MapNTL.com –Nigeria’s Interactive Map wins RIMA Foundation’s 2008 Award for the most Innovative Location-Based Solution in Nigeria -August 2008
STL is Nigeria’s leader in mapping and location base technologies. The company together with 3DT and Global Technologies Ltd (UK Based) recently implemented a multi-million naira advanced address geocoding solution for a prominent bank in Lagos using MapInfo technology. The project involved geocoding the residential address of over 1,000,000 customers. With this solution, the bank can see the geographic spread of its customers and use this in making informed business decisions in the location of its new branches and ATMs across Nigeria. The project marked the first successful attempt by any company to geocode addresses in the history of mapping in Nigeria considering the complex and primitive address system in Nigeria. The solution used an advanced AI (Address Infrastructure) -first of its kind in Nigeria to achieve this feat despite the
Oyedokun Oyewole, President of RIMA Foundation, said that the award “remains the number one Information/Content Management Award in Nigeria. RIMA Foundation, develops, maintains and promotes an active community of vendors, service providers and users and has been delivering successful events in this industry and continuously strives to move the market forward in Nigeria” Past recipients of RIMA Foundation awards were Shell, Guarantee Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, Chevron, RICOH, HP, McAfee, MTN, OpenText, etc
STL won this award in a category that had Proxy Logics Nigeria and Geo Energy Ventures listed as contenders. These are big players in the fast emerging Nigerian mapping and GI (Geographic Information) industry.
MapNTL.com provides both business directory and driving direction. MapNTL.com however is more than an ordinary Yellow page or business directory. Most Business Directories in Nigeria provide just basic contact details about the companies listed in their database. It is up to the individual to act on the limited information provided. MapNTL.com seeks to take this further by removing the complexities associated with getting direction to each of the over 25,000 businesses listed in its database.MapNTL.com provides accurate turn by turn driving direction from any point A to point B in Lagos from the comfort of their homes or offices where internet connection is available. Routes are calculated based on either “shortest” or “Quickest” options.Directions can be displayed as a highlighted path on a map and as a table of clear instructions with timings and distances.
Please see Notes to Editors* for examples of the STL's commitment to innovation, which the award celebrates.
*Notes to editors
STL is Nigeria’s foremost mapping and GIS consulting company with offices in Lagos and UK. We specialize in developing geospatial databases and solutions about Nigeria for the Nigerian market. STL has extensive experience in collecting and processing data from geographic information sources as digitized maps, satellite imageries and aerial data. Some of its clients include iPNX, G4S Tracking, Galaxy Wireless Communication Ltd, Powerlink Ltd, TouchPoint Ltd, ARCUS GIBB of South Africa, ITSM of Israel, etc.
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Spatial Technologies Ltd
MapNTL.com is Nigeria’s foremost online interactive map portal providing online business directory, interactive maps, point-to-point driving directions and geo-spatial ("where's my nearest?") searches to over 80,000 Nigerians every month. MapNTL.com can locate streets, shops restaurants, ATMs, banks, shopping malls, offices and hotels with pinpoint accuracy. The site registered more than 100,000 page impressions in August 2008 making it one of the most visited websites in Nigeria. Since its launch in 2007, MapNTL.com has become the number one online business directory and interactive map in Nigeria with over 25,000 businesses listed in its database
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About RIMA Foundation
RIMA Foundation, a non profit organisation seeks to promote access to information, raise public consciousness on the need for proper management and security of information, and encourage the overall development of the information management community. The Foundation was set up for the purpose of serving as an information resource for the benefits of the Information management (IM) community and the society at large.
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Tel: +234-1-8940451, 234-8023819008
Website: www.rimaw.org, www.rimafoundation.org
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