HERE platform release announcement 09/2021


Retrieve data from an interactive map layer in Mapbox Vector Tile format for efficient visualization

Interactive map layers now support the ability to request data in the open, industry standard MVT (Mapbox Vector Tile) format via the interactive API. This data format is also optimized for some data visualization purposes (such as when using Maps API for JS to produce a map within a web application) because the geometries are already projected and simplified specifically for the requested zoom level, thereby reducing the amount of work necessary by a consuming client to render the data.

Share schemas between projects within the same organization (CLI only)

Share schemas between projects within the same organization, facilitating collaboration between teams. As with catalogs, sharing schemas between projects consists of two interactions:

  • First, identities with manage access to a schema in a project can now make that schema available to other projects in their organization with read permissions. They may choose to make the schema available to specific projects or all projects in their organization.
  • Second, once a schema has been made available to a project, identities in the project can link to it. This will allow them to add a schema shared from another project to layers in catalogs created in their project.

Display data from an object store layer on top of a map

Adding to the layer types fully supported for visual inspection in Data Inspector, and following on from last month's announcement of support for viewing and downloading objects from object store layers in the list view of Data Inspector, you can now visualize an object store layer on a map in Data Inspector by following a few simple conventions. See our Object Store examples in the platform.

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 their changelogs linked at the bottom of the monthly blog post or in the list just above.

What’s in the works

  • HERE platform projects:
    • Add HERE location services to your platform projects to manage access and track/report on cost by project.
    • Filter the Services tab of the portal by project for another view of what services a project uses.