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Tele Atlas extends Asia Pacific coverage with new Southeast Asia maps

Singapore, 20 November 2006 – Tele Atlas, a provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions, today announced the availability of its integrated digital maps of Southeast Asian countries.

The updated Tele Atlas MultiNet database includes comprehensive maps of Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand and more than 200,000 points of interest (POIs) to help personal navigation system and mobile phone users easily find places and services such as restaurants and cinemas, as well as pharmacies, dentists, doctors and car rental facilities.

The news follows Tele Atlas’ recent announcement of a license and distribution agreement with Beijing Changdi Youhao Mapping Technologies Co., Ltd., an affiliate of China-based Ritu Information Systems Inc. That agreement will give Tele Atlas Asia Pacific full map coverage of 337 Chinese cities, complete with censor codes, and put the company in a lead position in the region, with maps covering seven countries and territories and hundreds of millions of inhabitants.

MultiNet Southeast Asia features include:

– Navigable street network data in Malaysia for the major cities of Seremban, Melaka and Pinang. Additionally, the major road network coverage has been increased to cover more than 65 percent of the population, and index areas have been included for the first time to improve addressing and geocoding

– Updated street network data in Singapore with new and realigned geometry in the Changi and Hougang areas and house numbers for the entire country

– Navigable street network data and newly incorporated index areas for Bangkok, covering nearly 10 percent of the population of Thailand. In addition, street network data is now available for more than half of the total population, and the interconnecting street network is complete for the entire country

– About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power navigation and location-based services. Founded in 1984, the company employs approximately 2,300 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 20 countries around the world and uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans and more than 50,000 data sources to continually update its maps. For more information, visit www.teleatlas.com.