TomTom pairs with TrafficLand to provide live roadside footage to devs

TomTom is looking to beef up its location based services portal by joining forces with TrafficLand to bring real time traffic video to its developers. TomTom's LBS will now incorporate TrafficLand's network of over 13,000 roadside webcams, enabling developers to integrate live footage into their location-enabled apps via the Traffic Camera API. TrafficLand's real-time video will join the other cloud-based location services TomTom provides to devs, like map content, routing and geocoding. For right now, TrafficLand covers only the US, UK and Canada, and it's not clear if the company plans to expand beyond those three countries anytime soon. For more information, you can take a gander at TomTom's full press release, embedded after the break.

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May 21, 2013 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

TomTom launches live roadside video for app developers

Real-time traffic camera content now available via TomTom's Location Based Services

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom has announced today that live video footage from TrafficLand's network of over 13,000 roadside traffic cameras has been added to its Location Based Services (LBS). Using the content and tools already in TomTom's LBS, application developers can create rich, powerful location-enabled apps for commercial and consumer markets.

The addition of the TrafficLand Traffic Camera API means that developers can add live video footage of actual traffic situations in the US, UK and Canada to their apps, giving their users an even more relevant experience.

"TrafficLand is honored to be one of the first 3rd party content layers offered by TomTom," said Lawrence Nelson, CEO of TrafficLand. "This partnership brings value to both of our companies, giving TomTom developers easy access to a highly reliable video resource and by expanding delivery of TrafficLand video content into the market."

TomTom's advanced cloud-based Location Based Services Platform allows developers easy access to its world-leading map content and software services. The platform equips developers with everything they need to create location-enabled applications for consumer, enterprise and governmental markets. As part of its pioneering presence in the growing Location Based Services market, TomTom also offers a Global Geocoder web service for batch and online geocoding in 52 countries.

"TomTom enables web-based access to high-quality location content worldwide and TrafficLand is an exciting addition to our portfolio." said Dan Adams, vice president of Geospatial Solutions and LBS. "TomTom enables customers to implement any type of location content for tailored, quick and simple solutions. The addition of TrafficLand's live video feed creates a brand new dimension for developers looking to offer consumers an enhanced mapping or navigation-based service."