TomTom and Microsoft extend partnership
TomTom and Microsoft are expanding their partnership, allowing TomTom’s maps and traffic data to be used in a multitude of mapping scenarios across Microsoft’s cloud services.
With this broadened integration, TomTom will be a leading location data provider for Microsoft Azure and Bing Maps. TomTom is also expanding its relationship with Microsoft, selecting Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud provider.
Azure Maps delivers secured location APIs to provide geospatial context to data. The Azure Maps service enhances the value of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform that is helping enterprises and developers create IoT, mobility, logistics, and asset tracking solutions.
This deep partnership with TomTom is very different from anything Microsoft has done in maps before said Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager of Azure Maps and Connected Vehicles.
Azure customers now have native support ranging from building map-based dashboards to visualize IoT spatial analytics to mobility scenarios for vehicle movement.
Using the Azure Maps routing services powered by TomTom allows for insightful distribution of goods originating from farmlands to retail, restaurants and home delivery.
Using the freshest maps and traffic information can determine delivery range, optimize delivery routes and provide customer insights into delivery status.
TomTom providing the freshest map and traffic information in combination with Azure Maps services and SDKs will help perpetuate improved smart city applications.
Azure Maps SDKs using TomTom services make it simple to render a multitude of data sets from a variety of sources – such as real-time parking meter rates, street-specific traffic, addressing carbon footprint, reducing noise pollution and more in a consolidated, map-based application for visualization of pertinent city information crucial to its citizens.
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