Data at Work

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.

Remapping Southeast Asia, one building at a time (Case Study)

POI data acts as the fundamental building block for digital mapping and navigation platforms. One of our clients – a prominent European mapping and navigation company – wanted to enrich their platforms by procuring a high-quality POI dataset covering several regions in Brunei. To help them achieve this objective, we launched a POI collection campaign in the city (without an already established presence) and successfully produced a dataset of 1500 verified POIs, all with photos. We reached a completeness level of 99.3%, far exceeding the industry standard.  

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How bad POI data is costing your business

Point-of-Interest (POI) data is the foundation for digital maps that enable on-demand service delivery models in navigation, logistics, and other industries. POI data is instrumental for businesses to dynamically match consumers with the right services and places with relevant context. The application and analysis of POI data should be a top priority for all location-based businesses to improve operational efficiency, save costs, and stay ahead of competition.

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Geolancer and the role of big data in Augmented and Virtual Reality

For several millennia, human beings have delved into alternative realities to entertain themselves and cope with the pressures of everyday life.Until recently, the mediums that enabled these experiences included fictional storytelling, music, art, movies, and TV shows. However, due to the exponential increase in computing power, the last decade has witnessed the rise of the most immersive forms of such mediums to date: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). This blog post sheds light on this growing industry and discuss how Quadrant’s POI datasets can enrich AR and VR platforms – now and in the future.  

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Using AI to clean Personally Identifiable Information from user-generated data sets

Having access to large repositories of data enables businesses to optimise operations in several ways. This includes personalised advertising, greater supply chain efficiency, and more satisfying customer experiences.

However, people have grown increasingly wary of trusting businesses and governments with their data. Several high-profile data privacy breaches at LinkedIn, Alibaba, and Yahoo (to name a few) collectively impacted billions of users.

Ethically managing data and making sure no Personally Identifiable Information (PII) makes it to big data sets is a challenge we take very seriously at Quadrant.

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User behaviour and POI data quality in Geolancer – Quadrant quarterly hackathon

Earlier this year, we launched the public beta test of our proprietary POI collection and verification app, Geolancer. Aimed at providing up-to-date and manually-verified POI datasets, Geolancer is already helping ride sharing and real estate companies enrich their platforms with a hyper-accurate POI data feed. In this article, we provide a peek behind the curtain and explain how we maintain the high quality of POI data in Geolancer.

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