Map services are some of the most widely used offerings on the Internet. Today it is incredibly easy for end users to calculate the shortest route, query traffic reports or view the hometown as a satellite image. The services, which are available free of charge and only require an access to the Internet for use, provide a crucial added value in many situations.
The business world has also discovered this added value. An ever increasing number of companies are using cloud map services for planning and analysis of their own areas of business or also for development of new solutions and applications for end users.
For developers it has never been so easy and inexpensive to integrate functions such as geocoding, mapping, and routing. Cloud services are becoming more and more significant in the entire geo industry, thanks to attractive licensing models and supplemental functions that are improved on a continuous basis.
BING® MAPS is the cloud card service from Microsoft, through which different geographic data can be viewed and spatial services can be used. Data and services are made available through the Bing Maps for Enterprise platform.
As a distributor for BING® MAPS in Germany, DDS already supports many customers in license questions and in addition offers comprehensive advice regarding software solutions, as well as integration and services associated with Bing Maps. As a geodata supplier, DDS also offers extensive data content for extending Bing Maps.
For many application areas, particularly in the areas of geomarketing and business intelligence, the Bing® Maps offering can be used far more effectively through suitable supplemental attributes. First and foremost, an extension with business analysis data, such as sociodemographic data or other market data, is recommended for geomarketing and business intelligence applications. However integration of administrative boundaries or PLZ boundaries also significantly increases the informative value.
On request DDS, with 20 years of market experience, will also recommend the right geographic data for your application. DDS offers map extensions for most of the European countries.