working examples at and SDK examples at
  5. Use HERE API in conjunction with your credentials within your project.


API Documentation

JavaScript APIs 

Best for web based use. The HERE API for JavaScript is a set of programming interfaces that enable developers to build Web applications with feature rich, interactive HERE Maps at their centre. The API consists of libraries of classes and methods with which to implement the functionality of an interactive application.



Best for app based use.

With HERE REST APIs you can use simple HTTP GET/POST methods providing maps, routing, geocoding, places, traffic and weather information. Use everything from basic Map Tiles to indoor Venue Maps, Batch Geocoding, and our comprehensive Transit service within your apps. The Platform Extensions give you even more datasets and advanced capabilities.


Features available in both:

  • Map & Satellite Tiles
  • Street Level Imagery
  • Venue Maps
  • Car & Pedestrian Routing
  • Geocoding
  • Custom Shapes
  • Position Markers
  • Car & Pedestrian Routing
  • Geocoding
  • Batch Geocoding
  • Public Transport
  • Places
  • Real Time Traffic


Worth a look!


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