Eden Prairie, MN – November 29, 2007 - Facet Technology Corp. today announced the availability of the SightMap® routable road network for the continental United States. SightMap® includes the public roadways in the US at high accuracy and includes full routing and connectivity data. Customers can choose from a variety of features including turn-by-turn navigation, street-level imagery, 3D roadways, slope, signage, and several other innovative features. The SightMap® routable network is available for use in portable navigation devices, in-dash vehicle applications, on-line location based services and mobile handsets.
“The development of the SightMap® routable network is a natural evolution of our technology and database”, stated Robert Laumeyer, CTO of Facet. “For years, we have been mapping hundreds of counties and thousands of miles of roads across the United States. This experience, together with the resulting development of our massive database of navigation data and street-level imagery, has allowed Facet to create the most accurate and correct map of the roads within the continental US. We look forward to rapidly expanding this effort to Canada and Europe.”
Andrew Munyon, Facet's VP of Business Development stated that “The unique skills, capabilities, and data have enabled us to create a map-making process that we feel will reshape the industry. Location Based Service providers will require content that is rapidly and accurately updated. SightMap® is built for the demands of LBS providers.”
“The map-to-machine interface will become an increasingly important link for automobile navigation and safety”, added Munyon. “The SightMap® spatial accuracy and attribution will enable an expanded set of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System) features for automotive manufacturers and equipment suppliers.”
Facet Technology Corp., a privately held company founded in 1998, is a leader in large scale mapping technology and applications. Utilizing patented techniques and sophisticated mobile mapping systems, Facet has delivered precision mapping and property imagery content to a variety of customers since 2000.
Facet Technology Corp.
6517 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Andrew Munyon, Business Development
Phone: 952-944-1839 x203