Chicago, IL – July 27, 2006 – NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, has been selected as the provider of Points of Interest (POI) information by the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for use on its MilitaryHOMEFRONT (www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil) and MilitaryInstallations (www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil) websites, which support quality of life and relocation activities for the military community.
NAVTEQ’s detailed POI data is available on the MilitaryHOMEFRONT and MilitaryInstallations websites supporting military installations in ten countries worldwide including North America, Europe and Southeast Asia providing hundreds of thousands of Service members and their families access to local off-base information, including schools, hospitals and medical care offices, banks, restaurants, gas stations, hotels and facilities, child care, and entertainment.
NAVTEQ’s POI data is geo-referenced to the NAVTEQ map, which allows navigation users to find and route to the locations they are searching for. In addition, listing information such as the name of the location, address and telephone number is included.
The MilitaryHOMEFRONT and MilitaryInstallations websites are important information sources that military personnel rely on to understand and locate services in proximity to military bases.
“NAVTEQ has been a longstanding supplier of data for U.S. government applications and we are firmly committed to maintaining that support in the future,” stated Roy Kolstad, Vice President and General Manager – Business and Government Solutions, NAVTEQ. “We are confident that NAVTEQ’s extensive POIs will allow military users to more easily and efficiently access location information and route to their selected destinations.“
MilitaryHOMEFRONT and MilitaryInstallations web portals are the central, trusted, and up-to-date source for Service members and their families to obtain information about all Department of Defense Quality of Life programs and services. The site is a service of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Dr. David S. C. Chu. Dr. Chu is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Defense for Total Force Management as it relates to National Guard and Reserve component affairs, health affairs, training, and personnel requirements and management including equal opportunity, morale, welfare, recreation, and quality of life matters.
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 locations-based service solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 1,900 employees located in 133 offices in 24 countries.