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Regardless of the application or the service that you want to implement, the right map base is crucial, along with the application. The use case can only be properly implemented if the map base is right. We supply, produce and customise the relevant map base for any deployment scenario.

Selected Features

Commercial navigation maps for special users
Ideal planning basis for all vehicles which also drive off-road: agricultural, forestry and timber management, energy and telecommunications providers, police and emergency services, military
Based on the HERE map which is used in 80% of all navigation systems
Navigation capability extended by >2 million km of field/forestry tracks and service roads
Additional content from official sources (mostly national surveys)
Highly detailed waterways, green space, land use, addresses and buildings
Some industry-specific content such as NAVLOG content (forestry management)
Content can be expanded to suit the customer (e.g. private road network, restrictions or any other content)
Automated dynamic additions can be made (e.g. from drive tracks)
Map can be edited manually via front end
Regular updates
Currently available for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, Netherlands, and Denmark (other countries on request)
Compatible with all LOGIBALL localion products
Commercial licence for protection of IP rights, e.g. if map is updated (in contrast to OSM)
Can also be licensed as purely data products for use in other applications (e.g. control centres) (in contrast to Google Maps)

Use Cases


1.5 million km of new roads compared with standard navigation


+ Special navigation map with special content for agricultural logistics
+ Highly detailed presentation of waterways, woodland, hedgerows, land use, buildings, etc. for orientation
+ Basis for efficient harvesting logic using an app based on localion M
+ All licence management covered with regard to content

Starting Point

Harvest time is an extremely stressful period for agricultural contractors. Harvesters, including loading and transport wagons, must work efficiently during these periods. John Deere has developed a logistics app. In the fields, logistics, and in particular navigation, only works with a suitable navigation map. A standard navigation system will not work because, for example, the road network may be incomplete. Urgently required information, such as closures and restrictions, is not available in standard solutions. In addition, journey times cannot be accurately calculated because vehicles ride on farm tracks at much slower speeds. The task here therefore was to create a special navigation map for France which meets these requirements.


The France AGRICULTURE MAP is partly based on the French HERE navigation map including the relevant truck attributes, which maps the public road network. LOGIBALL used an automated reconciliation and fusion process to link the road data from the official French surveyor IGN to create a road and track network, which was extended by around 1.5 million km. This network is fully routable down to a target coordinate in a field. In addition, a large volume of relevant data was integrated into the map for on-the-spot orientation. This data includes highly detailed waterways, woodland, hedgerows, land use, and buildings. The resulting map is compiled on the localion M destination platform, following extensive testing to optimise use of the logistics app.

Service package

The customer received the quality-assured France AGRICULTURE MAP ready for use in his app. LOGIBALL also took on all licence management, i.e. purchasing, licensing and billing with regard to the data supplier. The customer was therefore able to focus on its core activity.


Can LOGIBALL also create navigation maps and environmental models for special applications?

This is where our strength lies, and we are constantly working to meet these challenges. For example, if we create a navigation solution for forestry, then we produce precisely those maps and models. We have to do all this efficiently and with the final result in mind. This is exactly what we do for our customers.


The service package includes purchase/integration of the necessary location data, harmonisation and fusion, preparation of the cloud infrastructure for dynamic data, update concepts and the final quality assurance with localion Q.


Finally, the data is provided for your use in a suitable format, either in the cloud as a web service or as a data delivery. You will be assigned a contact to guide you through the process.


Applications range from simulation applications, logistics applications, prototyping and feasibility studies, through to geomarketing.

What about the licensing process?

We offer a range of models here. Licensing normally refers to an asset, a vehicle or a deployed device. In very rare cases, use of xMaps is transaction-based.