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The world of data and its many applications. This blog will help you learn how visionary companies are utilising external data to enhance business operations.

Torsten Sandor

Torsten Sandor

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Geolancer: A year in review

For years, Quadrant has been offering high-quality, authentic, and reliable mobile location data. In our interactions with customers and prospects, we discovered that many of them seek Point-of-Interest (POI) data to go with their mobility analysis. Good quality POI data is critical for operational efficiency, especially in sectors like transportation, delivery of consumer services, supply chain logistics, freight, and many others.

However, existing off-the-shelf POI databases are plagued with issues. They are not updated frequently enough, and the way they are assembled -- most often through web scraping -- leads to inevitable inaccuracies.

 

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Appen to Acquire Quadrant to Expand Mobile-Location Based Data Collection Offering

Appen Limited (ASX: APX), the leading provider of high-quality training data for organizations that build effective AI systems at scale, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quadrant, a global leader in mobile location data, Point-of-Interest data, and corresponding compliance services.

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Geolancer Campaign Maps 130,000 Retail Locations Across Southeast Asia

Geolancer, Quadrant’s proprietary platform for manually verifying Points-of-Interest (POIs) on the ground successfully concluded its second beta launch campaign. In five weeks, Geolancers collected over 130,000 POIs across Southeast Asia.

We’ve run the campaign for five weeks between July 7 and August 10 in seven countries and the city of Gurugram (Gurgaon) in India. Geolancers were tasked with mapping as many retail POIs as possible, including restaurants, convenience stores, shops, pharmacies, banks, telecom shops, and more. Because of the stringent Covid restrictions across most of the region, most of the POIs came from two countries, Indonesia and the Philippines. Covid hit these businesses hard, and many of them are closed, rendering existing POI databases outdated.

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Geolancer launch yields 50,000+ POIs in a month across APAC

Geolancer, one of our biggest launches of the year, is the cornerstone of our long-term POI data strategy. Geolancer went live a little over a month ago, and it is time to look at the results.

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Building a Better POI Database with Geolancer

Point-of-Interest (POI) data is critical in many sectors of the economy. Businesses and customers both need accurate, authentic, and up-to-date POI data to find and deliver services. Data sets available on the market today, however, are often polluted, containing inaccurate and outdated information. Geolancer, our proprietary platform for Point-of-Interest data collection and verification set to launch in weeks, solves these issues.

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