|[November 15, 2012]
TomTom Launches Location Based Services Platform for Rapid Application Development
AMSTERDAM --(Business Wire)--
today launches its new Location Based Services (LBS) Platform and
Developer Portal. TomTom (News - Alert) LBS provides developers with the content and
tools to rapidly create location-enabled applications for a variety of
commercial and consumer markets. Example apps that can be created
include fleet management, route planning, traffic management and
The cloud-based LBS Platform enables businesses to access TomTom's high
quality location and navigation services including map display, routing,
traffic and geocoding. In addition, the TomTom Developer Portal gives
developers easy to use tools to build web and mobile apps using simple
application programming interfaces (APIs) and Software Developer Kits
(SDKs), with all supporting documentation.
"In response to the increasing demand for top quality data and
services, TomTom is offering a comprehensive, easy to use solution for
adding location intelligence to applications," said Dan Adams, vice
president of Location and Live Services at TomTom. "The launch of the
TomTom LBS Platform is an important evolution. Now we can provide
application developers with web-based access to high-quality location
Notes to Editors
The TomTom LBS Platform and Developer Portal will grow in capabilities
over time and currently includes the following cntent and services:
Map Toolkit API providing access to:
Map display web service, which delivers WMS-style raster maps
based on TomTom's flagship MultiNet map database. Tiles are
pre-rendered at 18 zoom levels, ranging from a single global tile
to 305x305 meter detailed map images.
Geocoding web service, enabling both free text forward geocoding
(find a location by entering an unstructured address, place or
POI) and reverse geocoding (identify a location from a pair of
latitude and longitude coordinates).
Routing web service, which provides highly accurate point to point
routing and route re-calculation using TomTom's best-in-class
Traffic web service, using TomTom's award winning HD Traffic to
deliver real-time traffic incident and delay information.
(SDKs) to efficiently develop location based applications using TomTom
Cloud-based performance and scalability, giving developers around the
world 24x7 access to TomTom's content and services.
Management tools that make it easy for developers to track usage.
Platform and Developer Portal, including a free evaluation API key,
can be accessed via developer.tomtom.com.
To learn more about TomTom's data products and services including
MultiNet and HD Traffic, visit tomtom.com/en_gb/licensing.
Founded in 1991, TomTom (AEX: TOM2) is a leading provider of navigation
and location-based products and services.
TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power
automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and
government and business solutions.
TomTom also designs and manufactures its own location-based products
including portable navigation devices and fleet management solutions, as
well as GPS-enabled sports watches.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, TomTom has 3,500 employees worldwide and
sells its products in over 35 countries.
For further information, please visit www.tomtom.com
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