The company has launched its new Map Input Tracker API (Application Programing Interface), a new map feedback tool that business customers can easily integrate into their existing products and services. The API enables end-users to share map feedback quickly via their smartphone, tablet, laptop or in-dash navigation unit, in order to contribute to high-quality maps. The company is a global leader in ‘smart’ mapmaking, and one of the first to use crowd-sourcing to detect map changes. The launch of the Map Input Tracker API, combined with the recent launch of its MultiNet-R map format for business customers, means TomTom can now deliver high-quality, real-time map updates to customers faster than was previously possible.
“We continue to expand our global map footprint with the addition of more than half a million kilometers of roads,” said Charles Cautley, managing director of TomTom Maps. “We are excited to deliver new global map updates that support navigation, geocoding and other location-based services. With the launch of our new Map Input Tracker API, we give people the chance to share map feedback, through any connected device, wherever they are. This API enables us to shorten the time between detecting changes in the real world and updating a customer’s map.”