Subang Jaya, Malaysia: AAPICO ITS Sdn Bhd (AITS) is likely to launch its one-of-a kind navigation software and map system very soon in Malaysia known as ‘POWERMAP.’ The launch will be officiated by YB. Dato. Sri Mustapa Mohamed – Minister of International Trade & Industry.
AITS started in 2004 with a mandate from the Thai Board of Investment for research and development to maintain the most detailed and comprehensive digital map database of Thailand. It is a subsidiary of Thailand-based company, AAPICO HITECH PCL (AAPICO). With an investment of 100M THB (RM 10M), POWERMAP is the leading navigation software and map system in Thailand.
POWERMAP is unique to the South East Asia region as it was developed by its own in-house team of map survey engineers, software developers and GIS engineering team.
NAVTEQ, the world leader in navigation map production provides AITS with field data collection and digital map competency. And local partner for AITS is World Express Mapping (E-Mapping), a mapping expert that publishes the most updated digital maps of Malaysia and controls more than 90 percent market share of paper maps in Malaysia.
POWERMAP has already earned recognition by winning the Frost & Sullivan ASEAN Automotive Award for the Most Promising Car Navigation Company of the Year 2008.
Some of the key features of POWERMAP include:
– Address search: search by house number (Coming Soon).
– Z-Level: allows 3D viewing of elevated roads and road junctions.
– POWERMAP GUIDE: displays pictures, names, addresses and telephone numbers of hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.
– PICTURE NAVI: navigates to favorite destinations using photos with geo tag.
– MULTIMAP: display location names in English and Thai language or other country map.
– TRACK LOG: allows recording of GPS waypoints of trips for easy recall and display in GPS device or in Google Earth.
– Users can now upload pictures of their favorite places to POWERMAP or share information with friends thanks to its easy upload from PCs. This software defines the meaning “empowering navigations”.