NAVTEQ to Provide Utilities Data Licensing through ESRI

Enables utility companies to be more cost effective

June 24, 2009 -- Chicago,IL--NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, today announced that it will now offer a Utility Street Data Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) as an enhancement to the recently launched ESRI Small Utilities ELA. Available only through ESRI, this customized NAVTEQ offering can be obtained by any U.S. utility with meter counts of 100,000 or less.

"With this new pricing option, utilities can now access accurate street layer data that previously may have been cost prohibitive," said Bill Meehan, utilities industry director, ESRI. "By combining both the ESRI Small Utilities ELA with the NAVTEQ Utility Street Data offering, these companies will have the content and tools to facilitate the rapid implementation of an enterprise-wide geographic information system."

NAVTEQ and ESRI recognize the importance that rich data plays in the successful implementation of enterprise solutions. Utilities that choose to incorporate NAVTEQ map data will gain access to regularly updated street map data—a cost-effective alternative to creating street data in-house. Additionally, these utilities will have the ability to use NAVTEQ data throughout their companies including desktop and server applications.

"By making this new NAVTEQ Utility Street Data licensing option available to ESRI customers, utility companies of any size can now experience the benefits of having updated street map data that allows them to be more efficient and cost effective," added Roy Kolstad, vice president and general manager, Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. "The NAVTEQ map is the common denominator for streamlining asset management, improving business operations, service delivery and customer satisfaction. We look forward to helping utilities nationwide capitalize on these opportunities."

The ESRI Small Utility ELA allows unlimited deployments of selected ESRI ArcGIS software, which is an open and interoperable technology platform that provides capabilities including advanced cartography and visualization, spatial analysis and geographic data management. ArcGIS software is a complete system to author, serve and use geographic information. The technology gets geographic information to those who need it, including analysts, decision makers, field staff, and the public, through its support of Web and desktop clients.

For more information regarding the NAVTEQ Utility Street Data ELA, visit or call 800-447-9778.

About ESRI
Since 1969, ESRI has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, ESRI software is used in more than 300,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. ESRI applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world's mapping and spatial analysis. ESRI is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location-based platforms around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,000 employees located in 190 offices and in 39 countries.

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