Off-road navigation software for mobile devices features Tele Atlas maps and DigitalGlobe satellite imagery
Longmont, Colo., December 7, 2009 – Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions and GPS Tuner, a software development company specialized in the off-road sector, announced an agreement under which Tele Atlas supplies digital maps on GPS Tuner Atlas, GPS Tuner’s off-road navigation software. The software also uses satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI), a leading global provider of commercial, high-resolution, world imagery products and services, to further enhance the user’s visual experience.
Through the agreement, GPS Tuner Atlas leverages Tele Atlas’ digital maps for Europe and North America to provide high quality navigation for outdoor enthusiasts ranging from geo-catchers to golfers, cyclists and runners.
“More and more mobile consumers want location information that enhances their lifestyles and leisure activities,” said Filip Neirynck, Vice President of Consumer Markets, Tele Atlas. “Working together with GPS Tuner and long-time industry partner DigitalGlobe, we are pleased to extend our portfolio with a powerful, visually compelling off-road navigation solution.”
“With Tele Atlas’ advanced approach to updating maps with community input, our end users are guaranteed the freshest possible maps for all of their adventures,” said Tamas Frigyes, CEO at GPS Tuner. “Working with Tele Atlas and DigitalGlobe ensures we are offering a unique, visually rich experience for our off-road customers.”
"High-resolution satellite imagery provides the visual context and accuracy required to produce a life-like navigation experience," said Rafay Khan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales, DigitalGlobe. "This application demonstrates features that add genuine value for the user by providing realistic off-road environments for consumers to explore."
GPS Tuner Atlas is the latest generation of off-road navigation software developed by GPS Tuner. The new software is compatible with a wide range of mobile devices. GPS Tuner Atlas is available via Pocketland, Handango and through other popular on-line distributors. The solution is expected to be available in Western Europe, North America and Asia embedded in specific outdoor devices in 2010.
About GPS Tuner
GPS Tuner is a privately-owned software development company developing off-road navigation software for PDAs, smartphones and dedicated devices. Started development in 2003, it sells its software to outdoor enthusiasts and professional off-road users.
About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power many of the world’s most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and has offices in 27 countries around the world. Today, Tele Atlas maps are developed with the insight of a community of millions of GPS system users worldwide, who are adding to the company’s unmatched network of sources to track and validate changes in real time, and deliver the best digital maps and dynamic content. For more information, visit www.teleatlas.com or http://investors.tomtom.com/index.cfm.Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom N.V. (AEX: TOM2).
Longmont, Colorado-based DigitalGlobe (http://www.digitalglobe.com) is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, internet portals and navigation technology. With our collection sources and comprehensive ImageLibrary (containing more than 815 million square kilometers of earth imagery and imagery products) we offer a range of on- and off-line products and services designed to enable customers to easily access and integrate our imagery into their business operations and applications. DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe.