As many customers already know, MapQuest recently stopped providing their API for variable print maps. TrekkMaps, a provider of personalized maps, was utilizing data that came from MapQuest. Consequentially, TrekkMaps has ceased production.
As a result, many former TrekkMaps customers have moved to locr, and we welcome you to our company. For those of you who are working with us – and for those who are looking for a new map provider – here is some important information on what you can expect from locr.
First, rest assured that locr works with several leading geodata providers, including NAVTEQ/Here and OpenStreetMap. This gives us a combination of sources providing a steady stream of the highest quality geodata.
Once we receive the geodata, we then convert it to longitude/latitude coordinates. This conversion lets us generate a high-quality, 300 DPI JPEG of a map that is accurate and includes all of the detail specified by the user. Maps can be supplied either on a project-by-project basis, or may be directly retrieved from applications using an Internet-based programming interface (API).
locr’s data – and the process we use to create these maps – ensure a level of quality that is unmatched by other map providers. Other providers offer maps that have simply been “cut” from a zoomed-in image of a larger map. In this cutting process, important details such as street names, city names, and actual streets can be cut off. What remains is a map that gives part of the directions, telling only part of the story. locr’s process ensures you are telling the whole story with a complete map.
We look forward to working with you and to providing you with our quality maps and geo-information services. If you’d like to learn more about locr’s services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.