Maps are constantly evolving, as our definitions of mobility and location change. Customers now recognize that building living maps is a complex task as the real world changes up to 25% annually. This is a big data problem, in fact, it’s one of the biggest data problems in the history of mankind. Getting access to the data is one challenge, but how the data is organized to make sense of it is another in itself.
Automotive OEMs, businesses and governments require the most accurate maps available. For that they need experts who understand how maps are changing in terms of industry dynamics and how the world moves, who are leaders in map building, and who offer the highest quality content in terms of accuracy, speed of delivery and auto-grade quality, as well as a broad product portfolio.
HERE has been at the forefront of matching these very specific client needs for decades. In 2005, HERE started building a new type of map that augmented the base map by adding highly accurate features of road geometry, such as height, slope and curvature. Ever since, HERE has continued to add more layers, including HD accuracy, lane-level precision, and a tile-based mapping service.