ALK enhances Maps platform

Aug. 20, 2014

ALK Technologies has released version 1.2 of its ALK Maps interactive visualization platform. The new version focuses on product advancements for improved interactive visualization and additional customization options, the company said.

“We are excited about the enhancements and new capabilities that will enable our customers to improve visualization of business operations while bolstering their bottom line,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at ALK Technologies.  “Whether it’s a corporation building real-time fleet monitoring systems, optimizing dispatch operations with route planning, managing load assignments, or building compliance reports, ALK Maps provides the ideal industry-specific transportation platform.”

This latest version also introduces a new mechanism for developers to display markers on the map using a Vector Markers layer that provides standard icons, style parameters and easier mouse event handling.  A new custom places interface enables clients to store point data with attribution in the cloud and provides for easy visualization and query within the Maps platform. A complete list of new capabilities and enhancements can be found on the developer portal at http://maps.alk.com/Developer/.

Other enhancements include:

  • Satellite imagery from MapBox with an overlay of the Street network providing much higher resolution and faster performance
  • Spherical Mercator as the default mapping projection bringing it in line with industry standards for Web mapping applications
  • New zoom level to view street-level details with or without satellite imagery
  • Clustering of point features based on user rules and attributes
  • Ability to create Geodesic polygons
  • Option to customize color and opacity of route lines on the map for better visualizations

For a demonstration, go to www.alkmaps.com.

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