Tele Atlas, a provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information in the United States, and MapMart, a mapping company and online map supplier, announced that the two companies are working together to deliver to consumers maps based on raw geographic data.MapMart says its Web site (MapMart.com
) contains terabytes of digital data including vector data, aerial imagery, satellite imagery, digital elevation models and more. Customers can order data by drawing a box around their area of interest on an online map. The data is then delivered electronically per the customer's unique delivery specifications.According to the company, the primary benefit of offering the geo-referenced content to customers via the Internet is that it allows them to select specific regions in a county as opposed to the entire county and produce a mapimmediately. Previously, customers would have to take the information in a pre-determined format, or wait several days for maps of their selected data and formats to be produced. By working together, Tele Atlas and MapMart say they are able to offer increased flexibility and functionality for online mapping."By partnering with Tele Atlas, our customers can quickly procure high-quality street data, custom delivered for their exact needs andrequirements," said Michael Platt, president of IntraSearch, Inc./MapMart. "Tele Atlas has been a great company to work with to make geographic data available for sale online.""We are thrilled to be able to work with MapMart.com to offer its customers the benefits of Tele Atlas' highly accurate map data," saidGeorge Fink, COO of Tele Atlas. "The cooperation of our two companies is enabling end users to enjoy the benefits of online geographic content."About Tele Atlas
Tele Atlas is a provider of digital maps. Its NorthAmerican subsidiary is based in Menlo Park, California. The company says it enables its customers' successes through leadership indelivering both digital maps and real-time traffic informationfor business and consumer applications. Tele Atlas focuses on providingcontent to key market sectors including Telematics/Automotive Navigation,Location Based Services (LBS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).For more information on Tele Atlas products and services, please visitwww.na.teleatlas.com
MapMart.com is an online resource for the location and acquisition ofquality digital and hardcopy map data. MapMart sells numerous digital dataproducts including Vector Mapping Datasets, Digital Elevation Models,Scanned Maps, Aerial Photography and Satellite Imagery as well numerous GISsoftware systems. MapMart's unique online interface allows users to zoom-into an area of interest, determine digital data availability and previewtheir dataset online prior to purchase. Most data is available forimmediate download in a customer defined coordinate system and softwareformat. MapMart.com is an online initiative of IntraSearch Inc., aprivately owned corporation located in Englewood, Colorado.