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Map data for tracking applications

Definition of tracking

Map data for tracking vehicle locations

Map data for tracking vehicle locations

Tracking is generally defined as following the movement of assets such as vehicles or workers. This might include displaying the current or past location of each asset on a map and could also include reverse geocoding.

Reverse geocoding

Geocoding is the process of adding the location co-ordinates to addressed data. As the term implies, reverse geocoding refers to the opposite process – taking a known positional grid reference and determining the address. The know grid references are usually supplied by tracking an asset using some form of GPS (global positioning system). To communicate, for example, how near a vehicle is to a waiting customer, the GPS signal is reverse geocoded and the grid references converted to a named location such as a street or town.

Pricing and licensing data for tracking use

Discounted per asset per month licensing is available for some data sets. Generally these licences exclude permission to use navigable attributes like one way streets or bridge heights as this information is only needed for routing and optimisation.

The right product for your specific use

Tracking applications can use the map just as a backdrop to the position of the fleet or the data itself can be part of the reverse geocoding process. Our trained data experts can help you find the best, most cost-effective data according to your planned use. Call us now to discuss your needs.

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