Logistics technology company Descartes has acquired GeoMicro, a California-based provider of advanced geographic information systems and commercial turn-by-turn navigation.
GeoMicro offers a GIS platform that enables advanced routing, navigation, field service, and spatial data business intelligence solutions. It supports a full range of advanced GIS services, including high performance map display, geo-location, commercial vehicle route calculation, spatial data querying, and turn-by-turn navigation suitable for commercial and hazardous material route use.
"Geographic location is fundamental to logistics and a key element of many business decisions,” said Edward Ryan, chief commercial officer at Descartes. “By adding GeoMicro’s technology and services to our logistics technology platform, our customers can access the advanced geographical information processing that is critical to efficient logistics operations.”
According to Descartes, by combining GeoMicro’s technology with Descartes’ logistics technology platform, Descartes customers can leverage GIS technologies in new ways on Descartes’ cloud-based global logistics network, such as to verify addresses or track shipments, inventory, conveyance units and resources.
“Logistics-intensive businesses face complicated challenges that require GIS functions to be deeply embedded within the location-based services their preferred technology partners provide,” said Arthur Mesher, Descartes’ chairman & CEO. “Working closely with customers, we recognized the need to extend our cloud-based logistics technology platform’s GIS capabilities to provide solutions that not only meet today’s geographic information needs, but also scale to address future technology opportunities such as crowd-sourced location traffic and road network services.”