We all face traffic, no matter our differences or unique circumstance — it is one constant that connects us. The more we can avoid traffic, or at least know what to expect before we hit the road, the better.
Luckily, TomTom’s powerful Traffic API provides a real-time endpoint for traffic-related incidents and traffic flow anywhere in the world. Toggle it on or off simply by setting the respective stylesVisibility in any map instance to true or false.
One of the toughest parts of integrating technologies into a business is figuring out how the features fit into the bigger picture.
In the first article of this series, we discussed the components needed for the user-facing mobile app side of a ridesharing service. We saw how this app can be built out of smaller applications described in various TomTom tutorials. Let’s connect it with the back-end services and data the app needs to operate.
In this article, we’ll walk you through the back-end architecture and some of the best practices for the APIs you’d use to power a ridesharing…
One of the toughest parts of integrating technologies into a business is figuring out how the features of the given technology align with existing business processes and how they fit into the bigger picture.
For example, when Pip Pip Yalah’s ridesharing community of drivers and passengers outgrew its Facebook group, the CEO and founder, Hicham Zouaoui, decided to build a mobile app. By leveraging TomTom APIs, the startup company turned their app into the first and largest ridesharing service in Morocco. But first, they needed to understand what kind of location capabilities TomTom offers and how they connect together.
Geomarketing is the form of marketing that uses location data to improve the probability of a particular message reaching the right prospect at the right time. One of the more common forms of geomarketing is geotargeting, which refers to delivering content to a user based on where they are or where they have been. Geotargeting can be triggered to send a promotional message to a subscriber’s mobile phone when they pass a store in a mall or get near the food court.
The success and ROI in geomarketing depend on the accuracy and precision of the location data. If a…
ArcGIS is a geographic information system maintained by the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Since its initial release in the late 1990s, ArcGIS has been widely adopted across public and private industries as a tool and repository for not just map and geographic data, but also a wide range of datasets ranging from healthcare to research to municipal services.
ArcGIS leverages authoritative sources from partners, providers, and its vast community contributors. While ArcGIS looks to proprietary data formats first, users can visualize pre-created maps and overlays online. …
Creating and customizing maps with TomTom has never been easier, no matter your skill level or preferred language.
For this article, we compiled a list of nine simple, yet incredibly powerful capabilities of TomTom’s Maps SDK for both developers and designers.
To follow along with the code examples, you’ll need to register for access to the TomTom Developer…
When it comes to building maps for your application, TomTom has you covered. Digital maps serve a wide range of purposes and should be designed and developed with customer use case in mind. Perhaps you need to track a fleet of vehicles to find the most efficient routes. Or, maybe you want to highlight points of interest to help joggers map out scenic routes. Whether your app monitors traffic jams or guides tourists around unfamiliar cities, mindful map design is key.
Digital maps are not one-size-fits-all. In order to create an effective map, you must consider how your user will…
As a front-end or full-stack developer, you may be interested in trying out the TomTom Maps SDK for Web. Throughout this article, we’ll demonstrate how to integrate TomTom Maps into a Vue 3 application, opening up a host of mapping options to take your app to the next level.
Geographic Information System (GIS) data can come in a lot of forms, which can lead to confusion in how to represent data. For example, what would you call the borders of a certain county? Would you call it border, coordinates, or outline? Would you use longitude and latitude, or some other coordinate system, like distance from a given user? Mix that with the fact that there are multiple map APIs and other applications that will want to deal with geographical data, and you’re likely to end up with a lot of unnecessary format-parsing code.
If you’ve thought about making apps then you’ve probably thought about using your user’s location at some point. Maybe you want to create a sight-seer app that tells users about a nearby landmark, or maybe an app that finds the best route to a location.
Whatever your application might be, one of the most important concepts you’ll need to understand is “geocoding,” or converting between user-readable location descriptions and computer-readable coordinates. It’s not particularly complicated once you get the hang of it, but geocoding is crucial for creating successful mapping applications.
In this article we will explain:
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