ESRI, the developer and provider of geospatial software and commercial Web services, announced that Intransix, of Mountain View, California a provider of wireless location-based applications, has added ESRI’s ArcWeb Services maps and data into its WorkoutGPS wireless and Web-based application for GPS-enabled mobile phones. ArcWeb Services are hosted web services that include map data and on-demand geospatial capabilities needed to add real-time locations, addresses, points of interest, dynamic maps, and routing directions to web and wireless applications. Map data storage, maintenance, and updates are handled by ESRI, eliminating up-front map database, geospatial software, and ongoing maintenance expenses.
WorkoutGPS is a personal fitness management tool, enabling users to measure and collect outdoor exercise regimen data with simple-to-use GPS-enabled wireless phones. The application consists of a Java-based handset to record distance, speed, and caloric-burn metrics in addition to a personal Web journal in which users can store their training logs, set account preferences, download new workout profiles to phones, and link personal accounts to partner Web sites such as motionbased.com and trainingpeaks.com. WorkoutGPS training logs provide complete mapping coverage for the United States and Canada, including street, topographic, and aerial maps, made available through ESRI’s ArcWeb Services.