Premier Government Source Enhances Tele Atlas’ Digital Map Offering with High Quality, Complete Maps of Java and Bali Areas
SINGAPORE, June 25 – Tele Atlas (FSE: TA6, EUNV: TA), a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions, announced today it has signed an agreement with BAKOSURTANAL, the government institution responsible for creating and maintaining large scale geographical maps in Indonesia.
Tele Atlas plans to incorporate BAKOSURTANAL’s digital maps within its existing Indonesia database by September 2007. The Indonesia map is part of a virtually seamless Southeast Asia map solution from Tele Atlas that includes extensive coverage of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
BAKOSURTANAL is the only institution designated to deliver government-approved maps of the area. The company’s maps feature 1:25,000 scale topographic data for the full Java and Bali areas and will enhance Tele Atlas’ digital map with more detailed navigable street network and extensive point of interest (POI) content for all major cities in Indonesia.
“Tele Atlas is the first company to receive a license for topographical maps from BAKOSURTANAL, whose content will further enrich navigation and location based solutions as the regional market for these products and services continues to expand,” said Tele Atlas Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer Mark Steele. “This agreement significantly enhances our digital maps of Indonesia and builds on our lead position in the APAC region, with maps covering nine countries and territories and hundreds of millions of inhabitants.”
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 2,400 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 www.teleatlas.com.
Badan Koordinasi Survei dan Pemetaan Nasional (BAKOSURTANAL) is the National Coordinating Agency for Survey and Mapping, a non departmental government institution responsible for the creation and maintenance of high quality, large scale geographic data on a national or macro level. The institution is directly under the Indonesian president’s responsibility. For more information, visit www.bakosurtanal.go.id.