AutoNavi recently unveiled LBS cloud strategy with Alibaba, which invested $294 million for a 28% stake in the company earlier this year. AutoNavi’s LBS cloud platform and Alibaba’s cloud platform has been integrated with each other.

This platform opened up basic services of map, searching, positioning and travelling to developers in a bid to lower their development costs, said Piao Chunzhi, development manager of AutoNavi’s LBS platform, at QCon International Software Development Conference held last weekend.

In addition to mapping data collected by AutoNavi, data shared by AutoNavi’s cooperators, such as Ctrip, Dianping, Sina Weibo and Umeng, will also be available on the cloud platform.

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Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.