Mapping and location platform services company, HERE Technologies has announced the general availability of HERE XYZ.
HERE XYZ is a cloud-based service that provides software developers as well as novice and professional mapmakers with the tools needed for effortless map publication and data management.
HERE states that the service aims to maximise ease of use, flexibility and interoperability by leveraging the best of the open source ecosystem and tools from the company’s long history of building standard and high definition maps at global scale.
The real-time nature of XYZ is intended to be indispensable for publishing maps that require live updates, HERE says.
Achal Prabhakar, Vice President of Engineering at HERE Technologies said,’ We’ve built the largest SD and HD mapping platform in the world and we know that eighty percent of mapmaking is time spent wrangling and managing geospatial data. HERE XYZ helps to solve this problem by delivering the pre-requisite building blocks for data management and map publishing, so users of all levels can focus on creating the insights and context that location provides.’