LocationSmart and AND: Changing The Layout

LocationSmart announced that it will use AND as its supplier of maps for use. AND is a worldwide distributor of digital maps as well as services based on location. Likewise, LocationSmart is the largest Location-as-a-Service (or LaaS for short) company in the world.

Recently, LocationSmart had been looking to expand its use into other markets, including those of gaming, lottery, and ecommerce. Their new partnership with AND and the use of AND’s maps will help them enter smoothly into these additional markets.

LocationSmart specifically chose AND’s Digital World Map Shoreline and their International Administrative Boundaries for use in new compliance APIs. LocationSmart’s Smart Zone API has expanded to include compliance checks with various boundaries, including global and country lines as well as customer-determined boundary option. The new API – the first to show development by LocationSmart and AND in conjunction – will be rolled out to customers across the globe beginning in the latter half of this year. Read more: LocationSmart | Owler and LocationSmart | Wikipedia

The CEOs of both companies were pleased with the deal and forthcoming output of the collaboration. Hugo van der Linde, the CEO of AND, commented on his happiness to fulfill the current market needs by offering them the highest quality mapping product possible.

Mario Proietti, the CEO of LocationSmart, focused on providing the best services possible to existing customers and proclaimed his hope that the increase in product quality would bring on new customers and businesses. Proietti also praised AND for their coverage which he called “comprehensive” and the “versatility” of their data delivery.

Now the market leader in Cloud Location Services around the world, LocationSmart provides the most comprehensive platform for application development. Their service can be used across various carriers rather than being limited to one, which helps to explain their worldwide popularity.

LocationSmart’s core location services are used by a range of companies spanning from the Fortune 500 to start-up small businesses at the ground level. Their services span both indoor and outdoor use with the largest global presence in the marketplace. They also offer a large amount of privacy consent methods in order to ensure easy user adoption and consumer security.

Founded in 1984, AND has a large array of digital maps that cover the entire globe and location-based services. AND focuses on automatic and manual updates to their maps in order to provide location intelligence and further the aims of businesses worldwide.

Within the Netherlands, AND is one of the oldest software corporations and have made plenty of advances in their field with such items as the LBS Platform and MapFusion. They currently offer a “road database” that connects over 200 countries across the globe with fully fleshed-out navigation maps of North America and most of Western Europe.

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