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[ aws . location ]



Creates a place index resource in your AWS account. Use a place index resource to geocode addresses and other text queries by using the SearchPlaceIndexForText operation, and reverse geocode coordinates by using the SearchPlaceIndexForPosition operation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--data-source <value>
[--data-source-configuration <value>]
[--description <value>]
--index-name <value>
--pricing-plan <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--data-source (string)

Specifies the geospatial data provider for the new place index.


This field is case-sensitive. Enter the valid values as shown. For example, entering HERE returns an error.

Valid values include:


If you specify HERE Technologies (Here ) as the data provider, you may not store results for locations in Japan. For more information, see the AWS Service Terms for Amazon Location Service.

For additional information , see Data providers on the Amazon Location Service Developer Guide .

--data-source-configuration (structure)

Specifies the data storage option requesting Places.

IntendedUse -> (string)

Specifies how the results of an operation will be stored by the caller.

Valid values include:

  • SingleUse specifies that the results won't be stored.
  • Storage specifies that the result can be cached or stored in a database.

Default value: SingleUse

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "IntendedUse": "SingleUse"|"Storage"

--description (string)

The optional description for the place index resource.

--index-name (string)

The name of the place index resource.


  • Contain only alphanumeric characters (A–Z, a–z, 0–9), hyphens (-), periods (.), and underscores (_).
  • Must be a unique place index resource name.
  • No spaces allowed. For example, ExamplePlaceIndex .

--pricing-plan (string)

Specifies the pricing plan for your place index resource.

For additional details and restrictions on each pricing plan option, see Amazon Location Service pricing .

Possible values:

  • RequestBasedUsage
  • MobileAssetTracking
  • MobileAssetManagement

--tags (map)

Applies one or more tags to the place index resource. A tag is a key-value pair that helps you manage, identify, search, and filter your resources.

Format: "key" : "value"


  • Maximum 50 tags per resource.
  • Each tag key must be unique and must have exactly one associated value.
  • Maximum key length: 128 Unicode characters in UTF-8.
  • Maximum value length: 256 Unicode characters in UTF-8.
  • Can use alphanumeric characters (A–Z, a–z, 0–9), and the following characters: + - = . _ : / @
  • Cannot use "aws:" as a prefix for a key.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


CreateTime -> (timestamp)

The timestamp for when the place index resource was created in ISO 8601 format: YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ .

IndexArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the place index resource. Used to specify a resource across AWS.

  • Format example: arn:aws:geo:region:account-id:place-index/ExamplePlaceIndex

IndexName -> (string)

The name for the place index resource.