NAVTEQ releases navigable maps for Chile and Venezuela

NAVTEQ releases navigable maps for Chile and Venezuela
Digital map maker NAVTEQ released today its first digital, navigable maps for Chile and Venezuela. The Chilean database includes over 57,000 km of road network and the map for Venezuela offers over 86,000 km.

"The GPS and location-based services segment is positioned for exciting growth in the region," stated Jim Dineen, director and general manager - Latin America, NAVTEQ. As a matter of fact, Nokia, which owns NAVTEQ, signed last week an agreement with America Movil to jointly market Nokia Maps navigation software to Nokia handsets owners in the region.

In addition to the Chile and Venezuela maps, NAVTEQ's coverage in Latin America includes maps for Brazil, Argentina (launched in October 2008) and Mexico. Its competitor Tele Atlas also has navigable maps of Brazil and Mexico, has signed an agreement with Argentina-based Datamap to use its map data and plans to have Chile and Uruguay available in 2009.

Monday, February 23rd 2009

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