Document history - Amazon Location Service

Document history

The following table describes the documentation for Amazon Location Service.

  • API version: 1.0

  • Latest documentation update: November 15, 2021

Change Description Date

New Amplify tutorial for using maps

A new tutorial is available showing how to use AWS Amplify to display maps in a web application. The tutorial is available at Using the Amplify library with Amazon Location Service.

November 24, 2021

Place query extensions

Amazon Location Service now supports setting a preferred language for results when geocoding, or reverse geocoding, and adds the time zone and other information to the results. For more information about geocoding and reverse geocoding, see Geocoding, reverse geocoding, and searching.

November 16, 2021

Tracker position filtering

Amazon Location Service adds a new position filtering feature to trackers that can help you control costs. This feature filters out some position updates on devices before the updates are stored or evaluated against geofences. For more information about position filtering, see Trackers.

October 5, 2021

Update operations

The following operations have been added to the Amazon Location Service API References : UpdateMap, UpdatePlaceIndex, UpdateRouteCalculator, UpdateGeofenceCollection, and UpdateTracker.

July 19, 2021

Tutorial update: Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL user-defined functions

A new tutorial has been added for how to use Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL user-defined functions with Amazon Location to validate, clean, and enrich geospatial data.

July 19, 2021

AWS CloudFormation resources

Amazon Location now supports creating the following resource types in AWS CloudFormation resources: AWS::Location::Map, AWS::Location::PlaceIndex, AWS::Location::RouteCalculator, AWS::Location::Tracker, AWS::Location::TrackerConsumer, and AWS::Location::GeofenceCollection .

June 7, 2021

Tutorial update: Displaying maps

The tutorial for displaying maps using Mapbox GL JS has been updated to use MapLibre GL JS.

June 1, 2021

Tagging resources

You can now add tags to your Amazon Location resources to help manage, identify, organize, search, and filter your resources.

June 1, 2021

General availability

General availability release of the Amazon Location Service developer documentation: Region and endpoints and service quotas updated.

June 1, 2021

Esri Imagery

Amazon Location now supports the use of Esri map style: Esri Imagery. For more information, see Esri World Imagery on the Esri website.

June 1, 2021

Calculating routes

You can now use Amazon Location route calculators to calculate routes and estimate travel time based on up-to-date road network and live traffic information from your chosen data provider.

June 1, 2021

AWS KMS customer managed key encryption for data at rest

Amazon Location now supports the use of a symmetric customer managed key that you create, own, and manage to add a second layer of encryption over the existing AWS owned encryption.

June 1, 2021

Public preview release

Initial release of the public preview documentation.

December 16, 2020

Tutorial update: Displaying maps

Tutorials for displaying maps using Mapbox GL for Android and iOS has been updated to using MapLibre GL native SDK.

March 17, 2020