NAVTEQ Announces Availability of StreetMap Data for ArcGIS Product Line
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NAVTEQ Announces Availability of StreetMap Data for ArcGIS Product Line

CHICAGO, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, has collaborated with ESRI to begin shipping a new dataset for ESRI StreetMap Premium, the latest street database for use with ESRI's ArcGIS software products. ESRI's StreetMap Premium data includes NAVTEQ's comprehensive NAVSTREETS(R) map database for the United States, Canada and Europe.

NAVSTREETS is a comprehensive collection of navigable attributes, including turn-by-turn directions, the latest street geometry, address information, and water features. NAVSTREETS extensive database provides end- users a high level of accuracy and helps ESRI customers find locations and route efficiently to their destinations.

NAVTEQ's NAVSTREETS data is designed to help ArcGIS users easily add one of the highest quality and most current street databases to ESRI applications such as ArcGIS Desktop (ArcView, ArcEditor, and ArcInfo), ArcIMS RouteServer, and ArcGIS Server. In addition, a data option is available for use with the ArcGIS Network Analyst extension.

NAVTEQ's NAVSTREETS data is available in ESRI Smart Data Compression (SDC) format, and the entire North American dataset comes on one DVD. It can be used to geocode addresses and generate routes and driving directions, as a cartographic display, as a backdrop for plotting customer locations, or as a basemap.

Over 550 NAVTEQ field analysts drive millions of miles each year to create a high quality and accurate map database. NAVTEQ maps include detailed attributes such as turn restrictions, relative road crossing heights, road segment access restrictions, one-way streets, and speed categories to help optimize routing. NAVTEQ's comprehensive maps also include Points of Interest (POIs) such as restaurants, hospitals, shopping centers, and leisure facilities, making it easier to locate and route to many different destinations.

"NAVTEQ's consistent data quality and uniform specifications across all of North America and Europe help our customers reach their destinations more quickly and accurately," said Earl Nordstrand, Data and Commercial Solutions manager for ESRI.

"ESRI provides high-quality GIS software which enables industry-leading location solutions to reach commercial and government customers. NAVTEQ's NAVSTREETS database will help to support the map data requirements of ESRI's ArcGIS desktop and server family of products," stated Roy Kolstad, Vice President - Business and Government Solutions, NAVTEQ.

For more information on NAVTEQ NAVSTREETS map data contact your NAVTEQ Account Executive or your local ESRI regional office, or call ESRI at 1-800- 447-9778. Outside the United States, contact your local ESRI distributor.

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 .

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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 locations-based service solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 2,000 employees located in 133 offices in 24 countries.

    NAVTEQ and NAVSTREETS are trademarks in the U.S. and other countries.

This document may include certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", "seeks", "estimates" or words of similar meaning. These statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors. NAVTEQ does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document.

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