SOURCE: FortiusOne


February 10, 2009 13:28 ET

FortiusOne Integrates With CloudMade to Bring Custom Map Tiles to Enterprise Customers

Customizable Tiles Add a New Dimension to GeoCommons Imagery Selection

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2009) - FortiusOne, a leading provider of next-generation location intelligence that bridges the powerful analysis of GIS with the open and intuitive GeoWeb, today announced their integration with CloudMade, a provider of cartographic tools built around OpenStreetMap data. CloudMade's HTTP Tile API will be integrated into the GeoCommons platform to enable even greater flexibility when building rich map visualizations.

CloudMade's customizable tiles will allow FortiusOne's customers to design and import custom tiles as basemaps in GeoCommons. See the demo.

"With CloudMade, we are enabling our customers to give greater context to their underlying location data," said Sean Gorman, CEO and founder of FortiusOne. "This integration expands our capabilities by allowing customers to visualize and style their own base tiles, without the barrier of existing provider's terms of service or service level agreements."

While the GeoCommons platform currently supports major tile providers such as Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Road, Aerial, Terrain via the open-source ModestMaps library, there are still limitations and assumptions to the base cartography in popular tiles. By adding CloudMade's customizable tiles, users can better convey the stories they are telling.

"We see huge potential in CloudMade's integration with GeoCommons," said Nick Black, Founder and Head of Products at CloudMade. "We have created very easy to use cartographic tools which integrate seamlessly into the GeoCommons platform; further enabling both technical and non-technical professionals to create insightful, actionable maps to empower decision making."

About FortiusOne

FortiusOne offers web-based applications and services that capitalize on our vast data management capabilities and robust analytical engine. Our user-friendly tools enable both technical and non-technical individuals throughout your organization to quickly derive actionable conclusions from complex data, enabling faster decision-making, greater collaboration, and increased ROI. Users can easily correlate and visualize their proprietary data, existing GIS, BI, LI, and CRM data, and GeoCommons' repository of almost 8,000 data layers to create insightful maps and reports to empower decision making.

About CloudMade

CloudMade helps you make the most of map data. CloudMade sources maps from OpenStreetMap, the community mapping project which is making a free map of the world. Our range of developer focused APIs makes it easy to integrate crowd-sourced data into location-based applications on web and mobile.

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