AND releases street level digital map for the Benelux

AND releases street level digital map for the Benelux
AND Automotive Navigation Data today announced the release of its street level maps for Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. With the release of these maps AND wants to position itself as the mapping alternative for Western-European maps, particularly in the context of the acquisition of Tele Atlas by TomTom. With Navteq to remain the only independent global map provider, AND might find more room for growth on the market and could possibly become a target for a acquisition.

“The maps for Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (Benelux) include all necessary navigation features and are in line with the high quality specifications as defined by AND in cooperation with its customers”, said the company. The digital map of the three countries offer 100% street level coverage, including house number ranges. The digital map covers more than 273,000 kilometers and more than 18,500 cities and villages. The map also offers all basic Points of Interest such as airports, border crossings, petrol stations, rest areas and railway stations.

"With the release of street level maps of the Benelux we set the first step in developing Western-Europe on high detail. Later this year we plan to release Germany and in the first half of 2008 we will add many more European countries on street level to our database." said Maarten Oldenhof, CEO at AND Automotive Navigation Data. "We offer our map of the Benelux against very competitive prices, as we have developed a no frill digital map. It is up to our customers if they want to add additional information on the map, such as in depth POI, 3D, speech, etc."

Maarten Oldenhof was recently interviewed by GPS Business News, watch the video here.

Thursday, September 27th 2007

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