The Antares Maps & Navigation SDKs are general, service independent mapping and navigation components that give the freedom of utilizing any standard map and routing service in offline mode, in a private network or via the internet, without the dependence on any proprietary data source.
Today the key challenge is not only to serve base maps for the first responder teams but the effective fusion and use of on-demand spatial information (maps, routes, location) coming from many different sources.
The geo-location applications based on the Antares Maps & Navigation SDKs are able to enhance first responders’ situational awareness with on-demand spatial data and can provide seamless mapping and navigation both in outdoor and indoor areas.
Even without network coverage, base maps can be stored on the smartphone; specific map layers can be provided from public safety headquarter, utility companies (utility networks), building operators (indoor maps) or landowners/managers (e.g. in case of forest fire: forest layer), and up-to-date remote sensing data (e.g. DigitalGlobe, Copernicus) or standard base maps (e.g. TomTom, HERE) can be available from 3rd party services.
The Antares Maps & Navigation SDKs’ functions and their utilization are designed to be the most compatible with the market leader products. These features make it easy for developers to create a geo-location application faster and in a cost-effective way only with a few hundred lines of codes. The SDKs cover the core mapping and navigation functionalities and allow the developers to focus on the customized public safety functionalities.