Traffic API Developer's Guide

Traffic Flow Tile Overlays

The user wants to obtain a traffic flow tile overlay for an area near Frankfurt, Germany. The area is identified using the [Z]/[X]/[Y] addressing scheme. The resulting tile can be used to provide a visual indication of the traffic conditions on the map.


The [Z]/[X]/[Y] values are 8, 134, and 86 respectively. The resolution (size) is 256x256 pixels and the format is png32.

Note: This example uses a HERE API Key to authenticate your request. For information on other possible options, see Authentication Guide. For examples of how to use the other authentication options with the Traffic API, see Authentication Examples.


The response to the requests for a tile overlay for an area near Frankfurt in Germany contains the following PNG traffic flow tile overlay image:

Figure 1. Traffic Flow Tile Flow tile request for Frankfurt.