About QADRA PLUS’s solutions
QADRA PLUS’s approach in the early days
Before solutions such as Google Maps and common access to the Internet, to track vehicle routes, it had to be equipped with a physical GPS tracking device. At the end of each day, the data from such a device had to be physically downloaded to a computer. This data was provided in the form of geographical coordinates which, in order to serve its purpose and be useful to the end users, had to be further processed to return locations in the form of addresses (reverse geocoding).
To carry out this process, QADRA PLUS had to use a geocoding database of all existing addresses in Slovakia. The company had to purchase the entire database, despite the fact that for the purpose of conducting their business, they only needed selected addresses.
Later, with the advancement of technology, QADRA PLUS didn’t have to physically download the contents of every GPS tracking device as this was done automatically online. Yet the downloaded data still had to be processed using the geocoding database in order to convert coordinates into addresses.