NAVTEQ Selected by BroadMap for Broadband Mapping

NAVTEQ(R) map data enriches BroadMap's stimulus plan solutions

Jan 11, 2010, 09:00 ET from NAVTEQ

CHICAGO, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions, today announced that BroadMap, a premier GIS solutions provider, has selected NAVTEQ map data as part of their broadband mapping solution supporting states and territories in response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).

BroadMap aggregates critical data from local and national sources and conducts independent verification processes to create its end-to-end solutions. BroadMap's solutions are enabling states, regions, and federal entities to identify unserved and underserved areas for broadband deployment allowing people and businesses to prosper from the increased access to and speed of information. The availability of broadband data will be granular to the census block and the most precise address level.

NAVTEQ map data is defined by its high level of accuracy, its richness of content and its breadth of coverage. NAVTEQ map data includes geospatial vector data layers of important value to broadband mapping including roads, cities, political boundaries, physical features, places, railroads, census boundaries, parks, schools, fire departments, police departments, and hospitals.

"Working with NAVTEQ has provided BroadMap with the most accurate map data, which is an essential layer to our GIS solutions. Specifically in our current broadband mapping efforts, it's a critical element in identifying underserved areas for broadband access," said Michael Evers, President and COO of BroadMap.

"NAVTEQ is dedicated to serving governments at every level with high-quality, accurate map data," said Roy Kolstad, vice president, Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. "We are proud to be working with BroadMap, especially in an effort to enable governments to have the resources to provide broadband mapping to deserving communities."

About NAVTEQ

NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data that enables navigation and location-based platforms around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital map information to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 4,400 employees located in 195 offices and in 44 countries. www.navteq.com

NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All rights reserved.

BroadMap aggregates critical data from local and national sources and conducts independent verification processes to create and provide the most complete, accurate and up-to-date maps available. BroadMap believes it is essential to provide states and territories with the information they need to extend broadband connectivity to everyone, empowering local communities and businesses. BroadMap is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia and has offices in Lebanon, New Hampshire. www.broadmap.com

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