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GrabMaps to power location-services for AWS in Southeast Asia
Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, has announced GrabMaps has become a data provider for Amazon Location Service, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) location-based service that is designed to help developers easily and securely add maps, points of interest, geocoding, routing, tracking, and geofencing to their applications. AWS customers, leveraging Amazon Location Service, now have access to high-quality regional mapping data that includes over 50 million addresses and points of interests (POIs) from GrabMaps spanning Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Customers can also leverage Grab’s hyperlocal search and routing functionality tailored to the region’s unique attributes, from its small alleyways and subdivisions to hard-to-find places.
Many organizations from a wide range of industries including tech, logistics, telecommunications, and government agencies require location-based services for applications. With this collaboration, developers and teams using Amazon Location Service can enhance or build their own location-enabled applications using GrabMaps. AWS customers can display their desired data on local maps that are up-to-date, and use search boxes that accurately locate end-user addresses and POIs. Customers can also add route planning and optimization capabilities to their apps, drawing on GrabMaps’ up-to-date road network and traffic information. Users can calculate the fastest routes and provide accurate estimated arrival times, factoring in parameters such as modes of transport, real-time traffic conditions, departure timing and more, and with options to avoid tolls, ferry routes or highways.