NAVTEQ Selected by DM Solutions to Power MapSherpa

MapSherpa creates personalized maps of Canada for recreational users

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, announced today that NAVTEQ(R) digital map data will be powering MapSherpa, an online service from DM Solutions that creates high quality paper and printable maps of Canada.

MapSherpa delivers maps that combine topographic content with NAVTEQ digital map data to create robust, accurate cartographic map products. MapSherpa is designed for use in the field by recreation enthusiasts such as hikers, canoeists, campers and skiers. The product allows users to incorporate their own information such as a planned hike, campsites, boat launches and cottages. MapSherpa uses NAVTEQ digital map data and user preferences to create premium cartographic products for the user's precise area and route.

With its rich map database, NAVTEQ brings a broad spectrum of solutions to life. NAVTEQ digital content optimizes the quality of location-oriented applications whether they are used for optimizing internal business operations, recreation, driving or walking. By employing a single global specification, NAVTEQ is able to deliver fresh, quality data that is consistent with real-world conditions, resulting in a multi-faceted and comprehensive product.

"MapSherpa's goal is to deliver superior digital maps with the value-add of user defined geography and content," commented Dave McIlhagga, President and CEO of DM Solutions Group. "NAVTEQ provides an important contribution so that MapSherpa maps meet these high-quality cartographic goals."

"Working together with DM Solutions has proven to be a relationship demonstrating innovation, collaboration and execution," said Roy Kolstad, vice president, enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. "NAVTEQ is committed to providing customers with the high quality, robust data that can enable their product goals."

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About DM Solutions Group

DM Solutions Group is a leading developer of web mapping solutions - the company's exclusive focus since its founding in 1998. The company is a leading developer of MapServer, OpenLayers and numerous other open source mapping technologies that form the basis of the more than 100 web mapping applications developed by the company. DM Solutions Group resells NAVTEQ data optimized for use with MapServer and runs the recently launched MapSherpa service that provides high quality custom maps of Canada to consumers. DM Solutions Group is based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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About MapSherpa

MapSherpa is an online service that allows users to create custom high quality maps of Canada. MapSherpa seeks to deliver professional cartographic quality maps, personalized to meet each individual users' needs. MapSherpa features outdoor-ready topographic maps of any resolution and area chosen by users along with beautiful terrain maps across the country and street maps for urban areas. Free membership allows members to create maps and save them for future use. MapSherpa is a service provided by DM Solutions Group, a leader in the development of web mapping technologies since 1998.


NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location-based platforms around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,400 employees located in 192 offices and in 43 countries.

NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.



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