What does Mapify do? All questions answered

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February 1, 2023

Ana Guerra

What does Mapify do? All questions answered

In this article, we are going back to basics. Here you'll find answers to the most common questions related to Mapify. Even if you've read quite a lot about us, chances are you will learn something new.

What is Mapify?

Mapify is an end-to-end platform to manage and process real-time geospatial data and generate real-time insights.

With Mapify, you can quickly build your solutions and leverage them on Smart Cities, IoT, and Industry 4.0. We fill the gap between Google Maps and complex Geographic Information Systems with a simple, no-code SaaS platform.

Check our documentation for a more in-depth look at all concepts that make up Mapify.

What is Mapify trying to solve?

Location intelligence, the ability to apply knowledge and discover insights from geospatial data to improve business performance, will keep being a crucial area for businesses in the future thanks to the penetration of smart devices and investments in IoT.

According to Grand View Research, "the global location intelligence market was estimated at USD 16.09 billion in 2022 and is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.6% from 2023 to 2030".

However, it's still a new concept for many and it is often associated with traditional GIS, suited for experts and big-budget enterprises.

At Mapify we want to make real-time location intelligence accessible to everyone. In order to do that, we made Mapify a no-code software, accessible through your web browser, which you can use just by drag-and-drop.

How does Mapify work?

As mentioned, "Mapify is an end-to-end platform to manage and process real-time geospatial data and generate real-time insights."

To put it simply, this is how Mapify does just that:

  • Ingest data 👉 Process data 👉 Visualize data 👉 Take action

First, you need to give Mapify data for it to make its magic. This can be a Dataset (Shapefile, GeoJSON, or CSV) or a Data Feed (from HTTP or MQTT).

How to upload a Dataset in Mapify
How to upload a Dataset in Mapify

Then, you have to add that data to Layers and style them. Only then the layers can be displayed on a map. Later on, you'll be able to toggle layers on and off to your heart's desire.

How to create a Layer in Mapify
How to create a Layer in Mapify

Join these layers up in a Map and that's all you need to visualize real-time data and draw your business insights.

How to create a Map in Mapify
How to create a Map in Mapify

If you want to, you can share it with colleagues or publicly through a Mapify Web App.

How to create a shareable Web App in Mapify
How to create a shareable Web App in Mapify

🛎️ The good news is you can try this yourself without committing to Mapify, thanks to Mapify's trial.

You can also automate workflow processes with Mapify, such as updating a database, sending an email, calculating an index and displaying it, or sending data to another solution.

How can Mapify save me time and money?

Mapify can accelerate your solutions by allowing you to build your proof of concept for customers or demonstrate an MVP to your potential investors with just a few clicks. No need to waste months coding something. This way you can focus on what makes your solution truly unique.

Additionally, Mapify also helps you make more informed decisions, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. For example, if you are a retail business, Mapify can help you find the best spot for your store, or optimize the delivery process, hence increasing customer satisfaction and sales in the long run.

Can you show me a few examples of what it can do?

Our amazing team is constantly creating new demos to showcase the power of Mapify. Here are 4 articles going in-depth into some of our most popular solutions.

Can I customize a Mapify solution?

Our software is designed to be flexible and customizable, allowing businesses to tailor it to their specific needs using our APIs and SDKs.

Mapify was written in Node.JS. The Mapify Core SDK and Mapify for Google Maps unlock amazing features which will allow you to leverage the power of location intelligence, spatial based workflows and amazingly fast maps in your project.

Find out more about what we offer to developers at mapify.ai/developers.

What industries is Mapify suitable for?

Our focus is empowering companies with no-code location intelligence. Therefore, any company managing business data with a location component, will for sure be a good match for Mapify.

The main industries we're focusing on at the moment are Retail, Logistics and Transportation, Cities, Environment and Sustainability, and Utilities.

What is the pricing for Mapify?

Mapify works as a monthly subscription. We do have some discounts for the sake of fuelling really cool ideas:

  • Starter Plan - Free Forever - For any NGO, pre-revenue startup.
  • Professional Plan - 20% Off during the first 6 months - For any startup with less than one year in sales.

For more information about pricing, get in touch with us.

How does Mapify customer support work?

Mapify is not your average startup! We might not have a huge customer support team, but once you're interested in making fantastic things with Mapify, you can bet you will have our devoted attention.

The truth is we're excited about your apps because we are eager to make ideas come true. What you create can be a case study for another company in the future.

Who is the team behind Mapify?

Mapify is a product by Focus BC. We're part of a Google Premier Partner company with a portfolio of multiple products within the location intelligence area. Thus, Mapify also integrates Google Cloud and Google Maps Maps into our product. More info about how we use Google's technology is in the following articles:

Focus BC was founded in 2012 by executives with extensive management experience and market presence in the performance management and geospatial analysis fields.

Most recently, Focus BC won Google Cloud Solution Partner of the Year 2022, in big part thanks to Mapify.

Any questions we didn't cover? Set up a meeting with our sales team, no problem.

Sign up for our trial today and experience what location intelligence can do for your business.