LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technology leader WhereIsMyTransport has achieved its goal of mapping 50 cities in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Europe and Asia, becoming the first company in the world to offer mobility and location data from high quality in all these markets. The company began mapping public transport in South Africa in 2016 before expanding globally to become the central data source for high-growth emerging markets.
WhereIsMyTransport has improved visibility of mobility networks and emerging economies with its transit data, points of interest data and real-time alerts. Accelerated by client successes with Google Maps, World Bank, GIZ and TUMI, as well as strategic investments from Google, Samsung Ventures, Toyota Tsusho and others, its 130-person global team has produced more than 1, 1 million km of public transport network data and millions of other data points.
Over the past five years, the company has adapted its data management platform to emerging markets, expanded its offering, and expanded its data production operations – its top 25 cities totaled a population of approximately 50 million. , its 25 seconds more than 150 million. The 50th city highlight is Bandung, Indonesia, joining Mexico City, Bangkok, Dhaka, Dar es Salaam and dozens more in the company’s global data coverage.
WhereIsMyTransport’s regionalized operating model is built on world-class innovation, enabling scalable data production. Their team of data and technology experts work with local GIS professionals, deploying a state-of-the-art, custom data management platform to simultaneously map and continuously update data in many of the world’s most dynamic cities. .
“This step further solidifies our position as the world’s leading provider of high-quality data for emerging markets. says Devin de Vries, CEO and co-founder of WhereIsMyTransport. “For our partners, our global coverage is integral to their entry into high-growth emerging markets, helping them scale with the undisputed best data provider.”
The announcement follows the April launch of groundbreaking new updates to its consumer product Rumbo, which already has more than 500,000 users in Mexico City, Lima and Bangkok.
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WhereIsMyTransport is a leading technology company and central source of mobility and location data for emerging markets. Working on the ground in Africa, Latin America, South East Europe and Asia, WhereIsMyTransport produces and maintains an unparalleled offering of transit data, points of interest (POI) data and real-time alerts . The company’s data assets enhance the public transportation experience for its consumer product users and help customers develop new business in high-growth markets. WhereIsMyTransport started in South Africa, is headquartered in London and has a team spread across the globe.