How Augmented Reality and Building Information Modeling Benefits AEC Professionals

August 6, 2019
Augmented Reality Building Information Modeling

Architects, engineers, and construction (AEC) professionals are continually tasked with designing and constructing new, smarter buildings. Geospatial technology is especially useful as Building Information Modeling (BIM) visualizes the complete [...]

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Google Maps or HERE Speed Limits? Helping Fleet Managers Put Safety First

July 16, 2019
Google Maps or HERE Speed Limits

Google Maps is increasingly going the way of Waze, Google’s 2013 navigation application acquisition. Google Maps recently phased in some Waze-inspired speed-related driver safety enhancements, allowing users in 40 countries to see speed limits, [...]

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CASE STUDY: TomTom MultiNet Connects Map Data and Smaller EMS Providers

July 9, 2019
EMS Provider

The Challenge

Many providers of emergency medical services struggle with procuring reliable, detailed map data for their computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems. Approximately 35% of all ambulance providers in the United States are run by a [...]

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5 Ways Governments Use Map Data in the Event of a Natural Disaster

May 7, 2019
Map_Data_in_the_Event_of_a_Natural_Disaster

In 2018, natural disasters accounted for approximately $160 billion in losses — the fourth costliest year since 1980.1 Droughts, floods, extreme weather and temperatures, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes, landslides, and volcanic activity all [...]

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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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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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