NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital maps for navigation systems and location-based solutions, is expanding its Eastern European database with the addition of two more countries. For the first time, NAVTEQ customers will have digital map data for Poland and Slovenia at their disposal*. In addition to data for North America and Western Europe, NAVTEQ already offers map data for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Greece. The company is also planning to release digital map data for large towns and major roads in Croatia and the three Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, over the coming months.
In Poland, the field researchers have recorded a total of over 13,300 kilometres of roads, including detailed information on the Warsaw area and about 9,000 km of the main roads to neighbouring Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia. There is also useful information for those travelling in Poland with over 1,900 POIs in over 46 categories, such as hotels, restaurants, petrol stations and tourist attractions.
The new map of Slovenia will provide detailed map data for the Ljubljana area. Overall, NAVTEQs field researchers have recorded over 1,450 km of roads. In addition the data also includes more than 610 km of the major roads linking Slovenia to neighbouring Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. There are also 279 Points of Interest (POIs), offering useful tips and information on restaurants, hotels, museums and petrol stations.
* Due to the complexity of the processes required to compile and integrate NAVTEQ maps into navigation systems and location-based applications, it may take up to a year before consumers will have access to these new maps for their navigation systems.