Navigation Technologies Launches Digital Map Coverage of Oman; Updates Coverage of the United Arab Emirates
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Navigation Technologies Launches Digital Map Coverage of Oman; Updates Coverage of the United Arab Emirates

CHICAGO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Navigation Technologies, a leading provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation, Internet/wireless applications and business solutions today announced digital map coverage in Oman and updated coverage of the United Arab Emirates. The coverage is now available on a single CD and allows for seamless travel between the two countries. This announcement follows Navigation Technologies' introduction of digital map coverage throughout the Gulf region including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain.

Navigation Technologies' detailed coverage of Oman covers nearly 1,500 miles of digitally mapped roads, including Oman's capital city, Muscat, and the city of Buraymi. The update in the United Arab Emirates covers more than 7,700 miles and includes addressing and zoning details in the Emirate of Dubai, as well as several new cities and verified data in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition, the United Arab Emirates' major road network has been completely updated.

Coverage of these areas enables in-car navigation systems, Internet and wireless solutions and other business applications to provide detailed directions and to identify destinations or points of interest such as restaurants, hotels, shopping centers, gas stations and banks. In addition, coverage also includes detailed attributes such as road sign text and other categories that help optimize routes.

"Our expanded coverage in Oman and the United Arab Emirates further demonstrates our commitment to meet the growing global demand for detailed, navigable digital maps," said John MacLeod, Executive Vice President, North American and World Markets at Navigation Technologies. "Our customers in the Gulf Coast Countries and in all corners of the world will continue to see Navigation Technologies deliver the most accurate, detailed digital map coverage."

About Navigation Technologies

Navigation Technologies creates the digital maps that power navigation and location-based services around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and is privately held. The company's 1,200 employees are in over 100 offices in 18 countries. For more information, visit .

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Source: Navigation Technologies Corporation