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Garmin joins HERE Venues Marketplace

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The mapping company HERE Technologies has added Garmin to its Venues Marketplace, which is a source for maps of venues such as airports, malls, stadiums and corporate campuses.

The companies say access to the Marketplace’s data APIs will allow Garmin to receive up-to-date maps of venues around the world meaning that qualifying users are able to use what HERE calls “the freshest maps” to navigate hassle-free right to where they want to go.

HERE Venues Marketplace is a partner and customer ecosystem that is expanding upon the HERE acquisition of Micello in March 2018.

The company says the process by which venue maps are created and distributed is simple with venue owners and facility operators providing their floor plans to HERE, which converts them into structured map data.

“For venue owners, the marketplace offers a fast and easy way to have their venue mapped, kept up to date, and distributed across different publishers and services in one go,” HERE explains. “As the venues have an incentive to keep their venue maps updated whenever there are changes, the maps are also of improved quality.”

 
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