NAVTEQ a global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has been selected by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to collaborate with GIS Solutions and ESRI to develop and implement a statewide comprehensive digital road network database. The road network will serve as a key component to integrating information within one database, serving as a foundation for a statewide enterprise system. IDOT’s plans for a single unified road database will be suitable for use by all functional areas of IDOT as well as other governmental agencies in Illinois.
Under this agreement NAVTEQ will deliver quarterly updates of the map database to GIS Solutions, who are then responsible for integration and deployment within the IDOT environment. A comprehensive GIS roadway base will be a significant milestone in terms of GIS deployment and use in Illinois. The robustness of the data will allow for the development of multiple applications, all based on a common set of features, allowing for a common display and analysis base for all of the state’s governmental agencies.