Navteq to provide map data for Army use

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Chicago-based Navteq has been selected to continue providing military personnel with digital mapping technologies.

U.S. information technology developer GeoDecisions selected Navteq to be the primary map data solutions provider for the Intelligent Road/Rail Information Server and the MilitaryHOMEFRONT Web site. GeoDecisions, which co-developed IRRIS in partnership with the U.S. military, uses Navteq's map data for the Army Transportation Engineering Agency's IRRIS applications.


IRRIS is designed to improve decision-making capabilities for military personnel to globally track military convoys among other points of interests with near real-time monitoring capabilities.

Navteq will also support the MilitaryHOMEFRONT Web site, used by the military community, with detailed street maps and points-of-interest data.

"Navteq has been a longstanding supplier of data for U.S. government applications," Roy Kolstad, Navteq Enterprise Americas vice president and general manager, said in a statement.

"The renewal of both the IRRIS and MilitaryHOMEFRONT contracts illustrates the importance of accurate, high-quality map data for mission-critical (location-based services) applications."

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