Shanghai, China, 25 May 2006: Telcontar, a supplier of software platforms and services for the LBS market, announced on May 25, the launch of its Drill Down Server (DDS) 4.1. The newest version of the LBS industry’s geospatial software platform adds China map data and a host of customized performance enhancements that enable Telcontar customers to deploy dynamic location-enhanced applications that meet the region-specific needs of China’s burgeoning market.
In addition to the building blocks of consumer mapping and routing programmes — map rendering, driving directions, geocoding and proximity search — the latest version of Telcontar’s DDS platform adds a number of new performance features designed to meet China’s cultural needs. These features include support for Chinese characters, the ability to look up streets and points of interests and most especially, the ability to conduct landmark-based navigation — which is the preferred method of navigation in China as many streets are not identified by name.
Supporting the release of DDS 4.1, Telcontar is also releasing map data of China from NAV2 formatted in Telcontar’s highly efficient and patented Rich Map Format (RMF), a data format that provides map data access for fast route calculation and map display.