MPIE Limited trading as Public Information Exchange (PIE) provides customised maps with relevant information for specific driver communities, both online and in print. We collect local information to create printed maps, websites, commercial data sales, bespoke mapping and data downloads.
- We produce quality maps that are tailored to the unique needs of specific driving and travelling communities.
- Our team of surveyors and researchers work with these communities to research, qualify and condition all the content to make accurate and relevant maps.
- We work closely with all and partner with most of the UK’s Local Authorities to pull this data together to create data that can be used in mapping and for routing.
- We are passionate about quality and getting the best and most relevant data for our customers.
- We strive to keep pushing boundaries of how this data is managed and represented.
MPIE Limited the holding company, operates two divisions: PIE Publishing (The PIE Guide), PIE (Public Information Exchange) which creates Online Mapping and purposes data for Sat Nav, Mobile and 3rd party sites.
PIE Publishing – The PIE Guide
Our publishing arm focuses on delivering quality printed maps to end users that are customised for specific driving communities and their unique needs. This team is a business to consumer focused unit who work closely with end users to understand what is essential for their day to day journey planning.
The publishing side operates a full blown e-commerce service. We promote and sell our guides directly and work with thousands of affiliate organisations all benefitting from the sale and distribution of our customised guides to their members. PIE operates its own fulfillment centre and customer services team, ensuring customers speak to people who know what is going on.
PIE Guide can be purchased from any online book shop and at all the major bookstores.
Titles currently available:
- The London Bike Guide Third Edition
- London Blue Badge Parking Guide
- Concise Blue Badge Drivers Atlas
- London Lorry Guide
- The Transport Managers Wall Map
- London Van Guide
- The Essential Riders Guide to the South West
PIE (Public Information Exchange) - Gateway Products
PIE has a strong technical and creative capability, delivering useful content onto maps. We have created our structured database (Grand Central) that manages and conditions millions of on street parking and other transport related data.
PIE built (pre-Google maps) our own Ajax mapping application which, for purposes of bus navigation, included animated buses on the map following the bus route. PIE struggled to find openly available technologies to draw Yellow lines or Red Routes onto maps and we had to build our own solutions to achieve this. Our contribution to the Open Source WMS has helped thousands of other developers evolve essential map capabilities on maps. PIE is GIS competent and GIS web representation creditable with a strong eye on creditable design architectures that provide our customers with leading edge and easy to evolve services.
Freight Gateway – a portal solution for Local Authorities to address all light commercial goods vehicles as well as HGV navigation, routing and last mile information for any deliveries, aimed at reducing congestion and pollution.
Smarter Travel Gateway – a town centre mapping portal covering all local transport modes (bus, tram, trains) as well as cycling, walking, mobility scooters, car etc. Includes all the local authority amenities and the entire on street parking options including blue badge parking, accessible toilets etc.
We created the Smarter Travel Gateway venue mapping application which delivers map and user specific journey planning for sites that include: Earl’s Court, Olympia and Lords Cricket Ground.
Other bespoke mapping applications include local authority freight mapping. Further information can be found in the news and features sections of the main PIE website.
Our interactive mapping engine and solution offers full language translation capabilities and well as being one of the first solutions heavily tested for accessibility and text readability. We can create any type of maps and manage the representation of any form of content overlay.
Our online free to use mapping portals which support our publications with the latest updates include the following:
PIE Data Exchange Services
With the growing need for geo spatial data and the many applications to deliver maps to end users, PIE works with many partners to condition and groom our data that is then licensed for these many applications. For example, our data is provided to Yell.com for their online mapping portal as well as for Yell.com mobile service.
Recent applications include our data being used on Pro Nav (freight specific sat nav) as innovatively for the BBNav, a dedicated Sat Nav for indiviudals with restricted mobility.
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