TomTom Developers: February 2021 Content Roundup
Happy 2021, TomTom Developers! We hope you’ve had a great start to the new year. For a recap of blogs and YouTube videos that you may have missed in February, and a preview of a few events that we’ll be participating in in March, keep reading.
TomTom Developer Blogs
We spent January doing some early spring cleaning – going back and updating some of our older blogs to make sure they are up to date for our readers. In February, we resumed our regular publishing cadence across a variety of topics. Whether you’re new to TomTom’s Maps APIs and want to learn how to get started, eager to create a new side project using TomTom with Vue 3 or ArcGIS, or just want to learn a little about the people behind the products, we hope there’s something interesting and useful here for everyone.
In this article, we demonstrate how to integrate TomTom Maps into a Vue 3 application, opening up a host of mapping options to take your app to the next level.
Digital maps are not one-size-fits-all. In order to create an effective map, it’s important to consider how your user will interact with your map and make design choices that best facilitate their experience. Learn how to create a map step-by-step in this tutorial.
Introducing the TomTom Mapmakers series, where we interview our product owners, designers, and developers once a month. In the first article of the series, we took the time to speak with Katarzyna Kaczmarek, Product Manager for the TomTom Maps SDK for Web, Android, and iOS.
We dive into the TomTom Traffic API and look at what data TomTom collects to operate the API services, how TomTom collects and protects the data, and how that data is used to provide accurate traffic information needed for Traffic API responses, as well as for other TomTom services such as the Routing API.
In this article, we'll cover a simple approach to rendering publicly-available ArcGIS GeoJSON data on a browser-based TomTom map.
TomTom Developers YouTube Videos
Developer Advocate Jose Jose Rojas has been busy at work adding both bite-size and long-form video tutorials on all things TomTom Maps APIs. Check out some of the most recent tutorials from the start of the new year here:
The Geofences Creator is a tool to create geometrical shapes or fences related to your tracking application or project using the TomTom Geofencing API and now lives inside the Developer Portal. Learn all about it in this video.
Learn about the updates to the latest version of our SDK for Web v6, including: a POI layer for a richer map display, single style file for defining the look & feel of the display in a convenient way, POI Photos and Details for providing more information about places, and much more.
In this video we go over the TomTom Maps APIs needed to build a simple service delivery application. Learn how to accept an order, add the optimal route, and notify the customer and the delivery center when the driver is close to its destination.
In this Q&A with Jonathan Americo, Product Marketing Manager for the TomTom Traffic APIs, learn more about the process of acquiring data to create our historical and real-time traffic information.
The SearchBox plugin is an alternative for your POI and addresses search engine that you can add quickly in your application – one that doesn't track you or sell your private information.
Upcoming Events in March
On March 10 at 4:00pm CET/5:00pm GMT, learn all about Using Transportation Data in your ArcGIS Mapping & Analysis with Jeroen Brouwer. Click here to register for the event.
On March 17 and 18, you can catch MOVE America Virtual – an online event focused on solving the mobility challenge and shaping the future of transportation in America. We will be speaking at two different sessions:
On March 17 from 11:20PM-12:20PM PST TomTom will be hosting a roundtable discussion on ETA & On-demand - How Can we Make it Work? with Anna Borbotko, Dosanna Wu, Sander Pluimers, & Priya Agit.
On March 17 at 2:50PM PST, Product Marketing Manager Dosanna Wu will be speaking on How ETAs Work, and the Tools You Can Use to Master it.
Transport India Expo 2021 is India's largest trade expo and exhibition, showcasing smart technology and solutions in electric mobility. Check out the Keynote: Ridesharing with EVs with Vinod Kumar on March 25 at 12:15PM IST/8:45AM CEST, or the talk Adoption of New Technologies for Safer Roads also on March 25 at 3:30PM IST/12:00PM CEST with Parag Bedarkar. You can register for the event here.