HERE, a Nokia business is empowering Esri with real-time traffic information

NOKIA and Esri a market leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software are colaborating since a while. In the past Esri was using NAVTEQ to provide traffic data for example for the ArcGIS Transportation Analytics software. On July 8th 2013 HERE, a Nokia business announced that it is bringing its real-time traffic information to Esri. HERE, is NOKIA’s brand for their unified location offering.

ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics is a tool for optimal enterprise fleet operations. It is made to create vehicle routes, manage complex schedules, and monitor progress throughout the day.

Esri Fleet managment

Crucial for the performance of ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics software is the quality of real-time traffic information. This is where HERE could contribute substantially in augmenting Esri’s solutions. HERE is delivering real-time traffic information based on the data it gathers from a wealth of sources, including the world’s largest compilation of both commercial and consumer probe data, the world’s largest fixed proprietary sensor network, event-based data collected from government and commercial sources, and billions of historical traffic records.

ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics software is not just providing real-time traffic data but also several layers of other data sets such as weather.

Esri Fleet managment weather integration


Being capable to handle even more data layers Esri and SAP concluded a cooperation. Esri’s ArcGIS spatial data analysis product will be integrated with SAP HANA and BusinessObjects, adding geographic content to apps in the business-intelligence suite and allowing data to be represented in maps and graphics. Employees in the field will also get access to geospatial and business data through SAP’s Mobile Platform.

ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics software is an interesting tool. But, with the integration of HERE it can increase significantly its effectiveness:

ArcGIS for Transportation Analytics technical work shop with Lynn LaMott and Jeff Rogers

Roy Kolstad, Vice President for Mobile, Web and Enterprise in North America at HERE. “Our traffic offering will complement HERE map content, which Esri has been using for a decade. Through this combination of traffic and map content, Esri will be able to provide a richer location-based analytics offering that will help businesses make more informed decisions.” See more at:

“Traffic data is the single most important telematics application,” said Roger C. Lanctot, Associate Director in the Global Automotive Practice for Strategy Analytics. “Whether for fleets or consumers, traffic data is essential to determining the fastest or most efficient route and HERE’s expanding relationships on the enterprise side are significant. Traffic information is core to maximizing uptime and essential for alternative fuel vehicles such as EVs.” – See more at:

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About HERE and Nokia
HERE, a Nokia business, is offering the first location cloud that delivers people the world’s best maps and location experiences across more screens and operating systems unified under the HERE brand. To learn more about HERE, visit

Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit

About Esri
Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS technology, Esri software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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