Tuesday, August 11, 2009

GeoZone: Free resource for GeoBase developers

Telogis, the leading global platform for enterprise location based services today announced the launch of GeoZone, a free resource for GeoBase developers. GeoBase is the company’s market leading geospatial engine – enabling mapping, routing and navigation on platforms ranging from mobile to server. Registered members of GeoZone gain access to the latest releases of the GeoBase SDK, sample map data, sample code, tutorials and whitepapers. Additionally, Telogis has assembled a premier list of partners from the Location Based Services (LBS) ecosystem to provide additional technical resources and samples of their products.

GeoZone is designed to be the central resource for application developers using the GeoBase platform. Augmenting the main GeoBase Software Development Kit (SDK) resources, the GeoZone contains additional technical information, design notes, sample applications and white papers for the GeoBase platform. Premier content providers contribute sample map data, satellite imagery and real-time traffic feeds. Hardware providers and wireless carriers supply technical information on their technologies and go to market strategies.

“Through strong relationships with leading companies within the LBS ecosystem, the GeoZone will provide the tools, information and data needed to create powerfully differentiated location-enhanced products and services,” said Newth Morris, President of Telogis’ GeoBase group. “Telogis will continue to expand the geographic reach and technical depth of content contained in our portal. No other developer portal offers such a comprehensive resource.”

The GeoBase SDK enables organizations to add sophisticated location functionality to business applications. Designed to bridge the divide between consumer–grade mapping engines and legacy GIS tools, GeoBase combines the scalability and elegance of new location technologies with the flexibility required in the enterprise. GeoBase supports logistics data sets, custom GIS layers, sophisticated routing, scalable location rule processing and a unified API, creating a single platform for routing, mapping and navigation in the enterprise.

LBS developers can register and begin developing at geozone.geobase.info. The automated approval process provides instant access to the tools and information available on the GeoZone.


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