Kenya and Nigeria: NAVTEQ announced map coverage expansion with intermediate maps for Nigeria and Kenya. Covering 140,000 kilometres of road in Nigeria, 60,000 kilometres in Kenya and a combined 23,000 Points of Interest (POIs), these maps will enable enhanced navigation functionality.
Covered in the Nigerian map are 14 cities in the country’s 36 states, from their main highways down to side roads. The map also includes 17,000 POIs, making it a value addition for any navigation device. Containing the highest quality 3rd party data available, the Kenya map is of good quality and detail, covering nine cities and seven of the country’s major national parks and game parks including the relevant tourist POIs, like Nairobi National Park and Masai Mara National Reserve. Approximately 6,000 POIs are also included in the Kenya map.
Frank Pauli, Vice President EMEA Map and Content Products, NAVTEQ, said, “The launch of the Kenya and Nigeria Intermediate Map sets is an important milestone towards the achievement of NAVTEQ’s strategy of comprehensive coverage of the East and West African regions. The growing tourism market in Kenya and the surrounding countries and the importance of Nigeria as an economic hub in West Africa put both countries high on NAVTEQ’s priorities list. We look forward to further rollouts of the regions.”
Intermediate maps are a separate class of map data provided by NAVTEQ to support customers who are interested in introducing location based services (LBS) and navigation applications in emerging markets. Intermediate map’s offering is an important tool for customers who need a faster time to market in key regions of the world and desire the same exceptional service and support they have come to expect from NAVTEQ. Based on third party source data deemed by NAVTEQ to be the highest quality available, Intermediate Maps do not adhere to the same specifications or required verification as the company’s flagship product, the NAVTEQ map.