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[ aws . location ]



Creates a route calculator resource in your AWS account.

You can send requests to a route calculator resource to estimate travel time, distance, and get directions. A route calculator sources traffic and road network data from your chosen data provider.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--calculator-name (string)

The name of the route calculator resource.


  • Can use alphanumeric characters (A–Z, a–z, 0–9) , hyphens (-), periods (.), and underscores (_).
  • Must be a unique Route calculator resource name.
  • No spaces allowed. For example, ExampleRouteCalculator .

--data-source (string)

Specifies the data provider of traffic and road network data.


This field is case-sensitive. Enter the valid values as shown. For example, entering HERE returns an error. Route calculators that use Esri as a data source only calculate routes that are shorter than 400 km.

Valid values include:

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

--description (string)

The optional description for the route calculator resource.

--pricing-plan (string)

Specifies the pricing plan for your route calculator 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 route calculator resource. A tag is a key-value pair helps manage, identify, search, and filter your resources by labelling them.

  • For example: { "tag1" : "value1" , "tag2" : "value2" }

Format: "key" : "value"


  • Maximum 50 tags per resource
  • Each resource tag must be unique with a maximum of one 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.


CalculatorArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the route calculator resource. Use the ARN when you specify a resource across all AWS.

  • Format example: arn:aws:geo:region:account-id:route-calculator/ExampleCalculator

CalculatorName -> (string)

The name of the route calculator resource.

  • For example, ExampleRouteCalculator .

CreateTime -> (timestamp)

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

  • For example, 2020–07-2T12:15:20.000Z+01:00