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Automotive Autonomous World Developers Open Location Platform Editor's Picks What HERE Does

Gartner surveys the landscape of Outdoor Mapping and Location Services

Research firm Gartner recognizes HERE in their latest market report.

Gartner Inc. is an independent research and advisory firm which has been providing  insights and strategic advice to companies large and small for nearly 40 years. Their work has touched more than 15,000 client organizations in 100 countries. Thus, when they take the time to examine the setup, capabilities, and offerings provided by all the players in the location platform industry, we take notice.

The 2018 Competitive Landscape: Outdoor Mapping and Location Services report from Gartner contains a list of vendors in the location services market. To help focus the study, Gartner categorized each company’s capabilities in the following groups:

  • Base Map data creation and provisioning
  • Data visualization
  • Map App Creation
  • Map/location services
  • Interoperability

HERE provides services within all these strategic groups.


HERE is one of the leading providers of map data and services to the auto industry. Our growing list of automotive partners include BMW, Daimler, Audi, and Jaguar Land Rover.

We believe our accomplishments are in bringing competitors within the same markets together to create solutions that both benefit and protect all involved. Industry leaders like those above, as well as newer partners like Intel and Bosch, are investing in our understanding that an autonomous future can’t be brought to life by a single company. 

That idea, the collaborative use of data, is behind the HERE Open Location Platform core offering. At a high level, the HERE Open Location Platform consumes, analyzes and redistributes maps, location intelligence and data at a global level. That intelligence resource allows us to reach well beyond the auto industry and establish partnerships with other market leaders such as SAP, Oracle, and Amazon to name a few.

The data and tools we generate aren’t solely for enterprise companies with deep pockets. HERE data is available to all levels of developers.

By offering APIs and SDKs that utilize our full data services to a massive developer community, we enable developers and organizations far and wide to create applications that can do anything from managing fleets and organizing delivery services, to providing high precision maps and data to consumer applications.

Through all of our efforts – building and maintaining our own maps, providing location data visualization tools, creating map application tools for developers, and delivering map location services direct to our partners – we’ve stayed resilient in the market.

To find all the details about the Competitive Landscape: Outdoor Mapping and Location Services Report for 2018, read more here.

Gartner, Competitive Landscape: Outdoor Mapping and Location Services, 30 November 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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