US-based digital map information provider Navteq and Yahoo! have expanded their partnership to include access to 72 countries in the Navteq map database.
Ensuring the accuracy of our mapping data is key to making Yahoo! Maps a simple and user-friendly experience for the millions of people who use our product each month, and Navteq shares our same commitment to quality, said Jeremy Kreitler, director of product management at Yahoo! Maps. As we continue to expand the range of sites that integrate Yahoo! Maps, particularly in the mobile and international areas, Navteq’s single global specification makes integration simple and allows us to put more of our focus on building great products.
Winston Guillory, senior vice president of consumer and enterprise at Navteq said: Navteq is committed to delivering high-quality digital map data to consumers around the world, and we are delighted to be able to do so through Yahoo!’s global web presence.
Earlier, motoring and leisure travel organization AAA selected Navteq for providing digital map data for the US and Canada. The company also uses Navteq maps for its online travel planning tool TripTik.
Yahoo!’s rival Google has launched the version 2.0 of Google maps for mobile in November 2007. It uses cell tower identification information to provide users with their location, information of surroundings and how to get there.
Source: ComputerWire daily updates