Public Transit API

  collapse = TRUE,
  comment = "#>"

if (requireNamespace("mapview", quietly = TRUE)) {
    fgb = FALSE,
    vector.palette = colorRampPalette(
      c("#000004FF", "#420A68FF", "#932667FF", "#DD513AFF", "#FCA50AFF", "#FCFFA4FF")

connection_section <- hereR:::example$connection_section
connection_summary <- hereR:::example$connection_summary
stations <- hereR:::example$station

Request public transport connections between given points and find stations nearby using the 'HERE Public Transit' API.


The function connection() allows to request public transport connections from the API. Two types of requests are provided:

1. Sections

Request available public transport connections as detailed sections:

connection_section <- connection(
  origin = poi[3:4, ],
  destination = poi[5:6, ],
  summary = FALSE

The id column corresponds to the row of the input locations (origin and destination) and the rank column enumerates the alternative routes. The maximum number of alternatives can be set by the results parameter. Each row in the returned sf object corresponds to a route section with a transport mode in a vehicle without a transfer.

knitr::kable(head([, colnames(connection_section) != "geometry"]), format = "html")

Print the public transport sections on an interactive leaflet map:

if (requireNamespace("mapview", quietly = TRUE)) {
                   zcol = "mode",
          = "Transport mode",
                   map.types = c("Esri.WorldTopoMap"),
                   homebutton = FALSE

2. Summary

Request a summary of the available public transport connections:

connection_summary <- connection(
  origin = poi[3:4, ],
  destination = poi[5:6, ],
  summary = TRUE
knitr::kable(head([, colnames(connection_summary) != "geometry"]), format = "html")


The function station() allows to request public transport stations nearby points of interest (POIs). The radius defines the maximum search distance in meters and results specifies the maximum number of returned stations. The returned sf object contains the locations of the stations and the available public transport lines at the station.

stations <- station(
  poi = poi,
  radius = 500,
  results = 5

Print the POIs, the radius and stations on an interactive leaflet map:

buffer <-
  poi %>%
  st_transform(2056) %>%
  st_buffer(500) %>%

if (requireNamespace("mapview", quietly = TRUE)) {
  m <-
    mapview::mapview(poi, alpha.region = 1, col.region = "black",
                     label = poi$city, = "POIs",
                     map.types = c("Esri.WorldTopoMap"), homebutton = FALSE) +
    mapview::mapview(stations, col.region = "yellow", alpha = 1,
                     label = stations$station, = "Stations",
                     homebutton = FALSE) +
    mapview::mapview(buffer, col.region = "transparent", alpha.region = 0,
            = "Buffer", homebutton = FALSE, legend = FALSE)

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