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The World Needs a Better Map. TomTom is Making It: TomTom Maps Platform | TomTom
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The world needs a better map: TomTom is making it with its new mapping platform and ecosystem

Today, at its investor meeting, TomTom made one of the most significant announcements in its 30-year history. The geolocation tech specialist and mapmaking company is launching a new map, mapping platform and ecosystem, which the company is collectively calling the TomTom Maps Platform. TomTom says it will set a new standard for mapmaking, one designed to support a future of innovative location-based tech and will lay the foundation for industry-wide open collaboration.
Nov 02, 2022·11 mins read
Super sources power TomTom's new map. But what are they? | TomTom Newsroom
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Super sources will power the 'smartest map on the planet.' But what are they?

Earlier this month, TomTom lifted the lid on its game-changing approach to build a new mapping and geolocation data ecosystem, the TomTom Maps Platform. Data will be key to its success, and while the company already has more than 30 years’ worth of global location data, it’s not resting on its laurels. The Dutch mapmaker is instead taking data sourcing to new heights with what it calls “super sources.” But what are they?
Nov 09, 2022·15 mins read
A Closer Look at TomTom's Privacy Policy | TomTom
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A closer look at TomTom’s privacy policy

Privacy is complicated, but it shouldn’t be. If a tech company says that it’s not tracking your location, it shouldn’t be tracking your location at all. If you opt out of being tracked, it’s clear what your intention is; it’s not an invitation for the tech company to find ways around your intention. With the help of a few industry experts, I put TomTom’s approach to privacy under the microscope and found it has a refreshingly unique and progressive approach to data privacy.
Jan 28, 2022·8 mins read
Data Privacy in the Era of the Connected Car | TomTom Blog
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Data privacy in the era of the connected car

In a world that is becoming increasingly connected, the way tech companies approach privacy can either earn or lose their customers’ trust. Learn how TomTom approaches privacy in and out of the connected car.
Jan 28, 2020·7 mins read

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TomTom, Amazon Web Services, Meta and Microsoft join forces and launch open map data foundation

Amazon Web Services, Meta, Microsoft and TomTom have come together, as founding members, to form the Overture Maps Foundation, an open-data project that aims to build “reliable, easy-to-use and interoperable open map data.” The Overture Foundation is being established under the Linux Foundation, which first shared the news yesterday, and will define a new standard for mapmaking. With this news, TomTom galvanizes the next phase of its plan to build “the smartest map on the planet.”
Dec 16, 2022·9 mins read
TomTom's CTO on company's new mapping platform | TomTom Newsroom
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TomTom's CTO, Eric Bowman, on the company's new strategy and mapping platform

In November 2022, TomTom announced its new mapping platform and geospatial data ecosystem, the TomTom Maps Platform. It’s one of the most significant announcements in the company’s history and there's a palpable buzz over what’s on the horizon.
Dec 14, 2022·7 mins read
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TomTom and MapIT: The partnership powering Africa's map

Imagine living in Cape Town, South Africa. Dew clings to your car as you make your way through the city center on your morning commute. As your view rotates around the gaze of Mandela’s portrait on the Cape Town civic center, your satnav device directs you past the unfinished section of the highway. As you drive around it, seeing how easy it would be to get the turning wrong, you ask yourself a question you've asked yourself a thousand times before: are they ever going to finish that?
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In the future, the experience of driving an electric vehicle will be as seamless as that of driving a gasoline-powered car today. Until then, user experience (UX) designers have the unique opportunity to make the in-vehicle experience more intuitive for those making the switch. But there are some important things they need to keep in mind as they take on this challenge.
Nov 29, 2022·8 mins read
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Back in early November, TomTom announced its goal to make the “smartest map on the planet,” and lifted the lid on the tech and strategy that it’s building to reach that goal. According to the mapmaker, its new map will empower developers and businesses with more useful geospatial insights than ever before. And it’s coming right as the world demands it. Location information, data and intelligence are being used in more places than most of us ever realize, why? Because they’re incredibly powerful — when processed correctly.
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From maps to movies: Q&A on making the documentary that launched TomTom’s new Maps Platform

TomTom recently announced a big pivot, its next chapter in which the mapmaker is setting itself up to create “the smartest maps on the planet.” Working with partners, customers and communities around the world, TomTom is building a standard base map, designed to foster innovation.   
Nov 15, 2022·10 mins read
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