Monday, March 17, 2008

ESRI Joins the NAVTEQ Network for Developers

NAVTEQ a leading global provider of digital map data for location-based solutions and vehicle navigation, announced today from the ESRI Worldwide Business Partner Conference, the addition of the ESRI Zone within the NAVTEQ Network for Developers ( development program, ESRI, a GIS software leader will now be a Zone Partner, enabling them to provide NN4D developers with access to a comprehensive environment for rapid application development, tools, documentation and support.

The NAVTEQ Network for Developers provides registered members with a diverse assortment of valuable data and tools. Simply by joining the free NN4D program, developers benefit from NAVTEQ(R) map data samples as well as industry-leading geospatial tools from ESRI and others for evaluation and development. Additionally, the site offers comprehensive technical information, market information, developer forums, frequently asked questions and e-mail technical support provided by both NAVTEQ and ESRI experts.

"Bringing the ESRI Zone to the NN4D combines the development resources of two industry leaders to the benefit of the developer community," said Marc Naddell, vice president, Partner and Developer Programs, NAVTEQ. "We believe that ESRI's powerful development tools, software and spatial analysis support combined with NN4D's comprehensive array of data samples and information will enable the development of next-generation, location-based solutions."

The NN4D is also directly collaborating with the ESRI Developer Network (EDN). EDN is a subscription program with a growing user base that offers developers the resources they need to create and prototype leading-edge and location-enabled applications on the ArcGIS platform.

"We're enthusiastic about joining the NAVTEQ Network for Developers community," stated Jack Dangermond, president, ESRI. "By collaborating with NAVTEQ, we hope to make it easier for developers to obtain access to data and geospatial software platforms and tools."

Both NAVTEQ and ESRI are active champions of the developer arena. In 2003, NAVTEQ launched the first NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge(R), which has helped invigorate the market by accelerating the delivery of new location-enabled wireless applications. This industry-leading competition, which ESRI continues to support as a sponsor, offers a prize pool of up to $3,000,000 including cash and data license fees from NAVTEQ. More information regarding the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge can be found at

NAVTEQ will be exhibiting at the ESRI Business Partner Conference from March 15 through March 18, 2007 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, Booth #7.


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