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 Tele
Atlas' MultiNet(TM) U.S. map database, provides TELUS with routing and street data files representing the
most complete North American coverage available in the market. The
pair said they will enable TELUS to incorporate this data solution into its range of Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) and Location Based Services (LBS) for North Americans.
"We have a diverse array of products and services that are based
on superior digital map data, making positional accuracy and
comprehensive coverage the determining factors when choosing a data
provider and partner," said Jim Huff, general manager of TELUS. "DMTI
Spatial and Tele Atlas provide the optimal combination of
comprehensive map data to improve and expand our offering with
exceptional customer service and flexible business options to make it
TELUS will utilize the map data solution to enhance a variety of
ASP services (Application Service Provider). The data, housed in an Autodesk MapGuide-Oracle Spatial environment, will be
used primarily in hosted GIS services including real-time data edits,
mapped vehicle tracking, data queries and reporting, and thematic map
generation, for a variety of companies in industries ranging from
telecommunications to petroleum.
"Our strategic alliance with DMTI Spatial combines the strength of
our U.S. data with Canada's best and strengthens our global approach
to the geospatial industry," said George Fink, president of Tele Atlas
North America, Inc. "The end result of this alliance is a dual
commitment to providing the most extensive, highly accurate map data
available today that enables optimal addressing, inter- and
intracountry routing as well as seamless business mapping capabilities
to meet customers' needs."
"Our alliance with Tele Atlas allows us to offer the industry's
most complete North American map dataset available and delivers on our
commitment to bring the best solution to our customers," said John
Fisher, president and CEO of DMTI Spatial. "The possibilities to
broaden solutions geared to expanding our clients' businesses are
endless with Tele Atlas on our team."
Tele Atlas North America, Inc. and DMTI Spatial forged an alliance
in July 2001, joining their databases
to create a routing and street map data available for
North America. The single-source map data solution is a combination of
Tele Atlas MultiNet USA, and DMTI Spatial's CanMap
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 in
1983 with a vision to provide geographic information in digital form.
company focuses on providing content 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 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 a
portfolio of points of interest data, census and postal
geography, topographic maps and elevation data. To find out more about DMTI
Spatial, visit www.dmtispatial.com
or call toll free: 1-877-906-6674.
TELUS Corporation is a Canadian telecommunications company providing a full range of
telecommunications products and services that connect Canadians to the
world. The company is a provider in Western Canada
and provides data, Internet Protocol, voice and wireless services to
Central and Eastern Canada.