NAVTEQ Releases Complete Detailed Coverage for Western Europe

Highest Attribution Level Covers 100% of Western European Population

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, achieved the major milestone of 100% complete Detailed Coverage of Western Europe. With the Q4/06 release of complete Detailed Coverage for Western Europe, all navigable and named roads in Western Europe have been fully verified to the NAVTEQ(R) data specification. One hundred percent Detailed Coverage is NAVTEQ's highest database specification level meaning all roads in the road network are included and database attributes have been verified. Attributes allow navigation applications to avoid legal and physical restrictions and provide important driver information such as number of lanes in each direction of travel, speed limits and special speed situations. Also included are over 60 categories of Points of Interest (POIs) throughout Western Europe that assist users in selecting their destination and routing to more than 1.5 million businesses like restaurants, stores and gas stations.

"Customers tell us that map accuracy is the most important criteria when selecting map data," stated Mary Hardwick, Vice President of Product Management for NAVTEQ. "And complete Detailed Coverage represents the highest real-world accuracy available from NAVTEQ. Additionally, developing the database to a single data specification across all Western Europe countries affords our customers the efficiency to provide pan-regional solutions."

Supporting NAVTEQ's efforts in Europe is a staff of over 300 geographic analysts who have driven millions of kilometers of road to collect and verify the navigable attributes that enable accurate turn-by-turn guidance. "Changes in collection and verification processes have improved tremendously over time," stated veteran geographic analyst Pieter Feijen who created some of the first maps in the Netherlands in the early nineties. Feijen, now Netherlands Country Manager for NAVTEQ, elaborated on the changes in the build process. "Initially, Germany was created using topographic paper maps. By the late- nineties every link in Luxemburg was edited using large scale aerial photographs. Today we leverage over 80,000 sources from satellite imagery to in-vehicle video capture to provide a quality map experience for our customers."

"One hundred percent detailed coverage of Western Europe is a testament to our committed staff of geographic analysts," stated Torsten Krenz, Vice President of Global Expansion in NAVTEQ's Digital Mapping Operations. "Even though the database includes over six million KM of navigable road network, our geographic analysts have driven over fourteen million KM to not only create the original detailed coverage, but to also maintain that level of coverage in completed geographic areas."

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.

This document may include certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", "seeks", "estimates" or words of similar meaning. These statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 2, 2006, in each case as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors. NAVTEQ does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060313/NAVTEQLOGO )

Web site: http://www.navteq.com/




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Trimble

Harris

Featured Video
Jobs
GIS Software Developer for UDC at Englewood, CO
GIS Analyst for G2 Partners LLC at San Ramon, CA
ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHIC DESIGNER for Blitz at San Francisco, CA
Structural Engineer for Albert Kahn and Associates at Detroit, MI
Senior Mechanical Engineer for Albert Kahn and Associates at Detroit, MI
Upcoming Events
GIS-PRO 2017 at Jacksonville FL - Oct 23 - 26, 2017
GEO WEEK 2017 at Washington DC - Oct 23 - 27, 2017
Commercial UAV EXPO Americas at The Westgate Resort Las Vegas NV - Oct 24 - 26, 2017
6th International Colloquium on Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of GNSS / Galileo at Technical University of Valencia Valencia Spain - Oct 25 - 27, 2017
Teledyne Optech
CADalog.com - Countless CAD add-ons, plug-ins and more.



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise