Tele Atlas/GDT Canada Invest in Canadian Market

To maximise its coverage of the Canadian marketplace, Tele Atlas/GDT Canada has announced the acquisition of digital geographic data for the province of Quebec. The users will benefit from the data acquired immediately and in upcoming releases of Dynamap/Canada and other products. (read more)
2005-04-08 12:00:00

Tele Atlas Unveils China Map, Expansion in China

Tele Atlas (Belgium) has introduced Tele Atlas MultiNet China, a complete digital map of the country available with street-level coverage for more than 3,000 provincial and county cities. The company also announced it has opened a Display Technology Center in Shanghai, focused on producing visual enhancements such as 3D landmarks, 3D city maps and crossing magnifications for the Asia Pacific region. The company cited market research figures in explaining its expansion in China. "According to our recent studies, the in-vehicle navigation market in China is projected to grow from 80,000 units in 2005 to nearly 1.5 million systems by 2012,"... (read more)
2007-08-31 08:53:03

Atlas Services Group Participates in South West Surveys

Atlas Services Group has completed the acquisition of a 75% interest in South West Surveys (UK) Ltd. This acquisition aims to add further scope and options for the combined existing client base and consultants.     Since 1978, South West Surveys has specialised in supplying highly experienced personnel to the offshore energy and telecommunication industries worldwide, primarily as offshore client representatives and marine project managers. SWS have undergone a period of managed growth since 2007 and are now a major supplier of offshore survey and construction expertise. With an evolving marketplace, both Atlas and South West Surveys share the view, and... (read more)
2011-04-14 12:00:00

Placement Software for Port-au-Prince Street Atlas

MapText has provided complimentary label placement solutions to which enabled MyMapbook to quickly complete a street atlas to aid international relief efforts in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The detailed street maps cover 21 pages of the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, a total of over 250 square kilometres (100 square miles). Each page covers 12 square kilometres and is mapped at 1:16,000 (one inch = 1920 ft). Major landmarks, major roads, minor roads and neighborhoods are included on each detailed map page. Looking up streets is easy by using the alphabetical index. The GIS map data used for this atlas was obtained from... (read more)
2010-02-22 09:28:59

Tele Atlas Acquires Digital Map Data of Mexico

Tele Atlas (MA, USA) is expanding its Latin American map coverage with the acquisition of detailed source data covering Mexico's highway and street network. The company also announced it will grow its operations in Mexico with the opening of an office focused on sourcing and data validation. A popular tourist destination and an emerging market for personal navigation systems, Mexico is also one of the world's largest producers of consumer goods. "Mexico's ports are experiencing a boom in container traffic, and there is growing need for maps that seamlessly facilitate commercial traffic from the factory to the warehouse to the... (read more)
2006-05-31 12:00:00

Tele Atlas Integrates Points of Interest from infoUSA

Tele Atlas (NH, USA) has announced an enhanced collaboration with infoUSA to incorporate millions of Points Of Interest (POIs) into its digital map database. infoUSA (NE, USA), a provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales and marketing solutions, validates and verifies that important POIs - such as hotels, restaurants, and gas stations - are in the correct location and contain the right information for its clients. infoUSA provides 12 databases for sales and marketing solutions, and its database of 14 million businesses is the best in the industry. The comprehensive database is matched to Tele Atlas' turn-by-turn digital... (read more)
2005-04-12 12:00:00

USGS Satellite Imagery Featured in Global Environmental Change Atlas

A collection of USGS before-and-after satellite image pairs for 80 sites around the world is featured in a new atlas documenting global environmental changes released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The 332 page large-format atlas, One Planet, Many People: Atlas of Our Changing Environment was produced by UNEP in cooperation with USGS, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the University of Maryland. The atlas also highlights more than 30 environmental case studies supported by narratives, images, and ground photographs, and a compilation of recently released environmental maps. Using satellite imagery and other remote sensing technology, the atlas... (read more)
2005-06-27 12:00:00

Unique 17th-century Atlas Sells at Auction for €600,000

An exceptionally well-preserved first edition of the ‘Atlas Maior’ by the world-famous 17th-century Dutch cartographer Joan Blaeu has sold at auction in Brussels, Belgium, for €600,000. According to the auction house Arenberg Auctions, the work was purchased by a private collector at the sale on 26 May. Experts had valued the atlas at between €250,000 and €350,000, but it ended up fetching close to twice that price. Published between 1662 and 1665 in eleven volumes, the Atlas Maior contains extremely detailed descriptions of all the countries around the world. It comprises over 590 hand-coloured maps, as well as more than... (read more)
2018-05-30 02:46:45

Tele Atlas Licenses Intermap 3D Terrain Models

Intermap Technologies, the international 3D digital mapping company, has signed an agreement with Tele Atlas, a provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Intermap will furnish uniform 3D elevation data derived from its 5-metre posted NEXTMap countrywide digital map database.   "We're pleased that our precision elevation data is being used to enhance the display of road networks for a full range of navigation services," said Brian Bullock, Intermap's president and CEO. "Tele Atlas is continuing to demonstrate its leadership in delivering what navigation system users want - the... (read more)
2009-11-13 11:41:44

The National Map and National Atlas to Merge

During this year, National Atlas of the United States and The National Map will transition into a combined single source for geospatial and cartographic information. This transformation is projected to streamline access to maps, data and information from the USGS National Geospatial Program (NGP). This action will prioritise the USGS’s civilian mapping role and consolidate core investments while maintaining top-quality customer service. The USGS will continue its long history of providing topographic maps, geospatial data and other geographic information by offering a range of scales and layers of geospatial information on The National Map Viewer and through US Topo maps. ... (read more)
2014-03-03 09:43:20
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