Companies Combine Detailed City Guide Content Covering 1,900 Cities Worldwide With Highly Accurate Digital Map Database.
Tele Atlas and Wcities, a producer of multilingual destination guides for more than 1,900 cities worldwide, announced today a value-added reseller agreement under which Tele Atlas will relicense Wcities content with its digital map database.
The agreement allows application developers serving the wireless, Internet and personal and automotive navigation system markets to offer their users rich location-based content that, combined with highly accurate, up-to-date Tele Atlas digital map data, helps them easily find tourist attractions and local hotel, dining, events, shopping and entertainment options in more than 70 countries. Wcities also offers real-time event coverage for a growing number of cities.
“Tele Atlas’ strategy is to add ever richer content to our digital maps, so that our partners can deliver the most useful information to online and mobile navigation system users,” said Tele Atlas Vice President of Business Development Jay Benson. “Our agreement with Wcities allows us to provide high quality travel guide content on a global scale, adding valuable functionality for navigation system users and differentiation for device and application manufacturers.”
Wcities’ Vice President of Business Development Fraser Campbell said that Tele Atlas’ unique map infrastructure and preeminent customer base helped drive the company’s partnering decision. “Tele Atlas has a unique Point Address database that pinpoints addresses to a physical place, ensuring our local information is accurately positioned on the map. Its focus on accuracy, and its premier base of personal navigation and wireless partners, make Tele Atlas the ideal mapping partner.”
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