Map Image API Developer's Guide

Bounding Box

User Story

The user wants to obtain a map view centered on a bounding box.


This example shows the result of centering the map on a bounding box that covers most of Europe, Asia and Africa. The parameter bbox defines the bounding box as a comma-separated sequence of geocoordinates. The sequence follows the pattern lat1, lon1, lat2, lon2, lat3, lon3, ...
Note: This example uses a HERE API Key to authenticate your request. For information on other possible options, see For examples of how to use the other authentication options with the Map Image API, see Authentication Examples.


The response to the request delivers the following map image:

Figure 1. Request centered using bounding box

The response returns the following additional headers, which define the exact view-port (as bounding box) of the image returned and the actual zoom value used:

Viewport-Top-Right: Lat: 73.39648432607181, Lon: 86.44599303135891
Viewport-Bottom-Left: Lat: 3.2386920439421534, Lon: 6.37630662020905
Viewport-Zoom: 3.75