Sunday, March 18, 2012

TomTom Expands Maps to Australia

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TomTom, the Dutch-based mapping and navigational company recently announced that it has acquired Location Navigation including the WhereIs map assets and customers from Sensis. With this acquisition, TomTom will be able to both improve and expand its mapping into Australia.

Currently, TomTom already offers maps for Australia, New Zealand and Asia. However, the addition of these maps will help improve TomTom’s reach and allow it to release real-time mapping and other features to these countries.

Here’s a press release statement from Charles Cautley, Managing Director of TomTom Maps:

“With this acquisition, we further strengthen our global map offering for Automotive and Licensing customers. TomTom will build on Location Navigation’s already high quality, richly attributed maps of Australia to deliver real-time maps that will enable Highly Automated Driving and Internet of Things applications for our customers.”

No financial details were discussed in the press release, and it’s unclear when these updates and improvements to Australian mapping can be expected or, indeed, exactly what to expect. Regardless, more maps in the hands of this excellent cartography company can’t possibly be a bad thing.

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