GIS Solutions and NAVTEQ Awarded Contract with U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) to Deliver Data Management Solutions for the Transportation System

July 29, 2010 -- GIS Solutions, Inc. was selected by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) to complete a contract for GIS technical services and NAVTEQ® map data for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS).

GIS Solutions will provide consulting services to aggregate the NAVTEQ® map with other supported data and then convert the data into useable formats supported by RITA/BTS applications.  Specifically, NAVTEQ map data will be integrated with geospatial transportation networks and facilities to enable a multi-modal network that supports routing within the RITA/BTS application, GeoMiler. The GeoMiler application develops core multi-modal routing models for domestic and export shipments for various transportation systems including sea ports, airports, railways and roads.  

"We are pleased to add U.S. DOT to our list of federal clients who will be leveraging NAVTEQ map data.  U.S. DOT will be able to leverage the power of NAVTEQ maps to support their innovative solutions and enterprise GIS data management," states Tim Johnson, President, GIS Solutions, Inc.

“NAVTEQ’s comprehensive map data, combined with GIS Solution’s expertise in mapping integration allow us to work together for the delivery of high quality enterprise applications and services.” commented Roy Kolstad, vice president, Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. “We are committed to supporting all Federal Government agencies and believe that access to a complete, accurate nationwide map dataset will help the USDOT develop and deliver research and analysis more efficiently and facilitate greater geospatial transportation collaboration.”

About GIS Solutions
Established as a full service Geographic Information System (GIS) consulting firm in 1992, GIS Solutions, Inc. ( provides GIS products and services to federal, state, local and private sector clients, including Fortune 500 companies. GIS Solutions’ corporate headquarters is located in Springfield, Illinois with a regional office located in Chicago.   GIS Solutions is an Authorized Business Partner and Consultant with ESRI -- the recognized world leader in GIS technology.   GIS Solutions programming staff maintain expertise in the customization, deployment, and use of ESRI technology and are experts in integrating applications using ESRI software with industry-standard technologies.

NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data (digital location content) enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world.  NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital location content 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 4700 employees located in 204 offices in 46 countries.

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


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