White Paper

How to set up an Asset Tracking architecture for your organization

Strategy and reference architecture for scalable asset tracking

We spend a significant portion of our lives monitoring the location of our things. Businesses monitor their fleets and shipments; governments monitor their movement of evidence; and individuals are constantly looking for lost keys or pets. We call this monitoring of moving items asset tracking.

In 2016, consumers generated nearly 2.5 exabytes of data per day, most of which comes from location-enabled devices. That’s the equivalent of 125 Library of Congresses-worth of data generated EVERY DAY! (The United States Library of Congress is estimated to hold ~3 petabytes of data.)

This growth makes it possible for any business to track their assets, in real time. However, companies are still using antiquated asset tracking technology, which is preventing them from maximizing the opportunity effectively.

In this white paper, we discuss how organizations can transition to a modern technology stack that provides global scale, functional flexibility, and end-to-end data ownership. We outline both strategy and execution recommendations for an asset tracking solution that can fit your unique business needs and delivers on the promise of modern location data.

The Mapbox Asset Tracking Solution Architecture