Maporama, the Enterprise Location-Centric Services (ELS). ASP (Application Service Provider), announced the availability of new detailed cartographic data for US cities. This evolution of Maporama’s cartographic coverage was prepared in collaboration with Navigation Technologies. The new evolution of its US cartographic databases, Maporama now covers over 5 million miles (8 million kilometres) of American highways, freeways, roads, and streets, as well as 15 million intersections and junctions, and over 1,5 million de points of interest (hotels, restaurants, museums, administrations, hospitals, monuments, railway stations…). This dramatic evolution of Maporama’s geographic coverage confirms the company’s leadership on the market and its exclusive capacity to integrate and update, in extremely short timeframes, the most detailed and most extensive cartographic databases on the market.
The modifications, updates, and extensions cover the finest level of detail including, in particular, newly built streets and roads, one-way streets, street names and numbers, points of interest (hotels, restaurants, museums, administrations, hospitals, monuments, railway stations…), and road signs. The available points of interest are categorized in 51 groups and include the name, telephone number, and postal address as available. All of this new information has been integrated within Maporama’s core location-centric databases and can be exploited, in a totally transparent fashion, with all of Maporama’s products, in particular Maporama Partner Hub 2003, the company’s development tool Maporama Web Services 2.0, as well as its professional suite Maporama Enterprise Solutions.
Regularly and frequently updated data are a “sine qua non” condition for a true and fast return on investment of strategic location-centric applications designed, for example, to reduce travel-related costs and improve the efficiency of mobile sales representatives, to track vehicle fleets in real-time and eliminate non-productive distance-related costs, to shorten sales cycles by efficiently guiding consumers to the closest outlet having a particular product in stock.