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At HERE we empower developers to build great things using our data and services. Earlier this week, we announced on our Developer Blog the availability of our core Location Platform Services via one of the brightest developer ecosystems, Microsoft Azure. By opening up our core location platform services including the largest POI database on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace as serverless functions, we want the Azure developers to explore new capabilities and fully tap into the power of location technology.
HERE Maps & Location Services allows developers to fast-track the development of location-centric applications, by leveraging HERE’s global map data and curated location content in combination with the readily available location services including rendering, search, routing, transit and positioning.
The set of location-based APIs and services is available on Azure, available across more than 193 countries, and includes:
With HERE Maps & Location Services, Azure developers have access to a deeper set of location-based data and algorithms as well as the flexibility to incorporate data that is unique to their organizations. This gives developers a unique opportunity to build highly contextual and engaging experiences in the areas of IoT device management, field workforce management, transportation and mobility, emergency services, infrastructure management, urban planning, fleet management, (real-time) tracking of assets, location search, and many more.
Jeff Sandquist, General Manager, Cloud + AI Developer Relations at Microsoft said, “We look forward to seeing how our developer community leverages the power of location intelligence to enrich their enterprise and IoT apps with these robust HERE Location Service APIs.”
These serverless functions are available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace and functions library in three Azure Resource Manager (ARM) solution templates:
If you or your organization build on Azure, you can get started for free with 250,000 location transactions with complete details in the links above. We can't wait to see what you build!