We all use maps in our cars, on our apps and more. Imagine what would be possible if map developers had access to the highest-quality open data? Learn how, through an open-data foundation called Overture and its fully integrated solution TomTom Maps Platform, is setting the new industry standard for mapmaking.
Maps are everywhere. We see them when we get in our car, or when we find a new place to eat. We also experience their impact in the cities we visit, the roads we drive down to avoid traffic and more. With the ever-increasing demand, the geolocation industry is on a steep growth path over the next decade. To keep up with this progress, we need to step up our map quality.
The issue is that there are so many map options out there and none of them are interoperable. You may like the search functionality from one map provider but prefer the real-time traffic information from another. Combining the two is a headache, if it’s even possible.
The dream is to have an open-data ecosystem that brings together the best features of different maps for developers to use. This is Overture. Formed by TomTom, AWS, Meta, Microsoft and ESRI, the Overture Maps Foundation is a non-profit open map data project that ensures mapmaking is easy, collaborative and of the highest quality.
But every customer has specific needs. The TomTom Maps Platform will meet these. Forming an open base map built from Overture data, the platform will build layers upon this, enabling customization and configurability of maps so any solution is possible.
Session Key Takeaways:
- What is Overture and how TomTom, Meta, AWS, Microsoft and ESRI are changing the mapmaking game
- How developers can simplify the work needed to build location-based solutions by using open data and platforms like TomTom’s
- Learn how TomTom addressed the challenges it faced in developing its Maps Platform
This session is for you if…
- You’re a map developer who faces challenges with the interoperability of map data and services
- You’re excited about the possibility of open data
- You’re actively developing location-based solutions