Increment P

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Corporate History About Increment P

1994
  • MayINCREMENT P was fully funded and established by Pioneer Corporation. (Capital: 420 million yen)
  • NovemberReleased commercial titles for PCs.
1995
  • AprilStarted to provide map data to car navigation systems manufactured by Pioneer Corporation (for the first time after the split from Pioneer).
  • JuneReleased "MapFan", a digital map software for PCs.
  • September"MapFan" won the Frontier Award at the Best PC Software given by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
1996
  • NovemberReleased "MapDK", a software development kit for business use.
  • DecemberReleased a consumer game software.
1997
  • AprilReleased ”MapFan onPage", ASP service for business use.
  • JuneStarted to provide map data to DVD car navigation systems manufactured (for the first time in Japan) by Pioneer Corporation.
  • JulyReleased "MapFan Web", a website of maps for daily life.
  • NovemberOpened the Tohoku Development Center in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture.
    Started to self-manufacture electronic map data.
1998
  • JuneReleased "k-tai Edy", mobile phone memory-editing software.
1999
  • JuneStarted to provide map data to DVD car navigation systems manufactured by Sony Corporation.
2000
  • AprilReleased "iMapFan", a mobile official site of Docomo i mode.
  • MayStarted to provide map data to WindowsCE-base car navigation systems manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
  • JuneStarted to provide map data to car navigation systems manufactured by Clarion Co., Ltd.
  • December"iMapFan" won a Nikkei Inc. Award at the Nikkei Internet Awards 2000.
2001
  • JanuaryReleased "MapFan.net", an online map software for PCs.
  • MarchGot ISO14001, an international standard for environmental management systems.
  • MarchReleased ”Doho@mail", an email-distribution software for mail magazine and direct mail.
  • JulyCo-established "Kiwi-W consortium", an organization that supports standardization of map data for car navigation systems.
2002
  • MarchReleased "MAPCUBE", a 3D map data, in collaboration with PASCO CORPORATION and CAD CENTER CORPORATION.
  • NovemberStarted to distribute map data to online connected car navigation systems manufactured (for the first time in the world) by Pioneer Corporation.
2003
  • MarchGot ISO9001:2000, an international standard for quality assurance systems.
  • MarchEstablished INCREMENT P SHANGHAI COMPANY LIMITED in China (Shanghai).
  • MarchStarted to "iPCOSS" Internet Settlement Support Service
  • October"MapFan.net" won a Good Design Award.
2004
  • MarchStarted to compile and validate worldwide map data for car navigation systems used in Europe and America.
  • NovemberStarted to provide the "MapFan" service as official contents for three mobile phone carriers.
  • November1 million users registered on "MapFan Web"
2005
  • AprilEstablished GLOBAL SURVEY CORP., a subsidiary company for driving field survey.
  • AprilReleased "Net Shop Owner", a software for building and operating online shop.
  • NovemberReleased "MapFan PLANNER", a driving plan-supporting map software for PCs.
  • NovemberINCREMENT P SHANGHAI COMPANY LIMITED got iSO9001:2000 certification.
2006
  • NovemberReleased "MapFan Navehicle", a car navigation application for mobile phones.
2007
  • AprilDeveloped and started to provide software application and map data for PND.
  • JuneReleased "da Vinci Cart", a software for building and operating online shop.
2008
  • FebruaryStarted business and capital tie-up with Ekitan Co., Ltd.
  • AprilReleased "MapFan AdSpot", a local advertising service.
  • JuneReleased Japan maps in English spun off from "MapFan Web".
  • DecemberReleased "Chizu no moto", a website for users to post information concerning any changes to a map.
2009
  • AprilStarted to provide the Multi-Language map & Transportation transfer guide ASP service in collaboration with Ekitan Co., Ltd.
  • SeptemberReleased "MapFan Navii", Car Navigation software for PCs.
2010
  • FebruaryReleased "MapDK Navi", a car navigation application software for business use.
  • AprilReleased "MapFan for iPhone", a map and navigation application for iPhone.
  • MayMoved its headquarters to Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
  • OctoberStarted to provide map data for Car Navigation systems manufactured by FUJITSU TEN LIMITED.
  • NovemberStarted to delivery of the MapFan Traffic Channel to provide On-demand VICS to car navigation systems for three mobile phone carriers in Japan
2011
  • FebruaryStarted to provide map data for Car Navigation systems manufactured by JVC KENWOOD Corporation.
  • MarchStarted to provides the free "MapFan for iPhone" for a limited period in order to support getting home and assistance to affected areas the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • AprilReleased "Otoku chizu koshin (Beneficial map update) program" to users of "MapFan" for three mobile phone carriers.
  • AugustStarted to provides the free "MapFan for iPhone", Tohoku Edition, for a limited period in order to support getting home and assistance to affected areas after the Great East Japan Earthquake (until the end of March 2012)
2012
  • FebruaryReleased "MapFan" website, a free map site for smart phones.
  • NovemberReleased “MapFan+", a map and navigation application for iOS.
  • DecemberReleased "MapFan eye", the AR Pedestrian navigation application for iPhone.
2013
  • AprilReleased "MapFan for Biz", a programming-less map ASP service for business use.
  • AprilReleased "Drive Nyan-Zokudan", the location aware game application for drivers.
  • AprilReleased "colorTown", the sharing service for recommendation spot.
  • SeptemberStarted to provides an offline map application development kit for Android
  • October
    • Commenced a business tie-up with NTT GEOSPACE CORPORATION.
    • Released "MapFan for Android", a offline map navigation application for Android OS.
2014
  • MarchReleased "MapFan AR Global", AR pedestrian navigation application for worldwide cities.
  • JuneReleased "Hello, this is Cat Stand. by MapFan" , casual location game application.
  • AugustReleased "MapFan 2014" and "MapFan", map navigation application for Android.
  • OctoberStarted to provides an offline map application development kit for iOS, the industry's first
2015
  • JanuaryEstablished "INCREMENT P ASIA COMPANY LIMITED", the joint venture with MappointAsia (Thailand) Public Company Limited, as the location for digital map data maintenance in the ASEAN region.
  • MayRevises the corporate logo and tag lines and then creates a technology brand
  • DecemberPublishes the Multilingual maps site.
  • DecemberPublishes the second casual location game application for an iPhone entitled "Hello, this is Cat Stand 2. by MapFan"
2016
  • JanuaryStarted to provides an offline map application development kit for Windows Forms applications.
  • AprilSignificantly redesigned the map search site "MapFan Web" and renamed it "MapFan"
  • MayMoved its headquarters to Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo.
  • OctoberEstablished INCREMENT P NORTH AMERICA, INC. in USA
  • NovemberStarted to provides "MapFan DB"map data for GIS systems.