Introduction

The HERE Vector Tile Service allows you to request vector tiles containing data from the HERE platform. A vector tile is a method of rendering a map as multiple tiles arranged in a grid based on the zoom level. Vector tiles contain geometries (such as points and lines) that define polygons, labels (including road names or city names), and other kinds of data that are typically passed to a renderer to create a map.

The HERE Vector Tile Service supports the following use case:

  • Retrieve Protobuf encoded binary tile representations for map rendering.

Vector tiles are optimized to be visualized as 512px screen pixels per tile. Vector tiles use Web mercator projection and follow the Vector tile specification, and each tile is encoded using Protobuf.

For information on:

  • How to quickly set up and start using the HERE Vector Tile Service, see Get started.

  • The terms and conditions covering this documentation, see the HERE documentation license.

  • The endpoint parameters and responses, see the OpenAPI specification.

  • Data privacy is of fundamental importance to HERE and our customers. We practice data minimization and don't collect data we don't need. And we promote pseudonymity for data subjects wherever a service does not require personal information to function. We employ privacy by design in services we develop. We strive to go beyond mere regulatory compliance and make privacy an integral part of our corporate culture. We believe that our approach to privacy is vital to earning and retaining the trust of our customers - and the bedrock of our future success as a data-driven location platform. For more information on how data privacy is of fundamental importance to HERE and our customers, see the HERE Privacy Charter.

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