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Tele Atlas Expands Global Coverage with Eight Additional Countries in Africa, French Overseas Territories


Tele Atlas Maps Already Power 99% of PND units in South Africa; Expansion Reinforces Commitment and Dedication to Global Partners

Gent, Belgium, Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions (LBS), announced the availability of its first navigable databases for Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia in Africa, providing a rich offering that allows Tele Atlas customers such as Google and TomTom to launch solutions across the continent. The database also includes coverage for the French Overseas Territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy and Saint Martin.

Strengthening Tele Atlas’ regional leadership, the announcement builds on the company’s recently-launched Africa database, which now encompasses coverage for more than 1.1 million kilometers, more than 290,000 POIs, and coverage of Botswana, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. In South Africa alone, research leader GfK Group reports that Tele Atlas maps power 99% of the personal navigation units currently deployed. Tele Atlas partners in the global personal navigation, wireless, Internet, automotive and enterprise navigation solutions markets now have access to navigable digital maps for Northern, Southern and Eastern Africa, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to expand in the region.

“As the markets for location based products and services continue to expand—from wireless and LBS services to enterprise and government applications—Tele Atlas remains committed to delivering digital maps and content to help our partners enrich their offerings,” said Peter Davie, Global Product Manager, Tele Atlas. “The addition of navigable map coverage across the continent significantly strengthens Tele Atlas’ position in the emerging African market and ensures we are able to deliver the coverage our customers’ end users seek. Furthermore, the addition of the French Overseas territories will help our customers deploy solutions that include accurate, high-quality coverage of France.”

Subsequent African database products are planned to include additional street network coverage and countries, rich POI content and Tele Atlas’ extensive range of enhancement products such as 3D landmarks and detailed city maps.

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power many of the world’s most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and has offices in 24 countries around the world. Today, Tele Atlas maps are developed with the insight of a community of millions of GPS system users worldwide, who are adding to the company’s unmatched network of sources to track and validate changes in real time, and deliver the best digital maps and dynamic content. For more information, visit Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom N.V.

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