NAVTEQ releases Entry Map, first release available in Eastern Europe

NAVTEQ releases Entry Map, first release available in Eastern Europe

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Chicago, USA, 30 January 2007 – NAVTEQ, a provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has announced a broader set of data to complement its navigable NAVTEQ map.

This new map, named Entry Map, is focused on providing basic road coverage. Entry Map has been developed for applications in global GIS, fleet, and location applications for wireless and internet uses. It has been harmonized to the standard formats commonly used in NAVTEQ maps.

The first release of Entry Map provides data for the following18 countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Russia (Kaliningrad), Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

The release includes road geometry on major highways and between cities in Eastern Europe and Turkey. Additional levels of roads including rural and residential roads and select Points of Interest (POIs) for major towns are also included where available. Complete global availability of Entry Map is anticipated for Q2/07.

Entry Map allows one-stop shopping and integration of map data around the world. Users will be able to visualize their location and plan a route on the road network through applications that use map display, geocoding and reverse geocoding functionality.

NAVTEQ’s Entry Map portfolio combined with the existing highly accurate proprietary NAVTEQ Map provides the industry with a unique opportunity to source their global map needs from one supplier.

“Entry Map will enable NAVTEQ to address a large number of geographic areas previously under served by the digital map industry,” stated Mary Hardwick, Vice President of Product Management, Europe, Middle East and Africa for NAVTEQ.

“Additionally, because Entry Map can be edge matched to NAVTEQ maps, our customers will be able to rapidly develop the seamless global, regional and cross-country solutions users are demanding. The combination of these two digital maps in Europe for example, provides regional road network coverage from Portugal through Russia, and from Norway through Turkey.”

– About NAVTEQ
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 2,100 employees located in 139 offices in 25 countries.