5 Reasons To License Map APIs or Map Data Through a Reseller

May 24, 2022

Map APIs and Data

App developers and Geographic Information System (GIS) specialists across a range of industries are tasked with keeping up with a world that’s always moving. They need easy access to map Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and map data to ensure the fleet management, geocoding and geomarketing solutions that they’re creating, and often relying on, are always current.

It’s a considerable undertaking, but also one made easier by working with resellers — rather than directly with the map creators — that offer value-adds in the following key areas.

1. Security

Whether we’re talking about map APIs or map data, the information you access must remain secure. If you license through a reseller like ADCi, however, we can facilitate the process, discuss your options, and help you better understand security and reduce vulnerability.

Picture a driver on a delivery route with an important package relying on their navigation system while on the road, and someone with ill intentions barges in and infects that system with ransomware. That’s going to throw everything off and have a domino effect that could negatively impact your finances and your service reputation with any delays that occur. Security is paramount.

2. Responsiveness

Having the information and map files you need — when you need them — is non-negotiable. Resellers are highly aware of this need. Their well-trained staff can offer seamless service during every transaction, from phone calls through providing accurate map data and access to map APIs.

3. Storage Requirements

Do you have the hardware space to hold all this data onsite? Do you know how much space you would need to house that data? If you don’t need to house data on your own servers, which could save you a great deal of space for other components of your business, we’ll be able to help make sure you still have what you need for smooth operations.

4. Data Accuracy & Reliability

Reputable resellers understand that time is of the essence in providing map files — but you can’t overlook accuracy when integrating data. In many cases, customers are given the option to download sample data to verify that the solution fits their requirements. Fleet managers, for example, may need a clear understanding of how tracking, routing, and route optimization mapping features benefit their operation. Having access to sample data helps them visualize its integration with their system and builds confidence in the reliability of the reseller.

Using EMS as an example again, data accuracy is critical and could mean the difference between life and death. We’ll be there to help ensure everything you receive is accurate and reliable.

5. Data Customization

Map data is rarely “one-size-fits-all.” In most instances, resellers can offer customization to fit specific situations and remove many restraints from problem solving. In turn, that leads to creative, custom solutions to challenges ranging from simple functionalities to complex calculations. 

What exactly do you require with this data? How will you use it? Deliveries? A large fleet? Using location-based asset tracking? What do you need to visualize data? Whatever the case may be, we’ll guide you through the best customization for map services based on your circumstances.

6. Licensing Proficiency

Resellers can help secure licensing for GIS, Intranet, Mobile Asset Management, and Internet applications, to name just a few. Not only does this free up your time to focus on core mapping competencies, but it also provides licensing versatility. Resellers can license data for internal applications, or for use by customers within larger frameworks, like fleet management.

7. Technical Support

Being able to find and license the appropriate map APIs and map data is only part of the equation. Where do you turn when you have technical questions or glitches with API keys or other components? Or to help with possible data migration or ensuring you have the right data model? Resellers are committed to partnering with you to provide excellent technical support, usually free of charge.

Let’s Talk Licensing GIS Data and Map APIs

Working with a reseller like ADCi gives you direct access to a team of experts who are dedicated to addressing your needs quickly and efficiently, so you and your team never waste time waiting for a resolution.

With 30+ years of being the premier provider of accurate, reliable, and customized digital map data services, ADCi is committed to building customer-centric relationships based on these value-added benefits. Contact ADCi today and let’s discuss how we can help you.


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