Tele Atlas North America, Inc., a digital mapping company and a provider of digital map databases and real-time traffic information, and infoUSA, a provider of business and consumer databases and sales and marketing solutions, announced an alliance that will incorporate 12 million points of interest (POIs) from infoUSA into the Tele Atlas turn-by-turn map database product. "With the addition of infoUSA's POI data, our navigational database product gains unsurpassed depth, breadth and accuracy of points of interest," said Robert Miller, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Tele Atlas. "We partnered with infoUSA because it 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 and Location Based Services markets. The Tele Atlas comprehensive POI database can be tailored to offer any specific POI categories to meet any customer needs. Both urban and rural POIs are included in the database product. According to the companies, Navigation and Telematics devices equipped with Tele Atlas powered map databases can locate hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and a myriad of other businesses. "Our relationship with Tele Atlas is an excellent alliance for infoUSA in the growing telematics and electronic mapping market," said Vinod Gupta, chairman and CEO, infoUSA. "infoUSA shares Tele Atlas' commitment to providing its customers and consumers with the highest-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 vision to provide geographic information in digital form. The company says it 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 About infoUSA infoUSA (, founded in 1972, is a provider of business and consumer information products, database marketing services, data processing services and sales and marketing solutions. The infoUSA database powers the directory services of Yahoo! and America Online. infoUSA headquarters are located at 5711 S. 86th Circle, Omaha, NE, and can be contacted at 402/593-4500.