Microsoft To Use TomTom Map Data Across Azure

Blockbuster news to kick off the new week! Microsoft and TomTom are set to expand their relationship, where the two companies will share more services with each other.

According to the announcement, Azure is now the preferred cloud provider for the mapping giant, while Microsoft, for its part, is all set to leverage the highly accurate map and traffic data provided by the Dutch company.

Location data and other services will be power mapping services across all of Microsoft — including products and services like Cortana, Bing, and Windows.

This will enable organizations in developing enterprise solutions centered around IoT and asset tracking, with the provided services being a key component for developers. Overall, a resounding development, one that will have massive impacts for both companies and what they offer.

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As Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager of Azure Maps and Connected Vehicles, highlights, this partnership is an innovative step for Microsoft with regard to maps:

“TomTom hosting their services in the Azure cloud brings with it their graph of map data. Manufacturing maps in Azure reduces the latency to customer applications, ensuring we offer the freshest data through Azure Maps. Azure customers across industries end up winning when their geospatial data and analytics, TomTom data, and Azure Maps services are all running together in the same cloud.”

For Azure, it’s another big win, as well.

TomTom will be hosting its data on the Azure cloud platform

Microsoft will also enhance Azure Map SDKs by making use of TomTom services to strengthen its map-based application, ultimately providing important information to citizens regarding the cities they live in, while TomTom will provide a variety of services for current customers using it.

As an example, the up-to-date maps and traffic information that will enable farmers to overhaul distribution of goods by optimizing delivery routes and determining delivery range. This is made possible via native support for a number of location-based scenarios such as map-based dashboards.

Founded in 1991, TomTom, is a leader in traffic, navigation and mapping products, with over 4,600 employees and 56 offices in 37 countries.

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