Most companies today are finding that they have spatial data that they need to incorporate into their intranet and/or Internet applications. This could be geocoding address list, store locations, or end user locations to build store locator applications. They need to display maps and overlay their own data on it. Just look at the explosion of Google, Yahoo and Mappoint mapping services in the industry. These vendors offer expensive services with annual fees and some require per transaction usage fees on top of the annual fees.
A large portion of our clients fall into two general classes: 1) Asset tracking companies around the world that need maps and reverse geocoding, and 2) companies that started out building an application using the Google mapping API and services and now want to migrate off that proprietary platform and unto GIS infrastructure on their own servers. We actively support both of these areas and provide the server tools needed and support integrating map data into our tools to achieve this.
All iMaptools produced products are offered as a site license and include source code and data coverage as appropriate. There are no costly transaction fees and no required recurring costs. We do offer a data update program on a pay as you go basis.
Spatial Data Solutions
iMaptools has greatly expanded its data coverage by partnering with LeadDog Consulting. iMaptools offers coverage for the whole US and territories and has coverage for Canada. Now with this partnership, we have added over 77 additional countries around the world. See our coverage here. This data can be integrated into both our mapping and our reverse geocoding tools to give outstanding coverage for these solutions. Please contact use for more information ...
iMaptools offers an affordable alternative, a complete mapping solution that will run on your servers using the UMN OpenSource Mapserver project. iMaptools' clients serve over 1.5 billion map draws annually. This data set is optimized and configured to take maximum advantage of the Mapserver software. We offer multiple map styles and can make custom mapfiles or modifications if needed. This solution provides Internet web-based mapping for your intranet or Internet applications. See our mapping product for more information Read more ...
Reverse Geocoding Solution for Location Based Service
One of the hottest geospatial applications today is in location based services. For fleet management, cell phone tracking, Emergency 911 services, and simple GPS tracking, iMaptools' clients are using our Reverse Geocoding solution to convert latitude-longitude coordinates into descriptive locations and into street addresses. The reverse geocoding solution is a powerful, flexible and fast tool. It comes with full US Coverage and we offer optional coverage for Canada. It is easy to integrate third party GIS data into the Reverse Geocoder. See our reverse geocoding product for more information. Read more ...
iMaptools offers excellent geocoding solutions with US coverage. And we are working on extending our solution to work in other countries outside of North America. We also offer a worldwide place name geocoder. We just, Januaray 2013, release a new geocoding engine that is SQL based and runs in a PostgreSQL database as a stored procedure. This means we gt very high performance, typically 50-100 ms or better depending on the hardware when batch geocoding large tables in the database. We also provide a simple PHP wrapper to the SQL geocoder that can be used as an Ajax service for web applications. We currently support geocoding against Tiger data or Navteq data and plan to add support for additional data sources as required.
There are various commercial services, commercial and free products available. The iMaptools' geocoding solution is significantly better than the low-end products and a significantly more cost effective solution than the higher end products. We offer a complete turnkey geocoding solution that will run on your servers. The geocoding solutions can be used as a web based application that can easily be integrated into your sites or integrated with you existing applications. See our geocoding products for more information.
Our Navteq solution is very similar to the US address geocoder, but we can not provide a demo because the data requires a license. Please contact us if you need more information on this.
Other products and technology
iMaptools works with a lot of other geospatial technology.
- We have data and software for demographics.
- We have developed a prototype routing engine that is capable of generating driving directions and performing drive time analysis of a road network. Read more ... We are also on the project steering committee (PSC) for pgRouting, an OpenSource routing engine that works in the postgresql database.
- We are on the project steering committee and a developer for PAGC, an OpenSource Geocoding engine.
- We are on the project steering committee for Mapserver, an OpenSource web mapping engine.
- We have extracted our address parser and standardizer into a standalone tools. This is suitable for fast standardization of address strings into fields. Read more ...
- We have a traveling salesman problem solver that can easily be integrated into your application. Read more ...
We have a lot of expertise in the geospatial technologies, databases and we are passionate about all things geospatial.