Accurately Predict Routes and Estimate ETAs with TomTom Speed Profiles

April 23, 2019
TomTom Speed Profiles

On today’s congested roadways, drivers often turn to mapping applications to find and follow the most efficient way of getting from Point A to Point B. Mapping applications can be valuable solutions — but only if they are enabled by accurate [...]

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Why Map Data is Critical to the Insurance Industry

April 16, 2019
Map Data for Insurance

The insurance industry is premised on evaluating, assuming, and mitigating risk in exchange for certain protections. Technology has enabled better insights and granular analytics that insurers increasingly rely upon to manage risk, specifically [...]

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CASE STUDY: Africa Profiler and ADC WorldMap Help Companies Leverage Industry 4.0

April 9, 2019
Africa Profiler-ADC WorldMap Case Study

Industry 4.0 continues to reshape markets and industries, making the world a smaller, more interconnected place. Many companies are leaning into the opportunities the new technological sphere presents — especially those in Africa.

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How HERE Trucks Benefits Fleet Managers and Drivers

March 26, 2019
HERE Trucks Fleet Management

From March 2017 through March 2018, trucks moved 62.9% of all freight carried throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The percentage hauled by rail — trucking’s nearest competitor — paled in comparison at only 15.2%.1 The dollar value [...]

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3 Ways HERE Map Data Can Be Licensed and Tailored to Fit GIS Applications

March 19, 2019
HERE Map Data Route Calculation

The 30-plus year HERE legacy in mapping technology started with the simple goals of digitizing maps and pioneering in-car navigation systems. Today, HERE helps you create dynamic three-dimensional maps with layers of information and insights that [...]

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The Benefits and Uses of Intelligent Direct Carrier Routes

March 12, 2019
Intelligent Direct Carrier Routes

There are roughly 600,000 carrier routes in the United States, with about half dedicated solely to physical geographical boundaries and the balance to post office boxes. These routes span 40,000 Zip Codes, which translates to about 15 carrier [...]

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Using Speed Limit Data to Make Fleet Management More Effective

February 26, 2019
Speed Limit Data Fleet Management

On any given day, fleet managers are asked to balance several competing priorities. Usually topping the list are initiatives involving ongoing driver safety, productivity improvement, and cost reduction.

Generally speaking, successfully meeting [...]

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Shapefile vs. File Geodatabase: Which Is Right For You?

February 19, 2019
Map File

Shapefile (.shp) and File Geodatabase (.gdb) are two different storage formats for spatial data. Both were originally developed by Esri and can be used in Esri software, so why would a user choose one file format over the other? This brief [...]

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Why You Should Try ADC WorldMap Lite

February 12, 2019
ADC WorldMap Lite

It makes sense that map data is only valuable if its capabilities and functionality align with the user’s needs. But therein lies the difficulty: you don’t know if the map data will suit your needs without sampling and working with it first. If [...]

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7 Tips for Successfully Using Python with Esri or Other Mapping Software

January 29, 2019
Using Python With Esri

Automating repetitive or time-consuming tasks saves time – and often frustration – for GIS professionals. A scripting language like Python is an ideal solution for automation and also provides efficiencies around stringing together multiple tools [...]

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