NAVTEQ increases coverage and content of Mexico map

NAVTEQ increases coverage and content of Mexico map

The current map release includes almost 450,000 km of roads and covers the entire population – 23% of which is covered at NAVTEQ's highest quality levels: road network attribute verification, a specification distinctive to NAVTEQ maps.

NAVTEQ collects up to 260 attributes about the road network, such as direction of travel (one-ways), turn restrictions, and addresses providing automotive grade maps for use in line-fit or portable navigation systems.

"Digital maps that support turn-by-turn vehicle guidance need to be highly accurate, and detailed," says Eliot Dam, director of product marketing, Americas, NAVTEQ. "Many road attributes such as turn restrictions or other restricted manoeuvres are more efficiently collected or verified via in-vehicle processes. Other elements such as small physical barriers can only be collected and verified by geographic analysts on the road."

NAVTEQ has three local offices employing up to thirty geographic analysts. Much of the database production is done locally as well in the Leon production centre.

"Because all of our map collection, verification and production processes are standardised against a common database specification, customers can quickly and easily integrate new quarterly coverage and content into their navigation systems," says Jim Dineen director and general manager, Latin America, NAVTEQ. "As we add more content and broaden attribute verification, end-users can receive improved routing benefits through the system providers' map update programs."

In addition to the Mexico map, NAVTEQ's regional global coverage includes the US, Canada, and South American coverage in Brazil and Argentina.


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