- AND has launched the AND LBS Platform to provide worldwide location-based services including geocoding, local search, customised maps and routing.

Chief executive Hugo van der Linde said: "AND is very happy to offer our own AND LBS Platform. This technology has powered the most important LBS companies as known today.

"We will now start offering our customised solutions through this technology to add location intelligence to our customers."

The AND LBS Platform is based on LBS technology that has powered many of the largest LBS services globally, from Google Maps (2005-08) to over 20 mobile operators today as well as Samsung, Inrix, Ford, General Motors OnStar, and MotionX GPS Drive.

AND provides all the core geospatial technology necessary to power scalable, global LBS services including geocoding, single-line local search, routing and customized maps, with developer APIs for all mobile platforms.

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