NAVTEQ launches its first map of Jordan

NAVTEQ launches its first map of Jordan

Offering full coverage stretching from Amman in the north to Wadi Rum and the coastal city of Aqaba in the South, the new map includes more than 28,000 km of Jordan's expandingroad network and more than 13,000 POIs that are key to navigation in this country.

With mail delivered to post office boxes, street addresses rarely used and most places of interest (such as government buildings, hotels and restaurants) in Jordanian cities and towns well known, directions are usually given based on nearby landmarks.

NAVTEQ has, therefore, included a particularly wide range of POIs that can be used as destinations.

The commonly used 1st to 8th Circle names for the central jabal junctions have also been retained, but NAVTEQ has also added the alternative official names where they are available.

With all names in both Arabic and English, the map database also includes major tourist destinations such as Aqaba, Petra, Jerash, the Dead Sea Resort Hotels and historic landmarks in downtown Amman.

As NAVTEQ foresees a strong demand for new content and database developments in Jordan, the company has already added speed limits, a recent addition to its core map.

According to Frank Pauli, vice president of EMEA Map & Content Products at NAVTEQ, a government agreement enabled the company to market the map globally and respond to increasing demand from customers in the Middle East and around the world.

NAVTEQ is committed to continuing expansion of its coverage in the region, which, addition to Jordan, currently includes the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

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