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Jun 11, 2008

Tele Atlas Announces New Digital Map Platform

Tele Atlas announced the release of a new digital map system today. Called MultiNav, the map platform has a smaller data footprint designed to to provide navigation application developers greater flexibility and reduce development time. The latest platform is compatible with the firm's existing digital map content with more localized content promised for later.

Tele Atlas cites three big enhancements of the new MultiNav platform:

  • Optimized data structure to enable developers to compile data faster and more easily.
  • Reduced data footprint to optimize device cost and efficiency.
  • A single global data specification that incorporates a single global map solution.

Developers that have been using the new platform have reported that they have significantly reduced their data footprint. The firm says that the new digital map platform will allow maps of all available European countries to fit on an SD card with with less than 2 gigabytes of memory.

Tele Atlas provides digital maps and content of more than 200 countries for navigation and location-based services (LBS). Founded in 1984, the firm employes about 2,500 people in 24 countries.

More information on MultiNav can be found here.

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