Geocoder Autocomplete API Developer's Guide

Why Use the Geocoder Autocomplete API?

The table below lists the high level use cases for the Geocoder Autocomplete API.

Table 1. Main features of the HERE Geocoder Autocomplete API
Feature Description
Reduce the number of keystrokes The end user starts typing and after the first character, typically, the system provides a list of suggestions. The end user sees the address he or she is looking for in this list and selects one to retrieve its location.
Assist the end user with the spelling of addresses The end user receives immediate feedback relative to their input in the form of suggestions that he or she can use to complete or correct their input quickly.
Assist the end user with the context of addresses The end user receives assistance in completing an address request based on the context.
  • For example, "520 Hayes" can be completed to "520 Hayes St". The 520 suggests an address context. But "Hayes" alone could also mean the area "Hayes Valley".
  • "Praca Falcao" suggests a complete address with all its details and can be completed to "Praça General Gentil Falcão, Sao Paulo".