[ 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, and enable autosuggestions by using the SearchPlaceIndexForSuggestions operation.


If your application is tracking or routing assets you use in your business, such as delivery vehicles or employees, you may only use HERE as your geolocation provider. See section 82 of the AWS service terms for more details.

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 | --cli-input-yaml]
[--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)

No longer used. If included, the only allowed value is RequestBasedUsage .

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 | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those 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. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--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. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. 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.