Tele Atlas expands its African mapping service


Tele Atlas, a global provider of digital maps and location based content, is already responsible for approximately 99% of mapping content accessed through personal navigation devices in South Africa, according to the Gfk Group.

Now the company aims to expand their offering on the continent with navigable databases for eight additional African countries. Companies using Tele Atlas navigation content (such as Google and TomTom), will now be able to offer navigation and location services to customers in Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

According to Peter Davie, Tele Atlas’ Global Product Manager, “The addition of navigable map coverage across the continent significantly strengthens Tele Atlas’ position in the emerging African market and ensures we are able to deliver the coverage our customers’ end users seek.”

The company’s Africa databases now cover roughly 1.1 million kilometers and more than 290,000 points of interest throughout Northern, Southern and Eastern Africa. It also plans to introduce various additional products on the continent in the near future, including additional street network coverage, 3D landmark mapping and more detailed city maps.

IT News Africa