Nokia supplies Oracle with Maps tech
inked a deal in order to see the Finnish company’s mapping expertise integrated into Oracle’s applications, opening the door to custom geo-location implementations in enterprise services. The agreement, financial terms for that have not been confirmed, will see Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer using Nokia Location Platform tech and individual Oracle users offered the possibility to license the mapping system for his or her own systems.
Fusion Middleware MapViewer is described as a J2EE service for combining together spatial data and custom mapping, and doing so in a means that does not require either high-level understanding of information manipulation or indeed cartography. This new take care of Nokia now means the complete extent of the company’s NAVTEQ map information can now be blended in too.
Nokia Maps has had a far better-profile in recent weeks after Apple’s semi-disastrous launch of its own Maps service in iOS 6. The TomTom-powered app for the iPhone 5 and other Apple kit fell in need of user expectations, and Nokia swung into action promoting its own alternative; despite Nokia Maps being web-based, it still delivers much of the functionality users were acquainted with from Google Maps in previous versions of iOS.
“[Nokia Maps integration in Oracle] will help businesses save time, money and resources while letting them gain a geographic perspective on their business, enabling better decisions” Nokia mapping VP Roy Kolstad said of the inside track. Oracle users shall be capable of access the brand new features from today.