NAVTEQ Expands Map Coverage in LatAm



NAVTEQ Expands Map Coverage in LatAm
Digital map provider NAVTEQ has announced this week the expansion of its coverage in Latin America and Caribbean Islands. The Chicago based company has unveiled its navigable map of Colombia as well as “Intermediate Map sets” for Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, and Panama.

The coverage of this initial map of Colombia represents 70 percent of the country’s road network and over 230 municipalities. Approximately 15,000 Points of Interest (POIs) are available in the map database.

NAVTEQ has mapped approximately 320,000 kilometers of roads across Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, and Panama and the database offers 67,000 Points of Interest. However, these maps do not offer the full range of attributes found in usual NAVTEQ maps and used in turn-by-turn navigation applications. These maps are more suitable for location-based services (LBS) and basic routing applications.

Besides that, NAVTEQ already provides approximately 2 million kilometers of roads and over 2.5 million POIs through its fully navigable maps for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, French Guiana and Venezuela.

Thursday, September 23rd 2010


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