For instance, the latest radio traffic news, or “Green Wave”, draws on the extensive database of Global Assistance. How to efficiently process this information in real time and make it clear to motorists and drivers? Discover how Mapotic handled the visualization of the current traffic situation throughout the Czech Republic.
Global Assistance offers comprehensive assistance services to motorists throughout Europe. They cooperate with a number of insurance companies and their services include mapping the traffic situation in the Czech Republic.
The company works with a vast database of daily updated traffic information obtained from various sources of information, including aerial monitoring. To retain efficiency, Global Assistance had to publish this information automatically on a company map, in order to meet the needs of partners and motorists.
Global assistance approached us with a project that required visualization of thousands of daily updated records that had to be presented on a map. The main goal of this project was to make information easily accessible to drivers and motorists.
Mapotic’s task was to use existing data sources and unify them into a comprehensive, constantly updated output for presentation on the company website. In order to create a system that processes this information in real time, displays it on the map and automates the whole process.
Another interesting requirement was to implement a map with fuel prices from more than 2,000 petrol stations throughout the Czech Republic that are regularly updated.
The solution was to automate the process of publishing data to an online map on the Global Assistance website, which uses existing data and is a useful tool for every driver and motorist.
Key aspects of the Global Assistance map project:
For example, Global Assistance receives data from TSK Praha in the form of XML / JSON. Input datasets contain various types of GPS notation from eRDIS or UTM33N (WGS84 coordinate system). It is necessary to convert the data, remove any duplicates and prepare for publication in Google maps, which is the project’s partner.
We have implemented a map with regularly updated fuel prices from more than 2,000 petrol stations throughout the Czech Republic. The data is automatically broken down by fuel type. Gas stations with one type of fuel have their own icon, this allows for easier filtering on the map.
By using the Mapotic platform, Global Assistance has enriched its website with constantly updated information. It provides better service to motorists throughout the Czech Republic.
In addition to better visibility and PR, the map also forms another source of visits and new customers for the company’s partners.