Tele Atlas Selected to Deliver Map Data for United States Geological Survey Products and Operations

Tele Atlas expands commitment of meeting mapping needs of Federal and State Government agencies, first responder communities

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- 2008 ESRI Federal User Conference -- Tele Atlas , a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mapping agency, today announced an agreement whereby the USGS will leverage Tele Atlas digital map data to help develop internal USGS mapping operations solutions and for use within the USGS Web Locator application for the display of maps and geocoded addresses.

"As we continue to expand the scope of our map-based offerings and more organizations and individuals seek map-related information from USGS, it is vital that we are able to continue to offer products of the highest quality," said Kari Craun, Director of the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC).

Through the agreement, the USGS will deliver Web-based 1:24,000-scale maps containing the U.S. National Grid in conjunction with Tele Atlas map data, to support the efforts of the USGS serving the emergency and first responder communities. All USGS products will continue to be modeled on the traditional 7.5-minute topographic maps and designed for mainstream digital map users.

"We're proud to work with the USGS to power its mapping applications and to collaborate to help deliver its first products based on private and public cartographic resources," said John Cassidy, vice president of enterprise and government markets, Tele Atlas. "The strength and accuracy of our digital maps and the broad application offerings available through the USGS combine to meet the demands of vital government and public service functions, as well as for the individual map user, to better support the USGS mission."

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power some of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users find the people, places, products, and services they need, wherever they are. The company also works with business partners who trust its digital map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet, and infrastructure services. Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers digital map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and today has approximately 2,500 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries and uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans, and more than 50,000 data resources to deliver highly accurate and up-to-date digital maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit

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  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'M. Fuller'
    Reads like a fluff piece or ad for TeleAtlas. Tell us what this agreement means to the GIS community.

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