“Location” is one of the biggest buzzwords in the technology world. With the rising use of smartphones, GPS, tablets and many other devices, location is playing an increasingly important part in daily life.
Google has long been at the forefront of the maps world since 2004 when they purchased a Sydney-based company that specialised in mapping applications. Lars and Jens Rasmussen, the owners, had originally built a downloadable application, but they developed it to be accessible from the web and then pitched it to Google. What has since become Google Maps continues to be the best option for the consumer, as Google is constantly innovating and adding updates to improve and develop on the platform that they have built. Developments such as street view, indoor maps, 3D cityscapes and terrains, and many many others have revolutionised our view of the world and our navigation within it.
Additionally, Google has long had a presence in the enterprise Geospatial world, providing related products for companies that have the need to display maps or use mapping services internally or externally. Some examples would be a store-finder for a large retail company, or internal maps applications to allow employees to add customer data to a map for internal use, or even tracking vehicles in real-time as they travel around the country.
During the past few years, Cloud Sherpas has worked closely with a number of Geospatial clients to provide account management services and to help them get the most out of their Google Maps products. As of 2013, Cloud Sherpas will be substantially expanding our presence in this market to bolster our offerings. We believe Geospatial is a hugely important area for our customers and it is critical that we cater to our customer’s current and future needs.
Google recently launched some very exciting new products that fit very closely with a number of our other offerings, such as Google Maps Engine and Google Coordinate. We believe these products and services will be of great value to many of our existing and prospective clients as they develop a stronger presence in “location.”
One example of an available “location” offering is Google Coordinate, a fantastic new job-scheduling and workforce management tool:
Cloud Sherpas will be releasing more information about our offerings and services for Geo over the next month or two, so keep an eye out for further information and updates.
If you would like to get in touch with us to talk about any of the Geospatial products please drop me and the team an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – we look forward to hearing from you!