Anyone who has worked front desk at a hotel is aware of a daily task that requires the contacting of local competitors to ask them what price they are selling rooms at so that your hotel can set their rates accordingly. This is how data acquisition on the front-lines of the hospitality industry works; and several other industries for that matter. This is one of thousands of everyday tasks that ThinkGeo’s Service Area API can help with. We’re putting together a suite of Cloud services that can get some of the long tenured inaccessible questions handled, quickly and professionally. Opening a restaurant in the heart of a blooming mid size metro but need to know where most of your competition is? Want to design a visual companion for hotel clerks making those rate phone calls every day? Or maybe you just want to see if an area is rich in schools because it’s at the top of your needs!
This is where Think Geo’s Service Area API comes into play. When combined with our Reverse Geocoding API the results of this sample will highlight POI data including (supermarkets, restaurants, schools, hotels) and we’ve told our service to display the locations you can get to within ten driving minutes of your starting position. We encourage everyone to get hands-on with it today through ThinkGeo’s Demo Center.
These are just starter examples for what can be done with ThinkGeo’s Service Area utility. Over the coming weeks we look forward to sharing more concepts & use cases of the potential that not only the Service Area API can provide but our entire suite of ThinkGeo Cloud services.