We are pleased to introduce you to our new hotel mapping methodology.
Fastpayhotels will now be using Google´s latest technology to provide unique and universal property codes to facilitate mapping between accommodation suppliers and their clients.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Combining different elements of data, we have created a unique code that actually means something instead of having thousands of random or IDs in a list that are hard to interpret.
Until now, mapping different properties between accommodation systems was a tough exercise, sometimes involving complex algorithm to match codes with destinations, addresses (where one exists) and usually generating many of exceptions to be checked manually.
Thanks to Google Plus Codes, we can now identify any point of earth with a unique and precise code. The Google Plus Code algorithm transforms any geo coordinates into an easy identifiable code.
Fastpayhotels now combines Plus Codes with a mix of classic data, to automate mapping in an accurate way. The new demand for different type of accomodation and the recent additional challenge of having to divide the same physical buildings into sub-areas, Cyrene Codes developed enable us to map all type of properties within seconds to any other code system in the world.
More than that, Cyrene Codes are a shared code that the whole hotel distribution community can use to replicate freely and accurately for all properties. We hope this creates a common format for all integrators and customers.
HOW IS IT STRUCTURED?
Type of property code: allowing all type of properties to be easily recognised for our customers to chose what they want to integrate.
H for hotels, F for flats, A for apartments.
ISO country code: universal identification of countries to allow customers to easily identified world zones if necessary.
Google Plus code: unique hotel code for property identification anywhere in the world. It is always separated from the rest of the code with a "-" to isolate if needed.
Elevation code: physical identification of property on a commercial basis. On what floor is this property located? Allowing 3D mapping which is especially useful for vacation apartments within same building.
WHAT OTHER CHALLENGES CAN BE SOLVED USING CYRENE CODES?
Avoid human error
There is no human in geo-coding, the Google Plus Codes algorithm works in any point on earth. You cannot have code confusion.
No training needed
Anyone can map properties freely using the same universal property Cyrene Codes. Checking a Cyrene Codes is as simple as entering an address in Google maps.
Duplicate coding of properties is immediately identified.
Anyone can use it
The more it´s used, the more efficient it becomes.
No mapping restrictions
You can map everything, everywhere
It is free and accurate
There is no subscription service and its based using tried and tested technology. Cyrene Codes use geo-location coordinates and not postal addresses for mapping.
It is a simple code
Unlike standard Long/Lat codes, the plus codes are short and unique
It is user friendly
It´s easy to match to any other mapping code format
No heavy database maintenance
No need for database updates nor maintenance