Tele Atlas North America, Inc., a digital mapping companyand a provider of digital map databases and real-time trafficinformation, and infoUSA, a provider ofbusiness and consumer databases and sales and marketingsolutions, announced an alliance that will incorporate12 million points of interest (POIs) from infoUSA into the Tele Atlasturn-by-turn map database product. "With the addition of infoUSA's POI data, our navigationaldatabase product gains unsurpassed depth, breadth and accuracy ofpoints of interest," said Robert Miller, senior vice president ofmarketing and sales for Tele Atlas. "We partnered with infoUSA becauseit has the highest quality POI data available." The companies say the resulting turn-by-turn database will be available to power applications and services within the Navigation, Telematics andLocation Based Services markets. The Tele Atlas comprehensive POIdatabase can be tailored to offer any specific POI categories to meetany customer needs. Both urban and rural POIs are included in thedatabase product. According to the companies, Navigation and Telematics devices equipped with Tele Atlas poweredmap databases can locate hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and amyriad of other businesses. "Our relationship with Tele Atlas is an excellent alliance forinfoUSA in the growing telematics and electronic mapping market," saidVinod Gupta, chairman and CEO, infoUSA. "infoUSA shares Tele Atlas'commitment to providing its customers and consumers with thehighest-quality database solutions." About Tele Atlas North America
Tele Atlas North America, Inc., headquartered in Menlo Park, CA,is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tele Atlas NV. Tele Atlas had its beginnings in 1983 with a visionto provide geographic information in digital form. The company says itfocuses 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 infoUSA
, founded in 1972, is a provider of business and consumer information products, databasemarketing services, data processing services and sales and marketingsolutions. The infoUSAdatabase powers the directory services of Yahoo! andAmerica Online. infoUSA headquarters are located at 5711 S.86th Circle, Omaha, NE, and can be contacted at 402/593-4500.