South American Ecosystems Atlas

Environmental Education for Primary Schools
The Ecosystems Atlas of South America and Antarctica is an educational programme for primary-school pupils. Software is distributed free to South American institutions that develop educational activities relating to the environment. The project is the result of successful collaboration between the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) and Vale do Parai­ba University, supported by the Bradesco, Vitae and Atech foundations. One of the outcomes of the first Conference on Remote Sensing Education, held in Balne¡rio Camboriu, Brazil in May 1997 was the Camboriu Document describing remote-sensing educational activities in the region. One major thing it noted was the lack of... (read more)
2007-09-19 12:00:00

Solar Atlas of Berlin

Airborne Lidar in Renewable Energy Applications
Airborne Lidar has yet to become as ubiquitous as aerial imagery for GIS applications. But one important use has recently been identified. An online atlas of potential solar energy yield was created for the city of Berlin by measuring parameters such as roof area and slope, taking into account shadowing from vertical objects such as chimneys and masts. The atlas is freely accessible to home and business owners and the hope is that it will create more demand for photovoltaic and solar thermal panels. Display bigger mapInitial calculations for the German city of Berlin have suggested that about two-thirds of... (read more)
2010-02-24 03:45:41

Blom/Tele Atlas Agreement

Geographic information provider Blom ASA (Norway) and digital maps and dynamic content provider Tele Atlas have announced a five year agreement focused on speeding up the development of 3D city maps and elevation models and on creating imagery products for personal and in car navigation, Internet and mobile solutions users. The new partnership will give map users a more realistic view of the world and show them building details in the world\'s major cities. Under the terms of the agreement, Blom and Tele Atlas will work together on the development and delivery of 3D city maps and other features using... (read more)
2008-10-31 02:37:49

Garmin Bid for Tele Atlas

Garmin Ltd. has announced a €2.3 billion ($3.3 billion) offer for Tele Atlas. Tomtom earlier made an offer of €2 billion for the company in July. Garmin has notified the supervisory and managing boards of Tele Atlas of its intention to make a public offer for all the outstanding shares of Tele Atlas N.V. on a fully diluted basis at an indicative offer price of €24.50 in cash per share. That implies an equity value for the company of $2.3 billion.   Garmin's intended offer is higher than the offer made by TomTom, the company notes: 15% higher than the offer... (read more)
2007-11-01 09:26:03

ALK Selects Tele Atlas Maps

ALK will use Tele Atlas maps and dynamic content in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The agreement gives ALK access to Tele Atlas' global digital map content and products, including content for more than 24 million points of interest (POIs) and additional map enhancement products that can further enrich the mobile device users\' navigation experience.     ALK's award-winning CoPilot GPS software makes every journey easier by delivering a fully integrated navigation solution for the mobile environment, with useful navigation-based services such as live local search and weather via the phone's mobile Internet connection.     (read more)
2009-06-18 03:00:21

Tele Atlas Enhances Digital Maps

Tele Atlas (The Netherlands) and GlobeXplorer (CA, USA) have signed a reseller agreement that enables Tele Atlas partners and customers to enhance the richness of their digital map-based applications by incorporating high- resolution aerial and satellite imagery into their solutions. Under the agreement, Tele Atlas will provide a single-source global data solution through which its partners and customers can use GlobeXplorer's ImageBuilder and ImageConnect worldwide imagery products to seamlessly build custom aerial, satellite and map viewing features into applications. Combined with Tele Atlas' highly accurate digital map data and dynamic content, applications and devices using GlobeXplorer's online images will be... (read more)
2006-11-27 12:00:00

TomTom Plans Bid for Tele Atlas

TomTom NV intends to make a cash offer of €21.25 per ordinary share for Tele Atlas NV. The Offer Price represents a 32% premium over Tele Atlas' average closing share price for the three months prior to 20 July 2007. The Supervisory Board and Management Board of Tele Atlas support the offer and will, when the offer is made by TomTom, recommend it to the Tele Atlas' shareholders.   TomTom N.V. and Tele Atlas N.V. (Both The Netherlands), jointly announced that the expectation is justified that an agreement can be reached in connection with a public offer by TomTom for all outstanding... (read more)
2007-07-24 10:26:11

Tele Atlas Maps for Samsung GPS Devices

Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, and Samsung Electronics, a mobile phone provider, have announced an agreement under which Samsung will use Tele Atlas maps for its GPS-enabled devices. Samsung will be able to provide the ultimate mobile experience with Tele Atlas’ suite of enhancement products. These enhancement products include more than 24 million points of interest (POIs), Voice Maps and visual enhancements such as 3D Landmarks, 2D City Maps and Digital Elevation Models, which give wireless navigation and local search application users maps that more closely reflect their surroundings.... (read more)
2009-11-03 09:34:08

Tele Atlas Extends Relationship with Infotech

Infotech Enterprises Limited (India), has announced that it has signed a new multi-year contract with Tele Atlas to provide extensive map database and software development services. The agreement builds on a relationship that started in 1994 and reflects Tele Atlas' continued confidence in Infotech's abilities to deliver high-quality database and software services and solutions.   Under the renewed agreement, Infotech will continue to deploy several hundred data conversion specialists to work on various projects for Tele Atlas. The new contract is designed to help lay a solid foundation for a process-driven relationship and focus on database and engineering innovation. Through... (read more)
2008-03-19 01:57:17

Tele Atlas MultiNet Digital Map Database

Tele Atlas has announced that the new version of its MultiNet digital map database is the first global digital map database to use community-provided data to validate changes. Released in October, MultiNet version 2008.10 incorporates community input provided by TomTom users in Europe and North America that strengthened Tele Atlas' map change detection and validation process. MultiNet version 2008.10 also features an initial delivery of major specification upgrades including improved navigation, visualisation and search capabilities. To update its maps, Tele Atlas captures and verifies changes from more than 50,000 global sources, ranging from government documents and public safety officials to... (read more)
2008-10-28 09:18:21
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