Chicago, USA, September 13, 2006 – NAVTEQ, a global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, has been selected as a primary map data provider by the US Government. NAVTEQ will provide road network and standard points of interest data under a government-wide enterprise license to numerous Government agencies supporting US homeland defense.
NAVTEQ employs one of the industry’s most rigorous quality control programs resulting in the highest levels of quality and precision. The NAVTEQ database is developed by a team of approximately 600 geographic analysts and includes detailed attributes from turn restrictions and relative road crossing heights to road segment access restrictions, one-way streets and speed categories that help optimize routing. Additionally, NAVTEQ maps include points of interest including restaurants, hospitals, shopping centers and leisure facilities, making it easier to locate and route to many different destinations.
“We are pleased to be recognized as an important component in the Government’s strategy to provide infrastructure information for road and transportation programs and critical initiatives such as homeland security,” remarked Roy Kolstad, Vice President and General Manager – Business and Government Solutions, 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 2,000 employees located in 139 offices in 25 countries.