HERE platform release announcement – March 2022
News|by James Roberts|29 March 2022
Updates and Changes
New HERE Real-Time Traffic Flow Catalog
HERE Traffic has launched a new catalog focused on the latest features in HERE Real-Time Traffic Flow. This new catalog contains a new schema that enables more seamless access to traffic data using HERE Topology Segments and a new map_version field that allows for tracking HMC versions for topology segment mappings. The catalog contains a volatile layer with live traffic flow in over 70 countries. This will enable new features in the future, such as Deep Coverage.
Introduction of new ROLES on Platform and Marketplace for better control of user authorized activities
In addition to the existing OrgAdmin role, HERE have introduced three new roles: MarketplaceConsumer, CustomerManager, and MarketplaceProvider. The MarketplaceConsumer role can self-serve purchase products and initiate "contact us" requests; this user can also accept listing invitations and view invited listings in Marketplace. The CustomerManager role (only available to select customers) can request quotes from the Marketplace via the Sales Portal; this role can also manage subscriptions they have purchased. The MarketplaceProvider role can create/manage products and publish listings on the Marketplace.
Marketplace now supports free content samples in listings
Free content samples can now be included within Marketplace listings to encourage consumers to try sample data before committing to a purchase / license.
Avoid option supported for EV charge aware routing
The following avoid options are now supported when calculating a route with charging along the way: tollRoad, ferry, controlledAccessHighway, carShuttleTrain, tunnel and dirtRoad. The avoid option provides more flexibility when planning routes for electric cars. E.g. toll roads can be avoided to save money and highways can be excluded from a route.
Changes, additions, deprecations, and known issues
This email focuses on highlights. However, a lot more has happened since HERE’s last announcement. Their APIs, SDKs, and tools publish their detailed API level changes in form of changelogs or release notes.
What’s in the works
Improved support for cache configurability, data pre-fetching and pre-loading
HERE will soon release functionality which will enhance cache configurability, map data (tile) pre-fetching and pre-loading, allowing for considerable performance improvements with application startup. This will be offered with Java and Scala support in the Data Client Library and Location Library of the Data SDK for Java & Scala.
Weather catalogs will be deprecated
The HERE Workspace product has offered historical and real-time weather information, along with severe weather predictions, through five catalogs in the Platform. HERE will deprecate these catalogs on June 30, 2022. From that date onward, the catalogs will no longer be accessible. Applications that use one of these catalogs will need to access weather data elsewhere. There are several weather data providers listed in the HERE Marketplace, and we encourage you to consider one of those listings. The specific catalogs that will be deprecated are:
- HERE Weather Forecast hrn:here:data::olp-here:weather-forecast
- HERE Archived Weather North America hrn:here:data::olp-here:live-weather-archive-na
- HERE Archived Weather Europe hrn:here:data::olp-here:live-weather-archive-eu
- HERE Live Weather North America hrn:here:data::olp-here:live-weather-na
- HERE Live Weather Europe hrn:here:data::olp-here:live-weather-eu
HERE Map Content coming soon to Marketplace
In the near future, Platform customers will be able to purchase and request quotes for HERE map content in both traditional data structure as well as in GeoJSON.
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