Microsoft Integrates Azure Location Based Services into the Cloud - 08/01/2018
Microsoft has announced the public preview of Azure Location Based Services, a new cloud offering to power the “Location of Things”. This includes geographical data that can better connect smart cities, infrastructure and IoT solutions, and empower industrial transformation, from manufacturing to retail to automotive and more.
Azure Location Based Services provides an enterprise-ready location service for customers to build mobility, asset tracking and other geospatial applications that provide useful insights through one dashboard and one subscription.
The service allows enterprises to connect their physical assets to the cloud while also giving significant insights into how they can be utilised further when combined with location-based data. Examples of benefits include: a department of transportation using Azure to analyse and improve traffic in congested cities, freight companies providing improved fleet management and logistics, and businesses tracking the location of assets and be notified when their location changes.
Microsoft is building digital infrastructure on its cloud with hundreds of thousands of partners from the automotive, smart city and location industries including TomTom, Cubic Telecom, Fathym and ICONIQ, BrightBox, Cubic Transportation, Delphi and Otonomo.
Esri also intends to join Azure to provide business customers with a complete set of location data management, digital mapping and geographic analytics, provided through Esri’s ArcGIS suite and developer APIs.Last updated: 16/01/2018