Ghent, Belgium, 28 August 2006: Tele Atlas has announced it will expand its map update system with Map Insight, an online tool that allows users of Internet, personal navigation and wireless devices and applications powered by Tele Atlas data to quickly report changes to the company. Tele Atlas already uses a combination of professional drivers, innovative mobile mapping van technology and other authoritative information sources to ensure that planned and existing changes are accurately incorporated into its maps.
With Map Insight, users of these systems will be able to locate and describe situations where the mapping application does not reflect the real world and report them directly to Tele Atlas. The system will feature: A display of the most current Tele Atlas map data; Digital analysis of data submitted by users in order to more rapidly respond to changes in the real world; Quality control checks to ensure accuracy.
Mio Technology, one of Tele Atlas’ application partners and a leading supplier of a wide range of personal navigation devices, plans to offer the Map Insight tool on its own website. “This tool offers our end users a great opportunity to participate in building and improving the Tele Atlas map database. It also helps us to interact with our most dedicated customers,” said Paul Notteboom, Mio Technology Europe President.
Map Insight is accessible in limited availability at http://www.teleatlas.com.” Tele Atlas’ Map Insight also is expected to soon be available via additional partner websites. Map Insight will be made generally available during the fourth quarter of 2006.
Headquartered in Germany, Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic location content. The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems, mobile and Internet map applications that help GPS system users find the places, products and services they need, wherever they are.