ALK Maps Unveils Version 1.2 with Enhanced Visualization Tools

Posted: 19 August, 2014 | By ALK Technologies

Adds improved satellite imagery and new user functionality

Princeton, New Jersey – August 19, 2014 – ALK Technologies, Inc., a global leader in GeoLogistics® solutions and navigation software, announced the release of its ALK® Maps interactive visualization platform version 1.2.  The new version focuses on product advancements for improved interactive visualization and responds to customer feedback for additional customization options.

ALK Maps version 1.2 enhancements include:

  • Satellite imagery from MapBox with an overlay of the Street network providing much higher resolution and faster performance
  • Spherical Mercator as the default mapping projection bringing it in line with industry standards for Web mapping applications
  • New zoom level to view street-level details with or without satellite imagery
  • Clustering of point features based on user rules and attributes
  • Ability to create Geodesic polygons
  • Option to customize color and opacity of route lines on the map for better visualizations

“We are excited about the enhancements and new capabilities that will enable our customers to improve visualization of business operations while bolstering their bottom line,” said Dan Popkin, senior vice president of enterprise solutions at ALK Technologies.  “Whether it’s a corporation building real-time fleet monitoring systems, optimizing dispatch operations with route planning, managing load assignments, or building compliance reports, ALK Maps provides the ideal industry-specific transportation platform.”

This latest version also introduces a new mechanism for developers to display markers on the map using a Vector Markers layer that provides standard icons, style parameters and easier mouse event handling.   A new Custom Places interface enables clients to store point data with attribution in the cloud and provides for easy visualization and query within the Maps platform. A complete list of new capabilities and enhancements can be found on the developer portal at

The ALK Maps JavaScript platform provides key functionality for the transportation industry that goes well beyond what a consumer mapping platform can offer. ALK Maps includes flexible layering that displays ALK’s commercial maps as a base layer and allows users to overlay routing, geocoding points, traffic, weather, or other data as separate controllable layers. External geographic data can also be added as a vector or image layer. The ALK Maps APIs can be used in Web applications, mobile apps, or desktop products, offering complete flexibility in product offerings.

To request a demonstration or for more information regarding ALK Maps, visit:

About ALK Maps

ALK Maps offers the transportation and logistics industry a fully customizable cloud-based interactive mapping platform providing high-quality map visualization with precise geocoding and routing functionality. The cloud-based solution helps reduce hardware, software and IT resource costs and easily integrates with a variety of platforms. ALK Maps’s routing and reporting is powered by PC*MILER®, an industry standard application for routing, mileage and mapping.

About ALK Technologies

ALK Technologies, a Trimble Company and global leader in GeoLogistics solutions and navigation software, is focused on developing innovative solutions for transportation, logistics, mobile workforces and consumers. For 30 years, ALK has led the transportation industry with high-quality routing, mileage and mapping solutions. Product lines include award-winning CoPilot, a leading source of GPS navigation software for fleets, mobile operators, hardware OEMs, systems integrators, professional drivers and consumers. ALK's PC*MILER is widely recognized as the industry standard for routing, mileage and mapping.   ALK Maps is a development platform designed for the transportation industry and provides commercial routing, geocoding and mapping visualization for enterprise applications.

For more information on ALK Technologies, visit: or follow us at:



ALK Maps Media Contact

Adam Curtis

Abel Communications

(443) 869-2197 ext.142

Tags: alk maps general route visualization mapping

Share this article: