Places (Search) API Developer's Guide

900 - Areas and Buildings

The Areas and Buildings category is a top level category for Places that are owned, operated or managed by municipalities, such as cities, towns, villages, boroughs and shires.

This category contains the following level 2 categories:

  • City, Town or Village - Represents a named settlement that may be a (large) city, town, or tiny village.
  • Outdoor Area-Complex - Outdoor areas or complexes with designations for specific businesses or interests.
  • Building - Areas and buildings designated for residential or office use.
  • Administrative Region-Streets - An administrative region, such as a postal area, or a named street/square/intersection.

9100 - City, Town or Village

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
900-9100-0000

(RESTRICTED)

City, Town or Village Represents a named settlement that may be a (large) city, town, or tiny village. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for City, Town or Village (900-9100-xxxx).
Note: This category is a HERE search-only category.
900-9100-0214

(RESTRICTED)

Hamlet A small village, settlement or community usually in a rural area without an official, independent political structure.
Note: This category is a HERE protected category.
Note: This category is a HERE owned category.
900-9100-0215

(RESTRICTED)

Named Place An area or location known by an official, or sometimes unofficial, name.
Note: This category is a HERE protected category.
Note: This category is a HERE owned category.
900-9100-0216

(RESTRICTED)

Neighborhood A geographically localized community within a larger city, town, suburb or rural area.
Note: This category is a HERE protected category.
Note: This category is a HERE owned category.

9200 - Outdoor Area-Complex

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
900-9200-0000 Outdoor Area-Complex An establishment or area located outdoors. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Outdoor Area-Complex (900-9200-xxxx).
900-9200-0218 Industrial Zone A non-residential area that is dedicated to manufacturing, industrial activities or storage facilities. This also includes business parks containing service industries.
900-9200-0219 Marina A designated area that offers docking and other services for small boats, yachts, or pleasure craft.
900-9200-0220 RV Parks A designated area that provides camping facilities for recreational vehicles.
900-9200-0299 Collective Community A facility that provides an area for members to hold a common social, political, religious or spiritual events. For example, kibbutz, dojos, moshavs, agricultural communes, eco villages, art communities, convents, monasteries and housing cooperatives.
900-9200-0301 Island A natural and geographical feature of land that is entirely separated by water from the mainland.
900-9200-0386 Meeting Point A designated place where people can gather or must report to during an emergency (for example, tsunami, earthquake, fire, and so on).

9300 - Building

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
900-9300-0000

(RESTRICTED)

Building This is a plot of land that has a street number assigned to it. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Building (900-9300-xxxx).
Note: This category is a HERE search-only category.
900-9300-0221 Residential Area-Building A building designated specifically for residential use.

9400 - Administrative Region-Streets

Category ID Category (Level 3) Description
900-9400-0000

(RESTRICTED)

Administrative Region-Streets This is an administrative region, such as a postal area, or a named street/square/intersection. This is a base-level category that should be used for all Places that do not fit other categories defined for Administrative Region-Streets (900-9400-xxxx).
Note: This category is a HERE search-only category.
900-9400-0399

(RESTRICTED)

Administrative Region This is either a country, a state / province, a county or an even smaller area like a district or sub-district. Named areas like the Boston Metro Area also fall into this category.
Note: This category is a HERE search-only category.
900-9400-0400

(RESTRICTED)

Postal Area A postal area in a country. This could also be a group of postal areas, for example in Canada this could be "M4B 1L5" or "M4B 1L6," as well as "M4B" or "M4B 1."
Note: This category is a HERE search-only category.
900-9400-0401

(RESTRICTED)

Street or Square A named street or square. This could be anything from a small pedestrian passage to a big highway. Large named squares fall into this category.
Note: This category is a HERE search-only category.
900-9400-0402

(RESTRICTED)

Intersection A road intersection. It is typically represented by two or more streets meeting at the intersection. It could also be a named intersection.
Note: This category is a HERE search-only category.