Google Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data

 July 27, 2011 Information Week – Doug Henschen

“It’s still a mashup approach, but the private APIs will support tighter, industrial-strength integration with functionality not available from the public APIs,” Jonathan Becher, SAP’s executive vice president of marketing, said in an interview.Using the private APIs, SAP customers will be able to upload and apply their own mapping information in areas where Google might not have geospatial information. This would enable a campus, industrial complex, or theme park to add more detailed information to Google’s street-level view of their facilities. The private APIs also will deliver better performance and version-control capabilities not available through the public APIs, Becher said.


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