CHICAGO, Feb. 28 /-/ -- NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, announced today that it will be offering NAVTEQ(R) map data for use with the spatial enhancements in Microsoft SQL Server 2008. NAVTEQ map data used in conjunction with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 provides the opportunity for businesses to incorporate location intelligence into decision making processes enabling the widespread deployment of geographic data and tools in both enterprise and departmental business applications.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 delivers comprehensive spatial support that allows businesses to seamlessly consume, use, and extend location-based data through spatial-enabled applications. The spatial support in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 can provide developers with the necessary tools to build high-performance location-enabled applications that help to improve decision-making through the spatial analysis of data.
"Our customers demand reliable map data for their spatial solutions," said Kim Saunders, senior director of marketing for SQL Server at Microsoft Corp. "NAVTEQ provides SQL Server developers around the world the opportunity to build high-quality, location-enabled enterprise applications that serve a variety of industries."
Built by a team of over 700 geographic analysts, NAVTEQ map data spans 72 countries and territories on six continents. NAVTEQ employs one of the industry's most comprehensive development and quality control programs for the highest levels of excellence and precision. In addition, NAVTEQ provides technical support and resources to developers via the NAVTEQ Network for Developers. As part of NAVTEQ's expanding relationship with Microsoft, sample map data will be available for Microsoft developers to download from the NAVTEQ Network for Developers, http://www.nn4d.com/samplemaps/msftsql.
"We are pleased to offer NAVTEQ map data for Microsoft SQL Server 2008," stated Roy Kolstad, vice president and general manager-Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. "With the combination of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and NAVTEQ map data, enterprise and departmental solutions can be deployed faster, easier and more cost-effectively than previously thought possible."
NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 3,300 employees located in 174 offices and in 32 countries.
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