GeoX Ltd. is a private company founded in 1998, Hungary, primarily focused on spatial information (e.g. digital maps, navigation and POI databases). Global players of the base map data industry; like Google, HERE, TomTom are integrating GeoX’s base data in their spatial products:
- DSM-10, street level map and navigation database for Hungary;
- Address reference databases for Hungary;
- POI database for Hungary;
- Geocoding service for Hungary;
- Microsegmentation database for Hungary:
GeoX has also broadened its business with customized spatial databases and map application development in different environments. These new fields of activities involved micro-segmentation/profiling, spatial resource-optimization, road navigation and route-optimization, data-mining, management of large and heterogeneous datasets. By the changing demands and circumstances, we have kept our focus on the spatial aspects of the tasks, their solution and spatial modelling.
In the beginning of 2010, GeoX has entered the field of mobile application development, resulting in two main products: “SurveyCloud”, which is a complex data-survey and data-collection management platform and application (www.surveycloud.eu), and “Egérút”, a free navigation application that is available for all major mobile platforms (www.egerut.com). Within the framework of the Hungarian Unified Emergency Call (112) the Egérút’s routing and navigation engine is used by the mobile units of police and emergency rescue departments (www.antaresnav.hu).
Based on our experiences in data collection, analysis and application development, and seeing the amount of data accessible, discovering it’s immanent potential makes us to focus on linking, joining and analysing sensor- and spatiotemporal data.
Antares Maps & Navigation SDK – New aspects of navigation
Specific use cases and use modes result in changing demands that makes us to look beyond the scope and reconsider the “traditional” ways of navigation and also to adopt to the new needs. We found, that – regarding mapping and navigation – these requirements exceed the capabilities and the customizability of the common and prevalent development kits and frameworks. We found that these components have quite strong restrictions and often lacking capabilities of deepgoing customization or the open combination of functionality, services and content. Thus, we are refocusing on providing the users and the developers features like supporting the use of custom routes, utilization of the preferred or custom routing services, offering the use of offline maps, displaying custom maps or maps with customizable symbology, the integration of custom address- and geocoding services, in short: make mapping and navigation source-independent. Our new development, the Antares Maps & Navigation SDK is offering a framework helping the quick development of custom mobile applications wherever mapping and navigation functionalities needed. Our presentation will highlight how quickly and easily basic mapping and navigation functionalities can be implemented in a new mobile applications.