MapQuest, the online mapping, routing, and global location services company and wholly owned subsidiary of America Online, Inc., and Tele Atlas, a worldwide provider of digital map data and location content, announced the integration of Tele Atlas map data into MapQuest Advantage Enterprise, a client-server system that enables enterprises to integrate maps, driving directions, and other location-based technology into Web and desktop applications.
This bundled solution leverages a new data source to deliver MapQuest Advantage Enterprise customers detailed street level mapping and enhanced routing. Unique to the offering, the data set from Tele Atlas is tagged with location codes, enabling applications to more easily attach dynamic content and routing information to the maps. The data attributes offers customers data solution that is compatible with the MapQuest Enterprise Advantage product.
AirLink Communications, a provider of wireless and mobile data solutions, is the first customer to integrate this bundled solution into its application—the AirLink Tracking System (ATS). ATS is a low cost, feature-rich fleet management system that uses public wireless packet data networks to transmit vehicle and location information to a mapping display console.