Developers Can Now Integrate High-Quality NAVTEQ Map Data Easily and Efficiently
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 25 - NAVTEQ (NYSE:NVT), a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, announced today from the 2007 Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) conference in Victoria, BC, Canada, that it is licensing its map data in a format that is optimized for use with MapServer and MapGuide Open Source through DM Solutions Group (DMSG). DMSG converted NAVTEQ data for use on both platforms, resulting in the first off-the-shelf NAVTEQ solution for these technologies. DMSG is a leading provider of solutions and services to users of both MapServer and MapGuide Open Source, the community this new offering is geared towards.
NAVTEQ map data, formatted for MapServer and MapGuide Open Source, is licensed by DMSG to customers of DMSG's turnkey solutions and developers enabling them to easily build Web mapping applications using this out-of-the-box solution. When converting the data, DMSG was able to structure the data so it is efficient to use on both open source platforms. Additionally, when the optimized data is used on MapServer and MapGuide Open Source the results are high quality-maps with professional cartographic styling that are legible at almost any scale and applicable to a wide variety of uses.
"DM Solutions Group is pleased to be able to deliver one of the world's leading geospatial data sources to MapServer and MapGuide Open Source customers and partners," commented Dave McIlhagga, President and CEO of DM Solutions Group. "Combining NAVTEQ data and open source web mapping technology allows our customers the option to retain full control of their web mapping solutions."
"We are excited to work with DM Solutions to offer NAVTEQ map data in a format previously unavailable to this community," stated Roy Kolstad, Vice President and General Manager - Enterprise, NAVTEQ. "The availability of NAVTEQ map data, formatted for MapServer and MapGuide Open Source, provides developers with the option to leverage the most useful and accurate information for their web mapping applications."
DM Solutions will be featuring NAVTEQ map data optimized for MapServer and MapGuide Open Source at FOSS4G 2007 from September 25 through September 27, 2007 at the Victoria Conference Center, downtown Victoria, Canada, booth numbers 21 and 22.
About DM Solutions Group
DM Solutions Group Inc. (http://www.dmsolutions.ca/) is a leading provider of web mapping technologies and solutions since 1998 in a variety of vertical markets. Underlying DM Solutions Group (DMSG)'s unmatched expertise in web mapping solutions delivery has been industry leading, commercially supported, open source web mapping technologies including MapServer and MapGuide Open Source. DMSG's role as a leading technology developer and solutions provider allows the company to uniquely deliver commercial-grade solutions based on open source technologies. This has also led to the provision of many services and products, including map data products to a rapidly growing user community.
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has over 3,000 employees located in 168 offices in 30 countries.
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