HERE platform release announcement - May 2023 update

Dear customer,
we are pleased to inform you about our recent releases of the HERE platform.



HERE Style Editor version 1.2 released

HERE Style Editor version 1.2 introduces 2 additional base map styles as a foundation for a map style customization: Hybrid day and night.
The hybrid map styles combine a satellite image with vector information e.g. about the street network, labels, POIs etc.

Additionally, the new version offers a possibility to adjust the brightness and gamma values of the underlaying satellite images.

A What’s new window informs about such enhancements directly in the application.

Newsletter May 2023


Writes to stream layers are no longer possible via the Publish API

Per the deprecation announcement in March 2022, it is no longer possible to write data to stream layers using the Publish API. Writes to stream layers are now only supported via the Ingest API.


TLS 1.0 and 1.1 Deprecation

Accordance with industry-wide best practice (RFC8996) we are planning to discontinue support for outdated Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 and 1.1 for Map Tile API and Map Image API on 30 September 2023. From October 2023 on only TLSv1.2 and higher versions will be supported by these services.


This change affects requests to all Map Tile API and Map Image API endpoints in all environments (PRD, SIT, CIT) and corresponding regional endpoints, e.g.

Map Tile API:

Map Image API:

Impact on you

Requests to Map Tile API and Map Image API endpoints from client software which does not support TLS v1.2 or higher will fail.

Actions you need to take

Please ensure that your software stack accessing Map Tile API and Map Image API endpoints support TLSv1.2 or higher.

Note: the HERE Raster Tile API (the successor of Map Tile API) supports only TLS v1.2 and higher.

Further Information

RFC8996 explains the rationale behind the industry-wide move to disable TLSv1 and TLSv1.1.

Changes, additions, deprecations, and known issues

This email focuses on highlights. However, a lot more has happened since our last announcement. Our APIs, SDKs, and tools publish their detailed API level changes in form of changelogs or release notes. For the recent changes, refer to the corresponding changelog or release notes directly:

Important: Deprecation notices

Please, review and continue to monitor the deprecation notices for our services and SDKs. You find them through the links in the list just above.