GDT Expands Relationship with First Base Solutions to Provide Enhanced Foundation Map for Online Data Warehouse

SAN DIEGO—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Aug. 10, 2004— Geographic Data Technology, Inc., recently acquired by Tele Atlas, a developer of premier map databases, today announced an expanded partnership with Canadian e-commerce data vendor First Base Solutions, Inc. to power web-based index maps to help business users select spatial data for use in high precision mapping, municipal and utility applications.

A GDT customer since 2001, FBS collects, assimilates, and distributes spatial data, providing comprehensive and innovative solutions for engineers, planners, surveyors, architects, land developers, utility companies and municipalities.

GDT's Dynamap(R)/Canada map data is used as the foundation for index maps that help customers select a purchase area in the FBS Map Warehouse that contains a variety of high quality mapping products made by FBS and available through re-licensing arrangements. The site is designed to allow users to readily identify and view a geographic area of interest and then download and purchase mapping data including orthophotos, parcel maps, flood line maps and digital elevation modeling.

Compiled from a vast network of sources, the Dynamap/Canada map data provides comprehensive street and address coverage, highly accurate geocoding rates, and excellent map display. The database contains nearly 100,000 kilometres of accurately positioned streets for better map representation and enhanced accuracy. GDT continually updates Dynamap/Canada to ensure the most complete and accurate coverage for Canadian provinces. During the last year, GDT has added more than 10,000 kilometres of new streets and more than 20,000 kilometres of newly named and addressed streets.

FBS plans to expand its use of the Dynamap/Canada database to power Zoom2it Map, an upcoming subscription mapping service that will provide online interactive access to aerial photography in Southern Ontario. GDT's mapping data will appear on Zoom2it index maps in combination with First Base Solutions Aerial Imagery and other third-party data sets.

"GDT's mapping data has provided the coverage and accuracy we need to ensure our customers can find the locations they need for their business analysis," said Jeremy Hanna, Senior Web Developer at First Base Solutions. "GDT provides mapping information throughout Canada so our customers are able to better manage their facilities and select the right spatial data for their business analyses."

"First Base Solutions makes a wealth of spatial data easily available for engineers, planners and surveyors who need quick access to detailed mapping information," said John Cassidy, GDT GIS Market Director.

About GDT

Geographic Data Technology, Inc., recently acquired by Tele Atlas, is the premier developer of map databases that help businesses and consumers manage, understand, and analyze geographic relationships. With more than 24 years experience in data management and compilation, GDT's proven and tested processes allow for the detection and management of ongoing change so that customers are assured of complete, current, and correct geographic information. GDT is ISO 9001:2000 certified for all processes associated with the company's business. With consistent coverage throughout the United States and Canada, GDT data includes large city centers, rural areas, and fast-growing suburbs. An efficient compilation process coupled with change management systems and tools create cost-effective, flexible data solutions for a variety of markets and applications. For more information, visit the GDT Web site at

About First Base Solutions, Inc.

First Base Solutions, Inc. collects, assimilates, and distributes spatial data, providing comprehensive and innovative solutions that enable clients to make informative, cost-effective decisions. With an online e-commerce mapping warehouse, FBS provides distribution of spatial data and enables deployment of mapping within third-party Internet applications. FBS offers consulting and project management for municipal and utility GIS systems and provides conversion, migration, and maintenance of electric, water, sewer, and gas data. The company provides custom GIS application development and field asset inventories for municipalities and electric utilities. FBS is a wholly owned subsidiary of J.D. Barnes Limited. For more information, visit the FBS Web site at

Dynamap is a registered trademark of GDT.

Ken Clay, 800-331-7881 Ext. 1337

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