by Matthew Kemeny
Hear ye, hear ye: The updated HERE street data for the fourth quarter of 2021 is now available to download and includes an exciting new feature.
A new Expanded Inclusion property is creating a lot of buzz. The property identifies street segments as pedestrian walkways, parking lots, bike paths and private roads for service vehicles. This attribute can be helpful in refining the subset of street segments to be considered during the tagging and network creation processes. If you need additional information about how to incorporate this attribute, please contact our support team.
Optimal routes require the most recent street data. Our community of clients should take advantage of these updates to best optimize their routes, manage deliveries and meet their customers’ demands. HERE updates its maps quarterly to provide you with the most accurate street data. We strongly encourage our users to subscribe to updates and download the new street data.
We’ve teamed up with HERE for more than 25 years to provide the commercial street data we and our clients use to build a complex street network and understand one-way streets, elevations, address ranges, turn exceptions and a variety of other valuable attributes.
By subscribing to HERE’s street database on an annual, semi-annual or quarterly basis, you’ll know you’re working with the most recent and accurate street data.
Our clients can use HERE Map Creator to edit their own maps—noting when roads, routes, places and house numbers change—to ensure and enhance the accuracy of their routes. This tool also gives users the ability to add features to their map.
In addition, our clients can take advantage of the RouteSmart Data Cloud tool to update their existing routing projects with the latest HERE street data. We also offer frequent training webinars to teach our customers how to use the Data Cloud and Map Creator to update street maps. Visit www.routesmart.com/events to view the upcoming trainings.
The Data Cloud now provides a more streamlined experience. In the past, clients needed to contact technical support to receive street updates via a file-sharing system. Today, Data Cloud stands as the exclusive go-to source for using HERE data with our powerful routing solutions. Our tools perform unique processing of HERE data to support our clients who demand routing requirements.
The Data Cloud, located on the far right of the RouteSmart Manager Toolbar, allows our users to:
- Cut out and download street data on demand;
- Access the latest street data that their licensing agreement allows; and
- Define their own area boundary.
We encourage our clients to make the most of the combined power of RouteSmart by subscribing to HERE street data updates and taking advantage of the Data Cloud to update your maps most efficiently.