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The world’s leading and most comprehensive location platform

In this report, Counterpoint evaluates 25 maps and location platform players across more than 60 criteria, based on Counterpoint’s CORE (COmpetitive Ranking and Evaluation) proprietary analysis framework.

Based on their CORE scorecard, HERE scores the most points on all fronts (maps data, location intelligence, location services, developer ecosystem, partnerships, customers) ahead of competitors such as Google, Tomtom, Mapbox, Esri.

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#1 in the Location Platform Index: Mapping and Navigation

Omdia’s Location Platform Index provides an ongoing assessment and ranking of the major vendors in the location intelligence platform and services market, with particular reference to the mapping and navigation space. The index evaluates vendors on two main criteria: the completeness of their platform and their platform’s market reach. It considers the core capabilities of a location platform along with value-added services, the supporting ecosystem, and business models.

HERE is once again in pole position, widening the gap with Google. HERE’s investors and strategic partnerships are a key strength and the latest additions to the shareholder mix underscore this.

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A leader in map making and automotive with an openness and a leading vision

This report updates Strategy Analytics annual benchmark of global location companies, which compares Google, HERE, Mapbox and TomTom across capabilities like map making, meeting automotive industry needs, map and data visualization, and the ability to appeal to developers, among others.

HERE demonstrates strength and leadership across most attributes and is a leader across many of their eight categories, followed closely by Google. Mapbox and TomTom.

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