[ 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.


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.


--calculator-name <value>
--data-source <value>
[--description <value>]
[--pricing-plan <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--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)

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 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 | --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.


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