Tele Atlas North America, Inc. and Canada's DMTI Spatial, Inc. announced an alliance in which the two companies will provide a North American data package for TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company. DMTI Spatial's CanMap RouteLogistics combined with TeleAtlas' MultiNet(TM) U.S. map database, provides TELUS with routing and street data files representing themost complete North American coverage available in the market. Thepair said they will enable TELUS to incorporate this data solution into its range of Geographic InformationSystems (GIS) and Location Based Services (LBS) for North Americans. "We have a diverse array of products and services that are basedon superior digital map data, making positional accuracy andcomprehensive coverage the determining factors when choosing a dataprovider and partner," said Jim Huff, general manager of TELUS. "DMTISpatial and Tele Atlas provide the optimal combination ofcomprehensive map data to improve and expand our offering withexceptional customer service and flexible business options to make itwork." TELUS will utilize the map data solution to enhance a variety ofASP services (Application Service Provider). The data, housed in an Autodesk MapGuide-Oracle Spatial environment, will beused primarily in hosted GIS services including real-time data edits,mapped vehicle tracking, data queries and reporting, and thematic mapgeneration, for a variety of companies in industries ranging fromtelecommunications to petroleum. "Our strategic alliance with DMTI Spatial combines the strength ofour U.S. data with Canada's best and strengthens our global approachto the geospatial industry," said George Fink, president of Tele AtlasNorth America, Inc. "The end result of this alliance is a dualcommitment to providing the most extensive, highly accurate map dataavailable today that enables optimal addressing, inter- andintracountry routing as well as seamless business mapping capabilitiesto meet customers' needs." "Our alliance with Tele Atlas allows us to offer the industry'smost complete North American map dataset available and delivers on ourcommitment to bring the best solution to our customers," said JohnFisher, president and CEO of DMTI Spatial. "The possibilities tobroaden solutions geared to expanding our clients' businesses areendless with Tele Atlas on our team." Tele Atlas North America, Inc. and DMTI Spatial forged an alliancein July 2001, joining their databasesto create a routing and street map data available forNorth America. The single-source map data solution is a combination ofTele Atlas MultiNet USA, and DMTI Spatial's CanMapRouteLogistics. About Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Tele Atlas North America, Inc., headquartered in Menlo Park, CA,is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tele Atlas NV. Tele Atlas North America, Inc. had its beginnings in1983 with a vision to provide geographic information in digital form.Thecompany focuses on providing content to key market sectors includingTelematics/Automotive Navigation, Location Based Services (LBS), andGeographic Information Systems (GIS). For more information on TeleAtlas products and services, please visit www.na.teleatlas.com
. About DMTI Spatial
DMTI Spatial is a Canadian geospatial data provider.DMTI Spatial is the creator of: CanMap, a nation-wide,precision-built street map and routing database; GeoPinpoint, a suite of geocoding and address management software; and aportfolio of points of interest data, census and postalgeography, topographic maps and elevation data. To find out more about DMTISpatial, visit www.dmtispatial.com
or call toll free: 1-877-906-6674. About TELUS
TELUS Corporation is a Canadian telecommunications company providing a full range oftelecommunications products and services that connect Canadians to theworld. The company is a provider in Western Canadaand provides data, Internet Protocol, voice and wireless services toCentral and Eastern Canada.