NAVTEQ Selected by SIGSA to Provide Navigable Maps for Enterprise GIS Solutions Aimed at Government and Commercial Customers in Mexico

SIGSA, ESRI's authorized distributor in Mexico, is now a NAVTEQ reseller

CHICAGO,—October 06, 2009 —
/PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, announced today that it has established a reseller agreement with Sistemas de Informacion Geografica (SIGSA), the authorized ESRI distributor for Mexico.

SIGSA offers a complete solution of geospatial services including aerial photography, digital photogrammetry, digital maps, DTM, DEM generation, data collection, digital map publishing and enterprise GIS system development for both private companies and Mexican state, municipal and federal institutions.

SIGSA is also recognized as one of ESRI's largest and most successful distributors in the Americas. As an authorized NAVTEQ distributor, SIGSA will now have the ability to sell NAVTEQ map data of Mexico. NAVTEQ's map data of Mexico can be used to provide navigation and routing capabilities as a complementary layer to the information provided in SIGSA's existing solution. SIGSA will specialize in bundling ESRI software and tools with NAVTEQ map data to develop, implement and integrate geospatial applications using ESRI GIS and BPM (Business Process Management) for their customers.

"We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality map data solutions to meet their demanding geospatial needs," stated Carlos Salman, general director--SIGSA. "We believe the addition of NAVTEQ map data to our product portfolio will not only provide us with a competitive edge as a geospatial solutions provider but will provide our customers with the most up-to-date and accurate street database available in the marketplace."

"ESRI and NAVTEQ have had a longstanding successful business relationship, and we are pleased to expand this to include SIGSA," stated Roy Kolstad, vice president and general manager--Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. "SIGSA is recognized as a leading GIS company in Mexico with a track record of proven solutions. By working with them, we are positioned to more strategically distribute our data to ESRI government and commercial users throughout Mexico."

Known for their quality, NAVTEQ maps are built to a single data specification allowing customers to easily and cost-effectively move into new markets by optimizing their development efforts in one country for use in another. In addition to maps for Mexico, NAVTEQ provides maps in Latin America for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. Additionally, a dedicated technical customer support team is available to assist customers with integrating its map into applications.

In Mexico, the NAVTEQ map covers approximately 470,000 km or 96% of the population. The Mexico map also contains over 136,000 Points of Interest (POIs) such as restaurants, hotels, gas stations and banks to provide users with the ability to select their destination by either the POI listing or address. NAVTEQ geographic analysts located in Mexico City and Leon use local knowledge and local contacts to collect and verify details of the roads. They drive thousands of kilometers each year and have local knowledge of road network changes helping to make NAVTEQ maps the freshest and most up-to-date offerings available.


Sistemas de Informacion Geografica (SIGSA) is a Mexican company, established in 1980 to provide precise and up-to-date geographic information to state, municipal and federal institutions as well as private companies to help them make more intelligent business decisions. SIGSA is the exclusive distributor of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in Mexico and represents companies like ENVI ITT, Trimble, DHI, GARMIN and a partner of Microsoft, SAP, IBM and Oracle.


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 4,400 employees located in 192 offices and in 43 countries.


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