Tele Atlas Announces Industry Benchmark for Digital Map Accuracy

Independent Study Shows Near Perfect Scores for Address Availability and

Route Guidance



Mar 01, 2007, 00:00 ET from Tele Atlas

    BOSTON, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tele Atlas (FSE: TA6, EUNV: TA), a
 leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation
 and location based solutions, today announced the results of an independent
 "Digital Map Accuracy Study" that provides an industry accuracy benchmark
 for digital map data.
     Conducted by an independent global marketing information firm, the
 study was designed to test the accuracy of personal navigation systems
 powered by Tele Atlas digital map data and related content by assessing the
 navigation systems' ability to help users find random addresses and points
 of interest (POIs) and accurately route them to a destination. The results
 show that Tele Atlas maps establish a very credible benchmark for accuracy,
 with near perfect scores in the areas of address availability and route
 guidance, and the largest percentage of POIs found.
     "We believe the 'Digital Map Accuracy Study' results validate what is
 most fundamental about Tele Atlas maps: they are reliably accurate when
 consumers want to quickly find addresses or point of interests, and the
 best routes to them," said Tele Atlas President and Chief Operating Officer
 George Fink. "We're extremely proud to be the industry's proven source of
 accurate map data, delivering the essential components of what consumers
 need as they navigate their world."
     About Tele Atlas
     Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power
 some of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services.
 The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car
 navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users
 find the people, places, products, and services they need, wherever they
 are. The company also works with business partners who trust its digital
 map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet,
 and infrastructure services. Founded in 1984, the company provides maps
 covering 64 countries around the world. Tele Atlas has approximately 2,400
 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries and
 uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans,
 and more than 50,000 data resources to deliver highly accurate and
 up-to-date digital maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock
 Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit
 www.teleatlas.com.
 
 

SOURCE Tele Atlas
    BOSTON, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Tele Atlas (FSE: TA6, EUNV: TA), a
 leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation
 and location based solutions, today announced the results of an independent
 "Digital Map Accuracy Study" that provides an industry accuracy benchmark
 for digital map data.
     Conducted by an independent global marketing information firm, the
 study was designed to test the accuracy of personal navigation systems
 powered by Tele Atlas digital map data and related content by assessing the
 navigation systems' ability to help users find random addresses and points
 of interest (POIs) and accurately route them to a destination. The results
 show that Tele Atlas maps establish a very credible benchmark for accuracy,
 with near perfect scores in the areas of address availability and route
 guidance, and the largest percentage of POIs found.
     "We believe the 'Digital Map Accuracy Study' results validate what is
 most fundamental about Tele Atlas maps: they are reliably accurate when
 consumers want to quickly find addresses or point of interests, and the
 best routes to them," said Tele Atlas President and Chief Operating Officer
 George Fink. "We're extremely proud to be the industry's proven source of
 accurate map data, delivering the essential components of what consumers
 need as they navigate their world."
     About Tele Atlas
     Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power
 some of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services.
 The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car
 navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users
 find the people, places, products, and services they need, wherever they
 are. The company also works with business partners who trust its digital
 map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet,
 and infrastructure services. Founded in 1984, the company provides maps
 covering 64 countries around the world. Tele Atlas has approximately 2,400
 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries and
 uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans,
 and more than 50,000 data resources to deliver highly accurate and
 up-to-date digital maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock
 Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit
 www.teleatlas.com.
 
 SOURCE Tele Atlas