May 14, 2012 -- The popular ITIS road speed data, which is processed by UK-based mapping technology company MapMechanics for use in drivetime and vehicle routing and scheduling software, is now known informally as INRIX data. The change follows the acquisition of ITIS Holdings plc by INRIX Inc. MapMechanics markets the data under the brand name GB Speeds.
The change involves more than just the name. MapMechanics has also developed a completely new way of processing the data, and can now provide detailed speed information for each link in a street-level network such those found in NAVTEQ map data and Ordnance Survey’s ITN products.
Details of these changes will be unveiled at a free seminar in London on 29 May 2012, which is being held to showcase the new data-processing methodology. It will demonstrate how the information is collected, and show how it can add value for various different types of organisation.
INRIX data is derived from billions of GPS signals captured from vehicles during everyday journeys. MapMechanics’ new processing methodology offers analysts and transport planners detailed real-world speeds by time of day, direction of travel and vehicle type.
Chris Greenwood, managing director of MapMechanics, explains the rationale for holding the seminar. “The benefit of GB Speeds has been enormous,” he says, “and we want to ensure people have the opportunity to see the difference that these further developments can make to their operations.”
To find out more about INRIX road speed products or the seminar, visit www.allmapdata.com
MapMechanics has been providing innovative solutions in logistics planning, sales and marketing, digital mapping and geographic analysis for over twenty years.
- MapMechanics distributes a wide range of data products including AA, NAVTEQ and Ordnance Survey digital mapping, as well as leading business and demographic datasets from many sources throughout the world. This data is listed on MapMechanics’ intuitive new transactional data web site, www.allmapdata.com, which is probably the most extensive and up-to-date listing of its kind in Britain.
- MapMechanics is the UK distributor of the GeoConcept geographic information system, which is used extensively in a diverse range of fields such as depot planning, retail planning, marketing, healthcare, environmental planning and management, transport and logistics, site selection and territory allocation, telematics and command and control applications, policing and broadcasting, and central and local government.
- MapMechanics develops, supplies and supports TruckStops, one of the world’s best-established routing and scheduling solutions, and its portfolio includes a wide range of optimisation solutions. Examples include specialist systems for optimising transport of full or part loads, for servicing a high density of calls on the same streets and for optimising use of pallet networks.
- MapMechanics also uses digital map-based technologies to offer an extensive range of Web, desktop, paper and component solutions for a variety of business applications, from atlas production to business analysis, site selection, customer profiling and vehicle routing and scheduling.
Backing up its extensive product range, MapMechanics offers a comprehensive service of implementation support and training.
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