Concepts

This section outlines basic concepts, terminology, and components to help you familiarize yourself with HERE Indoor Map.

Using indoor maps

You can use your indoor maps on your own applications, services, or solutions with HERE Maps API for JavaScript, HERE SDK (Navigate Edition), and the Data API. These are all HERE platform services, and provide other content along with your indoor maps.

Credentials and authentication

Your indoor maps are private maps and by default, are accessible only by you. To get access to your indoor maps on your application or service, you need to have credentials from the HERE platform for authentication. For more information on getting credentials from the HERE platform, see the Identity and Access Management Guide.

For more information on credentials for HERE Indoor Maps, see the following tutorials:

Warning

There are two preferred authentication methods:

For mobile applications and the Data API, the default authentication method is an OAuth token.

For web applications, the default authentication method is an API key.

Indoor portal

The Indoor portal shows basic information about your indoor maps, such as the indoor map's name and properties, such as address and last update time. You can order new indoor maps and changes or updates to indoor maps from the Indoor portal.

Indoor maps on Map Object Model (MOM)

Map Object Model (MOM) is a HERE-wide used GeoJSON map format for (indoor) map data. All indoor maps on the HERE platform are represented in the MOM format. For more information, see the HERE Indoor Map Data Specification.

For more information about the GeoJSON specification, see https://geojson.org/.

Organization

For information on access right management of your organizational resources, and instructions on how to add new users see the Identity and Access Management Guide.

Projects

Your data will be stored within the indoor project within your organization. You can add other users to the project to grant them full access to all project resources. It is important to keep the project structure intact and to not delete the project itself or remove data from the project, as the system relies on it.

Catalogs, layers, and partitions

Data is stored in catalogs on the HERE platform. A catalog consists of layers and partitions. For indoor maps use, you source indoor maps data out of the Interactive Map Layer (IML) from a catalog.

For more information on catalogs and layers, see the following sections of the Data API Guide:

Indoor Map collection

An Indoor Map collection contains your indoor maps that are ready for use. A collection is a catalog of indoor maps on the IML. Along with the indoor map data in MOM-formatted GeoJSON, the collection also contains the map rendering rules and the collection metadata.

It is not necessary for you to manage these collections. HERE will manage these on your behalf.

Indoor Map HRN

An Indoor Map HRN is a unique identifier for HERE Indoor Map. An HRN (HERE Resource Name) is aligned with the HRN conventions. Indoor Map HRNs are easy to distinguish from other HRNs from their prefix indoormap. For example, an Indoor Map HRN could be indoormap-00000000-0000-4000-a000-000000012345.

Indoor Map ID

An Indoor Map ID is the short identifier for an indoor map and the last part of the Indoor Map HRN without the leading zeros. In the example above, this would be 12345.

Note

An HRN is a unique identifier for resources, such as catalogs, on the HERE platform. Typically, you only need the HRN of the Indoor Map collection catalog, which is used to access the indoor maps in your applications.

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