24 Developer Resources from October to Help you Build a Better Map
Ruanna Owens·Oct 30, 2021

24 Developer Resources from October to Help you Build a Better Map

Ruanna OwensRuanna Owens
Ruanna Owens
Ruanna is a Digital Marketer for TomTom, specializing in Developer Relations and B2B. With a background in writing and content creation, she enjoys being creative and using content as a vessel to facilitate human connection, tell stories, and create change. Passionate about education and tech for good, she is also committed to increasing equity and diversity in the tech space and building meaningful relationships in the developer community.
Oct 30, 2021 · 6 min read

Fall is well underway, and we were busy this month with plenty of tutorials and events. Catch up on what you may have missed this month from TomTom Developers!

Fall is well underway, and this was a busy month for everyone at TomTom Developers. From a new Routing API product update to a variety of tutorials on multi-language mapping, geofencing, and a Halloween map, we had a lot of fun this month. Keep reading to catch up on what you may have missed.

TomTom Developer Blogs

Product updates, geofences, multi-language maps, and even spooky maps: we were busy this month. Take a peek below to see what blog you might have missed this month.

What’s new with Matrix Routing V2 in Public Preview

We just released V2 of our Matrix Routing API! Now in public preview, you can use this latest update to get larger matrices quicker than before. Read this blog post to learn how to build with this update and to get up to date with the product documentation.

Mapping America’s Haunted Places with Custom Elements

We mapped some of the most haunted places on the west coast using our Map Styler, and added some custom fonts and markers to create a very minimal, but very spooky, map. Check it out and learn how to create your own Halloween-themed map!

Using the TomTom Maps Web SDK in a NativeScript Web View App

NativeScript WebView helps your cross-platform mobile app’s maps look great across all web platforms. Learn how to embed an interactive TomTom map in your application while ensuring a consistent look across iOS and Android devices — without coding twice.


Creating Multi-Language Maps with the TomTom Web SDK

Your mapping app users don't always speak the local language. Help them get the information they need, in the language they want, using TomTom Web SDK and some JavaScript. Choose from dozens of languages to please your international app customers with a customized user experience. Learn how!

Creating Geofences with GeoJSON to Define Virtual Borders

When it comes to keeping track of people’s locations to provide accurate and efficient service, nothing beats geofences. Learn how to draw a geofence on a React app map then check if a user is within its border.

TomTom Takes Home Two Awards at API World 2021

For the third year in a row the API World Awards recognized two of our Maps API products as best-in-class – and we are beyond thrilled. We received recognition in IoT for our Maps Display API and in Automotive for our Routing API – learn more about the teams behind the products and what the awards mean.

YouTube Videos

Advanced Geofencing with the TomTom Maps APIs

Using geofencing in map applications is very effective in modern apps. Geofencing technology uses location services provided by the capabilities of GPS or RFID, or even Wi-Fi and cellular data. It’s an essential technique used widely in business activities based on customer location, such as targeted marketing. In this video, learn about some advanced uses for geofences!

Localizing your TomTom Maps

Did you know you can display TomTom maps with over 30+ languages and search for addresses and points of interest, just by setting the "language" property in our SDK or API? Learn how in our latest YouTube tutorial.

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ESRI France

On October 11, Priscilla Zachée discussed working at TomTom as a location data provider.

ITS World Congress

On October 14, Jeron Brouwer spoke about smart traffic management & removing roadblocks at the ITS World Congress in Hamburg.

ESRI Spain

On October 20, Jonathan Americo spoke on TomTom Traffic Analytics data as an input for mobility solutions.

CARTO Spatial Data Science

Lastly, on October 25, Jonathan Americo once again discussed traffic analytics data as an input for mobility solutions at CARTO Spatial Data Science Conference. This conference brings together businesses and organizations who are asking important location-based questions to adapt to the new era we are living in. Missed the event? No problem – you can watch the recording here or down below!

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If you have any questions or roadblocks while building with our Maps APIs, you can always stop by our Developer Forum or our subreddit r/TomTom to get help from us and the community. Here are some popular posts from this month:

External Resources

These were some of our favorite external articles and videos this month:

Stay Connected

Do you have a blog or project you’d like to share with the TomTom Developers community to be featured in an upcoming monthly roundup? Reach out to us at developeradvocacy@groups.tomtom and let us know!      We hope there’s something in here to get you inspired for your next project! Make sure to follow us on  Twitter and  YouTube  to see what’s coming up in November.

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