[OSM-talk] [sales at and.com: AND International Publishers (NL) - Mapmaker AND releases new version of Map 2.0]

Remco van Zuijlen remcovz at xs4all.nl
Tue Jul 8 09:24:28 BST 2008

I just got this 'press release' from AND:

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 <http://www.and.com> AND International Publishers    

Published: 10:48 07.07.2008 GMT+2 /HUGIN /Source: AND International
Publishers /AEX: AND /ISIN: NL0000430072

Mapmaker AND releases new version of Map 2.0

Rotterdam - 7 July 2008 - AND Automotive Navigation Data, leading provider
of worldwide digital mapping used for navigation and location-based services
(LBS), releases a new version of their Map 2.0. Map 2.0 is now a fully
online editable map. Based on the Web 2.0 principles, Map 2.0 is the first
example of an online editable map. All edits are immediately stored in the
map database and visible to everybody. Map 2.0 is available via

"AND is very proud to be the first to offer a fully online editable map.
Users make changes on the map itself, using the map as the user interface,"
according to Maarten Oldenhof, CEO at AND Automotive Navigation Data. "It is
known that a small percentage of a map is not representing the present
situation. With the help of the online editable map AND aims to close this
gap and deliver a map that is 100 % correct."

The most important indicator of the satisfaction of navigations users is the
map accuracy and up-to-dateness. The map feedback results in better routes
and an improved LBS and navigation experience. With Map 2.0 it is very easy
to add, remove and edit roads and POIs. Examples of edits are name changes,
geometry, adding turn restrictions, changing directional information,
changing a crossing into a round-about, etc.

The quality control team at AND closely monitors all the map improvements.
All improvements will be available to the end-users via the online map and
via traditional data releases.

Map 2.0 is available to all navigation players. They can use this tool in
their navigation system or integrate this product into their online
community as a map feedback tool. Map 2.0 can easily be adjusted to the look
and feel of the customers website or navigation system.

About AND Automotive Navigation Data

AND Automotive Navigation Data is leading provider of digital mapping data
used for navigation and location-based services around the world. AND
Automotive Navigation Data focuses on the development of digital maps for
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Slovenia and Turkey. The digital maps are used in personal and 'in-car'
navigation, Internet-based mapping, fleet management and more. The company
was founded in 1984, is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and is
listed on Euronext Amsterdam (AND).

AND Head Office - Van Vollenhovenstraat 3 - 3016 BE Rotterdam - The
Netherlands - Phone: +31 (0)10 885 1200 - Fax: +31 (0)10 885 1230

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Remco van Zuijlen <remco at xs4all.net>

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