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In this section we give you a quick overview of the most commonly used commands to interact with XYZ Spaces from the HERE CLI.

Configuration is required for HERE CLI to work

If you have skipped the previous section now is the time to go back and make sure HERE CLI is properly configured with your developer identity. In case you are not sure, you can run here configure verify to check if your credentials are valid.

Supported Commands

HERE CLI is built to be modular and extensible, so it is entirely possible that when you use the tool it has already learned a couple of new tricks.

The general structure is that you call the here command followed by command which essentially corresponds to the API you want to interact with or get more information from.


You can always call up help on the HERE CLI either by not providing any parameter at all or by using the --help switch.

here --help


As explained earlier, HERE CLI needs to know you to interact with your Spaces. You can use

here configure set

to configure the AppId and AppCode. It will immediately try to verify these credentials. Alternatively you can run

here configure account
to configure with the e-mail address and password you use for your HERE account.

You can also run

here configure verify

to check if the credentials provided can be used to interact with HERE APIs.


The xyz command is used to interact with XYZ Spaces.

List all Spaces

To list all Spaces you have access to you can use

here xyz list

This command will list all the Spaces for which the user is authorized.

Create a new Space

here xyz create -t "sample test xyz" -d "sample creation"

Create a new Space, the SpaceId will be generated automatically.


-t <title> title for space

-d <desc> description for space

Upload/Update data to a Space


-a interactively assign tags in the form 'key@value'

-c, --chunk [chunk] chunk size for large uploads

-f, --file <path> path to file name

-i <unique ID> property containing unique values

-p, --ptag [ptag] property key and indexed tag

-t, --tags [tags] tags for the features

-x, --lon [lon] longitude field name

-y, --lat [lat] latitude field name

-z, --alt [alt] altitude field name

Upload geojson
here xyz upload YOUR_SPACE_ID -f /Users/dhatb/data.geojson

Upload geojson data to a Space with name YOUR_SPACE_ID

Upload csv
here xyz upload YOUR_SPACE_ID -f /Users/dhatb/data.csv

Upload csv data to a Space with name YOUR_SPACE_ID

Upload shapefile
here xyz upload YOUR_SPACE_ID -f /Users/dhatb/data.shp

Upload shapefile data to a Space with name YOUR_SPACE_ID


Instead of passing the content as a file with -f option you can also pipe the output of another command directly into the input stream of the HERE CLI like cmd | here xyz upload YOUR_SPACE_ID

Upload with unique ID
here xyz upload YOUR_SPACE_ID -f /Users/dhatb/data.csv -i unique_id

Upload data to a Space named YOUR_SPACE_ID with a unique ID of unique_id.

Upload with assign
here xyz upload YOUR_SPACE_ID -f file.geojson -a

Uploads data and provides a list of keynames and previews the first few values.


The resulting values are for example:

1: year: 1996, 2005, 2015
2: buffered: NO, YES, YES
4: globalid: c74ea99ef, 2d88ec21, 8e2ecaa2
5: streetname: FOLSOM ST, 19th AVE, VALENCIA ST
7: length: 263.2, 120.9, 708.4

type numbers of keys (e.g., 1,3,5,6) to convert as key@value tags:
You type

year@1996, treatment@green_paint, streetname@folsom_st, class@class_iv
Upload with a Property Tag

here xyz upload -f file.geojson -p treatment
Uploads data and adds an existing property as tag for which the values are returned as the values of the tag

treatment@green_paint, treatment@sharrows, treatment@hit_post

Show contents of a Space

here xyz show YOUR_SPACE_ID

Show the objects of a Space in table.


-l, --limit <limit> Number of objects to be fetched

-h, --handle <handle> The handle to continue the iteration

-t, --tags <tags> Tags to filter on

-r, --raw show raw GeoJSON content instead of table

-p, --prop <prop> property fields to include in table, can be used multiple times

-w --web [web] display xyz on

Delete a Space

here xyz delete YOUR_SPACE_ID

Delete a Space you have access to.

Clear a Space

here xyz clear YOUR_SPACE_ID

Clear data from your Space


-t, --tags [tags] tags in your Space

-i, --ids [IDs] IDs in your Space

-h --help output usage information

Transform files

The system attempts to autodetect the latitude and longitude field name from these matched field names:

  • longitude -> "x", "xcoordinate", "coordx", "coordinatex", "longitude", "lon"
  • latitude -> "y", "ycoord", "ycoordinate", "coordy", "coordinatey", "latitude", "lat"
Transform csv to geojson
here transform csv2geo filename.csv
Transform a shapefile to geojson
here transform shp2geo filename.shp

-x, --lon [lon] longitude field name

-y, --lat [lat] latitude field name

List all tokens

here xyz token

Lists all the xyz token you use

id type lat description
--------------- --------- ---------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
YOUR_TOKEN_NR_1 PERMANENT 1534451767 xyz-hub=readFeatures,createFeatures,updateFeatures,deleteFeatures,manageSpaces
YOUR_TOKEN_NR_2 PERMANENT 1534516620 xyz-hub=readFeatures