Here Technologies says its cloud management service will make it easier for developers and map makers to manage location data.
The Here XYZ, available in Beta, provides map makers and developers of location-aware applications with access to uploaded data, rendering tools and cloud services to share their locations, the company adds.
The solution allows developers to access the XYZ Hub API where they can upload location datasets and edit them via the Command Line Interface. ‘Casual’ mappers can also use the hub through a web-based graphical interface called XYZ Studio to view and create basic maps.
In August, Here Technologies toppled Google as the world’s leading location platform, according to a report by Ovum.
The study, Location Platform Index: Mapping and Navigtion, revealed Here’s Freemium model is intended to lower price barriers for developers by providing free access to 250,000 transactions per month, 5,000 software development kit active users and 250 managed assets per month. Developers who go over the transaction threshold are charged $1 per additional 1,000 transactions. Meanwhile, a Professional plan costs $449 per month and represents a discounted plan for developers likely to make less than 1 million application programming interface calls per month.