TIC3 – Now Compatible with AGORA-C

GEWI’s product development team has completed the integration of the AGORA-C location referencing standard into the TIC3 product.

TIC3 has the capability of harmonizing location referencing between multiple road networks as well as multiple location referencing methods.

An example of road networks include:

  • Digital navigation maps such as from NAVTEQ or TomTom.
  • Road networks in GDF, ESRI shape files or custom networks.

An example of location referencing methods include:

  • Geographical position.
  • Distance Marker.
  • TMC Location.
  • AGORA-C.
  • TIC3 Location.
  • and OpenLR (planned).

AGORA-C is unique as it provides an “on the fly” method of referencing locations using multiple reference source standards and versions. AGORA-C provides many benefits as the AGORA-C method is able to provide location referencing independent of any individual map vendor, independent of the geographical database independent of the application in which it is used, independent of the hardware/software platform.

In addition, AGORA-C is very fast at encoding locations and saves bandwidth due to usage of a very small and compact binary format.

AGORA-C supports several location types including; point locations, linear locations and area locations and uses a combination of several location referencing methods e.g. Extended ILOC, Pivot Point and Good-Lane to calculate precise locations “on-the-fly”.

TIC3 is able to correlate the AGORA-C location to the TIC3 location, allowing harmonization of locations between multiple location referencing methods (as described above). GEWI’s AGORA-C solution is already being used by several clients including BMW (Germany), Cennavi (China) and for the DIANA2 demonstration project in Germany.

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