Screenshot via Geotab.

Screenshot via Geotab.

Geotab has acquired its data visualization partner Maps BI by Dec. 31, and several executives from the company joined the telematics provider's staff on Jan. 11, the company has announced.

Maps BI executives Mike Branch, CEO, Bob Bradley, CTO, and Bernard Cheng, lead developer, have joined Geotab's staff. Maps BI provides customers with enhanced visualization to better assist in the analysis of big data. The company was founded in 2013 under parent company Inovex Inc.

"This acquisition marks a new era of business intelligence, especially as big data plays a larger and larger role in both the telematics space and beyond," Branch said. "We look forward to providing our expertise in better serving both Geotab's established and future resellers and customers."

Geotab will now be able to pair interactive dashboards and geospatial data visualization with the MyGeotab software platform to provide customers with a spatial understanding of their aggregated data and allow them to assess resulting analytics and better achieve their respective fleet management goals.