Under the terms of the agreement, Tele Atlas will gain access to Datamap’s existing database of more than 200,000 kilometers of navigable roads in Argentina, including map information for three major cities – Buenos Aires, Cordoba and Rosario, and will make it immediately available with additional content such as points of interest (POIs) to its personal navigation, wireless, Internet, automotive and enterprise customers worldwide. Datamap will continue to monitor the country’s road network for changes, providing updates to Tele Atlas on a regular basis.
Tele Atlas also announced the formation of new regional headquarters in Buenos Aires, headed by Director of Latin America Data Sourcing James O’Gorman. Tele Atlas already offered navigable maps of Brazil and Mexico and plans to have Chile and Uruguay available in 2009.
Tele Atlas competitor, NAVTEQ, announced two weeks ago the release of its first navigable map coverage in Argentina covering over 200,000 km of road network (read more here).