Tele Atlas Expands Digital Map Coverage in South America

Company Furthers Lead in Delivering Global Digital Maps with Broadened Coverage of Brazil

LEBANON, N.H., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Tele Atlas , a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions, today announced the expansion of digital map coverage in South America, with increased coverage in Brazil. As part of its ongoing global expansion strategy, and in response to increased demand from global customers for highly detailed and accurate maps of all major countries, Tele Atlas' maps in Brazil now reach more than 65 percent of the country's population, with significant coverage focus on economic growth areas.

With this release, Tele Atlas is successfully bringing to market digital maps with a considerable increase in navigable city coverage, furthering the company's lead position in the Brazil market. Maps for Brazil now feature detailed street-level map coverage for more than 1,000 municipalities, incorporating major and interconnecting roads, and include navigable data for more than 150 cities, such as Brasilia, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Sao Paulo. With the country's rapidly expanding infrastructure and growing population, Tele Atlas considers Brazil a strategic region.

"Expanding Tele Atlas' footprint in Brazil demonstrates our commitment to the growing, dynamic South American market," said George Fink, president and chief operating officer, Tele Atlas. "By continually expanding our digital map coverage on a global level, we are able to best support our partners in reaching key markets with their location-based applications and further developing their businesses."

Digital maps for Brazil are expected to be available for Tele Atlas partner application developers and device manufacturers in the personal navigation, automotive, Internet and wireless markets by the beginning of April.

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power some of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services. The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users find the people, places, products and services they need, wherever they are. We also work with business partners who trust our digital map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet and infrastructure services. Founded in 1984, the company provides maps covering 64 countries around the world. Tele Atlas has approximately 2,400 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries and uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans and more than 50,000 data resources to deliver highly accurate and up-to-date digital maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit www.teleatlas.com.

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




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