Navteq offers trucking data for its North America map

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Navteq, a global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has released a new data set specifically tailored for the trucking industry that provides access restriction and recommended route information linked to the Navteq map of North America.

According to Navteq, this data enables transportation and logistics solution providers that leverage its maps to enhance routing solutions, multi-vehicle optimization applications and truck navigation products. The first version of this data set is available with the release of the Navteq map of North America.

The Navteq North American truck attribute data provides both restriction and recommended route information. The restriction attributes include legal-, height-, weight-, length- and width-specific information for segments of roadway. The data set also offers Surface Transportation Assistant Act routes designated by the Federal Highway Administration that can accommodate truck traffic best. State-designated truck routes for 12 states — Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, West Virginia and Virginia — also are included in the product.

The use of Navteq North American truck attributes in conjunction with the Navteq map has the potential to deliver multiple benefits to solution providers, including cost savings (less damage to trucks and less gas used because of detours), improved safety (fewer accidents involving bridges and overpasses) and planning efficiencies (optimized “last five mile” route calculation.)

To build the Navteq North American truck attribute data set, Navteq says it collaborates with both private and public data sources and conducts quality testing to make sure the data meets Navteq’s quality requirements. Once qualified, the data is linked to the Navteq map and made available to customers on a quarterly basis in ESRI Shapefile, MapInfo TAB and Oracle Export formats.

For more information, go to www.navteq.com.