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Simple and secure location APIs provide geospatial context to data
Add maps, search, routing and traffic capabilities to your apps with geospatial services APIs that integrate seamlessly with other Azure tools and services.
Build location-aware applications in Azure
Create apps that provide details about a point of interest (POI), including contact information, hours of operation, a location pinpointed on a map, and directions to its address. Search for businesses by name, category or what’s closest to you.
Develop mobility solutions that improve travel time and avoid gridlock. You get multiple alternative routes around traffic jams, insight into the length of the backup and the time it would take to get through it, and faster travel during rush hour.
Give your solutions the ability to navigate the shortest or fastest routes available – to multiple destinations at a time – or provide specialised routes and facts for walkers, cyclists and commercial vehicles.
Make apps that turn latitude and longitude coordinates into street addresses – and switch street addresses to map coordinates. Use this data to ensure customers, goods and drivers get to destinations on time.
Give context to your data for increased productivity
When you develop location-aware IoT and mobility solutions, you add geographical context to your data – everything from routing, tracking and POI details to the latitude and longitude coordinates of a street address. Geospatial information provides your customers with productive insights, such as alerting them to steer clear of traffic accidents for more punctual deliveries. Truck drivers get specialised routing results that account for weight, height and hazardous materials restrictions.
Refresh your apps and devices with dynamic information
Your traffic data will be some of the most accurate available. The unique data structure of Azure Location Based Services means your maps update fast – route and traffic flow details automatically update based on what’s happening in the moment – in countries all over the world.
Track more than just geographical coordinates
Create apps, solutions and IoT devices that gather and respond to data that’s specific to your customers’ needs. For example, fleet managers in taxi or delivery companies can bring IoT and search capabilities together to direct GPS-enabled, connected vehicles to specific POIs using the business search feature. Customers have a better experience, and packages and people reach their destinations more quickly.
Use Azure Location Based Services with familiar tools and services
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