Why geospatial for web and mobile apps?
Location-aware programs are becoming cornerstones of effective customer relationship building, from augmented reality-based games, to promptly delivering pizzas, to assessing flood zone risks for insurance companies, to reducing urban traffic jams. By integrating location coordinates with other user data, it’s possible to generate customer insights that increase the value of your brand interaction.
In location-based applications, geospatial data – including points, polygons and linestrings – captures the location, size and shape of a real-world objects. Geospatial indexes speed up searches based on location, enabling applications to take full advantage of the spatial relationships in data. Web and mobile developers can enhance their applications with geospatial operations, enabling advanced location based features, mapping functionality and situational awareness.
IBM Cloudant Geospatial – Powering Location-Based Apps
IBM Cloudant Geospatial combines the advanced geospatial queries of geographic information systems (GIS) with the flexibility and scalability of the Cloudant NoSQL Database-as-a-Service, offering easy GeoJSON storage with complex indexing algorithms optimized for spatial data.
Cloudant Geospatial is developer-friendly, empowering application builders to interactively construct complex geospatial queries using visualizations powered by Mapbox. Cloudant also offers offline geospatial data access through its bidirectional replication and sync, and integrates with existing GIS applications so they can scale for data size, concurrent users and multiple locations.
Check out the API documentation