However, not all data is created equal. It is location data that ranks highest in a research conducted by the Dresner Advisory Services. Their 2018 Location Intelligence Market study revealed that 70% of the telecommunication companies surveyed and 66% of enterprises ranked location intelligence as either critical or very important for their business success.
With this in mind, what is it that makes location intelligence so valuable to businesses?
Leveraging the power of traffic and location data
With a rapidly growing IoT sector and ever-growing visualization of things, the importance of location intelligence has been steadily increasing in past years.
Its uses are varied and versatile, from searching and visualizing addresses and geocoding to combining it with other data sources in business intelligence to create more powerful insights.
The Geographical Information Systems (GIS) sector has caught onto this and is making excellent use of available information. Companies like ESRI, Pitney Bowes and Carto are leading the way in putting location intelligence at the core of their business.
Driven by cloud technology, the GIS industry is growing at a staggering rate of more than 10% each year. This is increasing both the amount of spatial data available and the use of remote sensing methods such as lidar technology, a remote sensing method that uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure ranges (variable distances).
When location is critical to your business success, how do you make sure to find that sweet spot?
Find the perfect spot
TomTom Traffic Density gives businesses the most realistic view of traffic hot spots. Its traffic data based on 600 million connected sources can be used to support business intelligence and geo-marketing activities for a range of industries, including insurance, real estate and advertising.
Planning your next store location? Traffic Density lets you find the perfect spot.
It does so by providing unique insight on typical TomTom Traffic counts for the complete road network, per direction for every hour and day of the week. The product enables the comparison of road elements within an area of interest and helps identify traffic-dense locations and hot spots.