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HERE Maps API - How to draw a rectangle

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This article explains how to draw a rectangle on Nokia maps.

Article Metadata
Tested with
Devices(s): Internet Explorer, Google chrome, Firefox, Opera
Platform(s): Web browser
Dependencies: Nokia Maps 2.2.4
Keywords: Nokia Maps, JavaScript, shapes, rectangle
Created: Maveric (21 Jun 2011)
Updated: avnee.nathani (31 Dec 2011)
Last edited: jasfox (14 Mar 2013)



Nokia Maps API supported web browser (basically any modern web browser)

Important note about maps credentials

Nokia provides several services options within the Maps API offering. The service is free to use, but you must obtain and use authentication and authorization credentials to use the services. Please read the Terms and Conditions and check the Pricing Plans page to decide which business model best fits your needs. Authentication requires unique Maps API credentials, namely an AppId and a token. You can get these credentials free for free following the instructions here


API Definition of Rectangle:

    new (bounds, props)

Definition for the BoundingBox, used to form the rectangle:

new nokia.maps.geo.BoundingBox (topLeft, [bottomRight, [skipValidation]])

Example code

This is a full example with HTML and JavaScript.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<script type="text/javascript"
src="" charset="utf-8">
<div id="mapContainer" style="z-index: -1; left:0px; top:0px; width: 100%; height: 80%; position: absolute;"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
// Don't forget to set your API credentials
// Replace with your appId and token which you can obtain when you
// register on
nokia.Settings.set( "appId", "YOUR APP ID GOES HERE");
nokia.Settings.set( "authenticationToken", "YOUR AUTHENTICATION TOKEN GOES HERE");
var myBoundingBox = new nokia.maps.geo.BoundingBox ([53.1, 13.1], [43.1, 40.1]);
var map = new"mapContainer"), // new instance of Nokia Maps
components: [ new,
'zoomLevel': 4,
'center':[53.1, 13.1]
map.set("baseMapType", map.NORMAL);
precision: 36,
simplify: 16,
fillColor: "FFFFCC",
color: "E8FA75",
width: 8



For more on the Nokia Maps API

Please check out the Nokia Maps API full documentation and API reference here:

You may also access the interactive API explorer

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