Geographic Data Technology, Inc. (GDT), a developer of premier map databases, and geoVue, the provider of location intelligence solutions, announced a substantial expansion of their long-standing data partnership. geoVue, which has used elements of GDT’s map intelligence in its progression toward open data standards since early 1999, will be fully operational on GDT as of the first quarter of 2003, making GDT the
sole provider of U.S. and Canadian geographic data for geoVue customers.
For GDT, this move represents the continuation of a growing trend toward adoption of the company’s geographic data, which is widely acknowledged to be among the best available in the market today. An increasing percentage of U.S.-based enterprises are currently naming preferred or exclusive data sources for geographic intelligence. In some
cases this decision is made for quality control, preferred data formats or for simple consistency and economies of scale. For a growing number of those companies, that preferred source is GDT.