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Tele Atlas And Wcities Sign Reseller Agreement


Companies Combine Detailed City Guide Content Covering 1,900 Cities Worldwide With Highly Accurate Digital Map Database

August 2, 2006, Boston – Tele Atlas®, a leading global geographic content provider, and Wcities, a producer of multilingual destination guides for more than 1,900 cities worldwide, announced today a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement under which Tele Atlas will relicense Wcities content with its digital map database.

The agreement allows application developers serving the wireless, Internet and personal and automotive navigation system markets to offer their users rich location-based content that, combined with highly accurate, up-to-date Tele Atlas digital map data, helps them easily find tourist attractions and local hotel, dining, events, shopping and entertainment options in more than 70 countries. Wcities also offers real-time event coverage for a growing number of cities.

“Tele Atlas’ strategy is to add ever richer content to our digital maps, so that our partners can deliver the most useful information to online and mobile navigation system users,” said Tele Atlas Vice President of Business Development Jay Benson. “Our agreement with Wcities allows us to provide high quality travel guide content on a global scale, adding valuable functionality for navigation system users and differentiation for device and application manufacturers.”

Wcities’ Vice President of Business Development Fraser Campbell said that Tele Atlas’ unique map infrastructure and preeminent customer base helped drive the company’s partnering decision. “Tele Atlas has a unique Point Address database that pinpoints addresses to a physical place, ensuring our local information is accurately positioned on the map. Its focus on accuracy, and its premier base of personal navigation and wireless partners, make Tele Atlas the ideal mapping partner.”

About Tele Atlas
Founded in 1984, Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic location content that power the world’s most essential geographic solutions. The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems, mobile and Internet map applications that help GPS system users find the places, products and services they need, wherever they are. Tele Atlas also works with business partners who deliver critical applications for emergency, business fleet and infrastructure services. The company employs 2,300 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 20 countries around the world and uses a sophisticated network of thousands of sources to regularly update its maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit

About Wcities
Wcities is the world’s leading location-based information service provider with coverage of over 1900 cities. Wcities supplies destination information and travel guides to travel providers and website operators around the world. Select clients include Yahoo! in the US and UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, Orbitz, American Airlines, and Sabre. This content gives locals and business and leisure travelers all they need to know about a particular city. For further information visit


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