MAPIT and TomTom (TOM2), the mapmaker and location technology specialist, announced an extension to their multiyear agreement and the geographic expansion of their partnership to cover the entire African continent. MAPIT will continue to operate as TomTom’s preferred African distribution partner.
“The African continent represents the fastest growing region for geospatial intelligence in the world. We’re excited that this will directly support our vision to innovate spatially enriched solutions that solve real problems across the continent”,said Kamal Ramsingh, Executive Chair of MAPIT.
To further support this vision, TomTom has included MAPIT in their Map Editing Partnership (MEP) Programme, making MAPIT the first non-global partner to edit maps on behalf of its clients. The MEP programme uses strategic collaboration to update maps for users as quickly and accurately as possible, a mission in line with MAPIT’s ethos of intelligent mapping solutions. MAPIT’s involvement will advance the efforts and quality of data across Africa.
The South African firm recently launched its SpeedFOX product, which is Africa’s first lntelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) solution. As an autonomous, multi-point speed governor, SpeedFOX is positioned as a globally relevant innovation for improving road safety, reducing carbon emissions and saving lives.
MAPIT will remain at the cutting edge of data enhancements and will have access to TomTom’s broad range of products including its traffic data and maps APIs.