Routing API Developer's Guide

Request a Simple Route

To calculate directions for private transport between two locations, using the calculateroute service, include in the request the following:

  • your authentication credentials, app_id and app_code (see Acquiring Credentials)
  • the start (waypoint0) and destination (waypoint1) waypoints,
  • and the mode, which describes the type of route calculation and whether to take traffic into account.

This example requests the fastest route for a car without taking traffic conditions into account. Note that the waypoints are specified in latitude and longitude by using the geo! string value.

https://route.ls.hereapi.com/routing/7.2/calculateroute.json
?apikey={YOUR_APIKEY}
&waypoint0=geo!52.5,13.4
&waypoint1=geo!52.5,13.45
&mode=fastest;car;traffic:disabled
Note: This example uses a HERE API Key to authenticate your request. For information on other possible options, see https://developer.here.com/documentation/authentication. For examples of how to use the other authentication options with the Routing API, see Authentication Examples.