GetPlace - Amazon Location Service


Finds a place by its unique ID. A PlaceId is returned by other search operations.


A PlaceId is valid only if all of the following are the same in the original search request and the call to GetPlace.

  • Customer AWS account

  • AWS Region

  • Data provider specified in the place index resource

Request Syntax

GET /places/v0/indexes/IndexName/places/PlaceId?language=Language HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the place index resource that you want to use for the search.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: ^[-._\w]+$

Required: Yes


The preferred language used to return results. The value must be a valid BCP 47 language tag, for example, en for English.

This setting affects the languages used in the results, but not the results themselves. If no language is specified, or not supported for a particular result, the partner automatically chooses a language for the result.

For an example, we'll use the Greek language. You search for a location around Athens, Greece, with the language parameter set to en. The city in the results will most likely be returned as Athens.

If you set the language parameter to el, for Greek, then the city in the results will more likely be returned as Αθήνα.

If the data provider does not have a value for Greek, the result will be in a language that the provider does support.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 2. Maximum length of 35.


The identifier of the place to find.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Place": { "AddressNumber": "string", "Country": "string", "Geometry": { "Point": [ number ] }, "Interpolated": boolean, "Label": "string", "Municipality": "string", "Neighborhood": "string", "PostalCode": "string", "Region": "string", "Street": "string", "SubRegion": "string", "TimeZone": { "Name": "string", "Offset": number }, "UnitNumber": "string", "UnitType": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Details about the result, such as its address and position.

Type: Place object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The request was denied because of insufficient access or permissions. Check with an administrator to verify your permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The request has failed to process because of an unknown server error, exception, or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The resource that you've entered was not found in your AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request was denied because of request throttling.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The input failed to meet the constraints specified by the AWS service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: