LocationService / Client / create_place_index



Creates a place index resource in your Amazon Web Services 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 must not use Esri as your geolocation provider. See section 82 of the Amazon Web Services service terms for more details.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_place_index(
        'IntendedUse': 'SingleUse'|'Storage'
        'string': 'string'
  • DataSource (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 Amazon Web Services Service Terms for Amazon Location Service.

    For additional information , see Data providers on the Amazon Location Service Developer Guide.

  • DataSourceConfiguration (dict) –

    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

  • Description (string) – The optional description for the place index resource.

  • IndexName (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.

  • PricingPlan (string) – No longer used. If included, the only allowed value is RequestBasedUsage.

  • Tags (dict) –

    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.

    • (string) –

      • (string) –

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'CreateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
    'IndexArn': 'string',
    'IndexName': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • CreateTime (datetime) –

      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 Amazon Web Services.

      • Format example: arn:aws:geo:region:account-id:place-index/ExamplePlaceIndex

    • IndexName (string) –

      The name for the place index resource.


  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.InternalServerException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ConflictException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.AccessDeniedException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ValidationException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ServiceQuotaExceededException

  • LocationService.Client.exceptions.ThrottlingException