I am trying to add an interactive map HERE to my ArcMap? I am using ArcGIS 10 and the path I have been following so far is through "Add WMS Server" (Catalog -> GIS Servers -> Add WMS Server). Unfortunately, this is not working for me. The way I see it, this can have two reasons:

  1. Did I do something wrong here ?
  2. This is not the way to go.

In case of the former, what is that I am doing wrong?

I am using the AppID and AppCode from my HERE developer account. I have tried different things for the URL. The last one I tried was simply https://www.here.com/?map=51.54916,5.64706,10,normal (I was running out of ideas). Usually it tells me there is a connection error.

Add WMS Server

In case of option 2, that this isn't the way to go, what should I do to display HERE maps in ArcMap? It surely isn't offered through Add Basemap/ArcGIS Online.

In QGIS it is possible to add HERE maps in multiple ways. See this post: HERE background maps in QGIS possible? I hope there is a way around to get it fix in ArcMap as well.

I think that there is a third option, and that it isn't possible at all, period. But I sure hope somebody can tell me how I can get it done.

  • You might want to look into this question. Perhaps you are flexible and you can work with QGIS. If not, it might still give you a hint on how to implement it in ArcGIS (if possible). Mar 19, 2015 at 9:29
  • Thanks, but that link is already in my question. In fact, the QGIS question also came from me :)
    – Sjimmie
    Mar 19, 2015 at 9:55
  • It just came to my mind and I quickly copied the link... should have checked that :-) Mar 19, 2015 at 16:19

3 Answers 3


Option 1

I'm not sure you can add here.com using that dialog, it's specifically for OGC Web Map Services (WMS), but Here.com isn't as far as I can tell an OGC WMS.

Option 2

here.com exposes both a JavaScript API and a REST API, so you should be able to do something programmatically.

  • I agree, there isn't a mention of a WMS server anywhere I saw on their site
    – Branco
    Mar 18, 2015 at 17:17
  • @Branco Agreed, there isn't. I did find some references online however, where here.com was referred to as a WMS and that's why I gave it a try. Now my question remains if there is another way to display the data in ArcMap. Any ideas anyone?
    – Sjimmie
    Mar 19, 2015 at 9:12
  • I suppose in semantic sense it is a web map service, so I should have been more precise and say an OGC WMS.
    – nmtoken
    Mar 19, 2015 at 11:32
  • It is possible that they restrict what can be seen outside of their site. You might have some luck checking into the details of their developers site. You might be able to request free tiles from their site (similar to OSM and Open Mapquest), but they you would need to find a way to turn it into a 'service' that ArcMap can read in.
    – Branco
    Mar 19, 2015 at 12:08
  • It is possible to display the data in FME Data Inspector and QGIS, so it is definitely possible to use it outside of the HERE website. I have gone through the whole developers site twice (at least that's how it feels :)) but I haven't found any leads.
    – Sjimmie
    Mar 19, 2015 at 14:23

See this page. Here Satellite image Tiles


  • The page linked to doesn't explain how to do it. At the moment this appears to be a link only answer, and as such is likely to be deleted. You should at least give some explanation of the link, and how following it will answer the question
    – nmtoken
    May 23, 2018 at 14:09

A commercial product is also available. https://www.geomer.de/produkte/software/her-o-gis.html

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