September 9, 2008

TeleAtlas Maps India

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TeleAtlas announced that they are now covering India with their maps. Not a surprise that India would be a good target as more and more global business is interested in setting up some affiliate there, and the overall wealth of the country continues to grow.

"Tele Atlas' new map offering of India covers the complete national highway network which includes expressways, national highways, and state highways and encompasses approximately 162,000 kilometers. The initial product offering also includes more than 108,000 points of interest (POIs) to help deliver an enriched user experience.

Subsequent database products are planned to include additional key cities and rich POI content. Tele Atlas also will offer an extensive range of enhancement products such as 3D landmarks and detailed city maps, aligning India product offerings with the company's global product offerings."

Full Press Release after the jump...

Tele Atlas Global Database Expands to Deliver Digital Map of India

New Navigable Map Coverage Demonstrates Tele Atlas' Commitment to Asia Pacific and Continued Regional Leadership


Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, today announced the availability of Tele Atlas digital maps for India, which includes 5,463 sub-districts, 593 districts and 35 states and union territories (UTs), and includes detailed street level coverage for approximately 109,000 kilometers in eight major cities: Ahmadabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR (the National Capital Region, including Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Bahadurgarh as well), Hyderabad-Secunderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai (including Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai) and Pune.

The announcement marks a significant addition to Tele Atlas' products, which deliver maps and dynamic content in more than 200 countries and territories around the world, and a significant expansion of the company's digital map database in Asia Pacific, which now covers thirteen countries and territories in navigable map quality offered by Tele Atlas and its partners. Tele Atlas' new map offering of India covers the complete national highway network which includes expressways, national highways, and state highways and encompasses approximately 162,000 kilometers.

The initial product offering also includes more than 108,000 points of interest (POIs) to help deliver an enriched user experience. Tele Atlas India maps are fully aligned with Tele Atlas' global map offering and seamlessly integrated in the Asia Pacific regional data offering; the product is available for partner application developers and device manufacturers in established and emerging market segments such as personal navigation, automotive, Internet and wireless.

"In order to be successful in India, Tele Atlas is committed to working with our industry partners to help localize applications, products, solutions and services to the Indian context to address the specifics of the country's unique road network and road user behavior," said Arnout Desmet, Director of Operations, Tele Atlas APAC. "Our digital map offering for India leverages innovative map production technology and approaches that fulfill these complex requirements and will help ensure that our partners can meet the rising market demand for navigation, map and location-based services and technologies, which at their core all rely on the coverage of their map for success."

The release of Tele Atlas maps for India follows the formation of the company's joint venture in India, Tele Atlas Kalyani India Pvt. Ltd., which was announced earlier this year. The Tele Atlas navigable map database claims highly precise geometric and positional accuracy with detailed information for an extended list of road network attributes. Subsequent database products are planned to include additional key cities and rich POI content. Tele Atlas also will offer an extensive range of enhancement products such as 3D landmarks and detailed city maps, aligning India product offerings with the company's global product offerings.

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Posted by Scott Martin at September 9, 2008 6:39 PM

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