Navteq creates global match of digital maps

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Navteq, a global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, announced the expansion of its Entry Maps. The new development creates the only global portfolio of digital maps that are edge-matched to each other and to Navteq maps, the company says.

Entry Maps has been developed to enable the growing range of world-wide solutions supporting global Geographic Information System (GIS), fleet, and location applications for wireless and Internet uses. By utilizing map display, geocoding and reverse geocoding functionality, customers will be able to develop solutions that allow users to visualize their location and track their movement.

Applications supported may range from map display and ‘find me’ products to solutions such as fleet management that can aid fleet owners in boosting efficiencies, controlling costs, improving customer service, and enhancing revenue opportunities, the company says.

“Our global customers have told us they need access to road geometry throughout the world to execute their business plans,” stated Cliff Fox, Senior Vice President of Product Management.

Entry Maps contain all the major highways and major cities for a given country. Additional levels of roads including rural and residential roads and Points of Interest (POIs) for major towns are also included in some select areas. Entry Maps are available in 184 countries including the Eastern Europe Entry Maps that were released earlier this year.