Digital mapping and technology company, MapIT, South Africa’s leading enabler of geo-spatial solutions, has concluded a key agreement to supply JSE listed vehicle location and fleet management specialist DigiCore Holdings Group with map data to support DigiCore’s expanding operations in the global market.
DigiCore opted for MapIT map data after concluding an in-depth study of the global mapping industry, undertaken to set a five-year international mapping strategy for the company’s operations in Europe, the United Kingdom, South America, Africa and the Middle East.
The study confirmed MapIT as a leading player in the supply of map data and mapping technology.
“Being a global leader in fleet management, driver behaviour and vehicle and personal tracking, we needed a supplier that could deliver global solutions and support while being flexible and cost effective,” says Deon du Rand, DigiCore director of technology.
A deciding factor, says du Rand, was the flexibility and coverage of MapIT’s datasets. “Alongside their global end-to-end pricing structures, this made MapIT the preferred supplier, and the best positioned to support DigiCore’s aspirations for its C-track brand.”
Etienne Louw, MD of MapIT, says that the agreement confirmed the market’s confidence in MapIT’s ability to deliver turnkey mapping solutions for web and mobile applications.
“Tracking vehicles and locating people in the mobile age is a critical and exact science. It depends absolutely on good technology, enriched map content and a world-class web mapping API that users can integrate into existing desktop and web applications.”
DigiCore specialises in the design, manufacture and support of a wide range of vehicle location, fleet management, satellite navigation, workflow, mobile job planning and security tools for commercial vehicle fleet operations.
The company also markets a "one touch" personal tracking device that transmits instant, geo-located distress signals to an emergency SOS control centre. Acting on geo-coordinates, the centre is able to dispatch emergency assistance to a precise location on a map.