Navigation Technologies, a provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation, Internet/wireless andbusiness applications, announced May 28 that BellSouth RealPages.com, anonline yellow page provider, will incorporate the use of Navtechdigital map data into the RealPages.com web site (RealPages.com
). Navtech says its map data is unique for its accurate representation of real worlddriving conditions (turn restrictions, dividers and barriers, traffic flowdirection, etc.), street network geometry and addressing capabilities.BellSouth will use Navtech digital map data to enhance its ability toaccurately pinpoint businesses on maps for consumers, as well as provideyellow page searches by landmark. "With Navigation Technologies, we found technology that could enhance thequality of our mapping and search functionality," said Charles Stubbs,president, BellSouth Intelligent Media Ventures, LLC, a subsidiary ofBellSouth Advertising and Publishing Corporation. "BellSouth has created an online directory that enables theirRealPages.com customers to locate businesses with confidence," said JohnMacLeod, executive vice president, North America & World Markets, NavigationTechnologies Corporation. "By integrating Navtech digital map data, BellSouthhas further improved the online yellow page experience for its consumers." About Navigation Technologies
Navigation Technologies claims to create the digital maps that power navigation andlocation-based services around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and is privately held. Thecompany's 1,200 employees are in over 100 offices in 18 countries. About BellSouth Corporation
BellSouth Corporation is a communications services companyheadquartered in Atlanta, GA, serving nearly 45 million customers in theUnited States and 14 other countries.According to BellSouth, they provide afull array of broadband data and e-commerce solutions to business customers,including Web hosting and other Internet services. In the residential market,BellSouth offers DSL high-speed Internet access, advanced voice features andother services. BellSouth also provides online and directory advertisingservices, including BellSouth RealPages.com.