Nokia extends Here real-time traffic data to Esri mapping platform

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Nokia (NYSE:NOK) is expanding its Here real-time traffic data service to the Esri mapping platform, which supplies geographic information systems and software to more than 300,000 organizations worldwide.

Esri said it will leverage Here data to deliver more precise location data for intelligent routing, enabling fleet operators to more effectively manage challenges as they occur, re-routing drivers in the event of snafus and providing alerts notifying customers of pickup or delivery delays. Esri has been using Here data for a decade, but it said the expanded Nokia partnership will enable richer location-based analytics offerings designed to help business users make more informed decisions.

The Here service processes 20 billion real-time GPS probe points each month. Almost half of all Here data is less than one minute old, and more than three-quarters of it is under five minutes old.

Esri offers mobile and desktop mapping and spatial analysis services to a customer base than includes national governments, universities and more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies. Last fall, Esri acquired location-based services platform Geoloqi, which offers tools and resources for building cross-platform, geography-based applications leveraging a single API in any development language.

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