U.S. Armed Forces Renew NAVTEQ(R) Map Data Contracts

Contracts renewed for GeoDecisions' IRRIS(R) application and MilitaryHOMEFRONT web portal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, today announced from the ESRI Federal User Conference that it has again been selected as the primary map data provider for both the IRRIS and MilitaryHOMEFRONT LBS applications used by the United States Military personnel.

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Currently, GeoDecisions maintains and enhances IRRIS using NAVTEQ's highly accurate map data for the Army Transportation Engineering Agency. IRRIS provides near-real-time information necessary for improved decision making in order to organize military and emergency personnel while globally tracking military convoys and freight. Additionally, Points of Interest (POIs) vital to America's security such as government offices, medical facilities and hospitals, fire and police departments, bus and commuter rail lines and gas stations are indicated in NAVTEQ's database.

MilitaryHOMEFRONT is a Website with tools and features uniquely designed for the military community. Since its launch in 2004, MilitaryHOMEFRONT has become a core component of the resources offered by the Department of Defense (DoD) to military personnel. NAVTEQ provides detailed street maps and POIs to assist the military community in locating essential services worldwide. Under the renewal contract, NAVTEQ will provide updated data and will continue to work with the DoD and application providers to further extend and enhance MilitaryHOMEFRONT to provide additional capabilities.

"NAVTEQ has been a longstanding supplier of data for US Government applications," stated Roy Kolstad, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. "The renewal of both the IRRIS and MilitaryHOMEFRONT contracts illustrates the importance of accurate, high-quality map data for mission-critical LBS applications."

Visit the NAVTEQ booth (#131) at the conference to learn more about how NAVTEQ is enhancing IRRIS. Additionally, find out how Ardent Management Consulting, a leading program management firm that counts the US Government as one of its clients, is using NAVTEQ street data to build effective forecasting tools for man-made and natural disasters, such response planning for active hurricane seasons.

About GeoDecisions

GeoDecisions' experienced staff of professional consultants, analysts, and developers supports clients across the United States. Fundamental to the company's award-winning approach is the integration of spatial information to empower existing systems and processes. GeoDecisions' philosophy is based on an enterprise wide approach to the integration of diverse information technologies, data formats, and systems.

GeoDecisions is ISO 9001:2000 certified for its operations nationwide.

About NAVTEQ

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 location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,000 employees located in 196 offices and in 36 countries.

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

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




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