AMAP, a mapping, navigation and location-based services provider in China, has chosen HERE Technologies to provide map content and traffic information outside of China for its app.

The AMAP app allows users to book a ride from multiple ridesharing companies and find carpooling options, bicycles for rent and nearby tourist spots.

Under the partnership, HERE will also power the mobility platform outside of China with its HERE Location Services suite and traffic data.

HERE Technologies senior vice-president and general manager for APAC Stanimira Koleva said: “The world is shrinking as more and more people turn to the internet and super apps such as AMAP to navigate not just within their countries, but also when they travel.

“This partnership speaks to the trust AMAP has for HERE when it comes to delivering high-quality map data, traffic information and location services.

“We’re delighted to expand our work with Alibaba by supporting AMAP with fresh global maps and accurate traffic information. We look forward to exploring further opportunities in our partnership with AMAP in the future.”

HERE claimed that, as the first maps service in China with over 100 million daily users, it is well-placed to support AMAP as the latter expands its global mapping and navigation services outside of China.

AMAP vice-president Dong Wei said: With high-quality global map data from HERE, AMAP will enrich its global functions and services through the application and SDK, to further assist Alibaba’s global eco-system. AMAP deeply values the strategic partnership with HERE and will explore further collaboration in other areas.”