Tele Atlas Co has produced the first navigation CD for
just two days, more than 400 employees of the company
mapped 2,200 sq kms of the country''s capital, Delhi. The
teams used 23 survey vehicles and captured 11,113 kilometres
such a big metropolis for navigation purposes is an astonishing
achievement as signposts are few and far between so features
such as one-way streets and turn restrictions had to be
worked out and checked by the teams on the road.
addition, information on more than 8,000 POIs (points
of interest) was collected. The navigation CD offers direct
access to over 2,326 government offices, 1,904 places
of worship, 1,352 restaurants, 623 hospitals, 410 petrol
stations, 108 shopping centres, 106 embassies, 94 parking
places, 43 cinemas, 39 railway stations, 38 car dealers,
14 stadiums, four hotels, two airports, and more. To make
navigation even easier, the team also integrated 75 per
cent of house number ranges in Delhi.
results of the fieldwork were processed at Tele Atlas
facilities in Ghent, Belgium, and Harsum, Germany. Because
of the time difference, all parties concerned invested
a lot of spare time at night and on weekends to meet the
navigation CD was produced in June and tested in Delhi
with a standard Blaupunkt TravelPilot DX navigation system.
Atlas is a worldwide leader in the development of state-of-the-art
geographic databases. It has the largest portfolio of
the most highly detailed and positionally accurate digital
maps of both Europe and North America, covering around
343 million inhabitants in 18 European countries and providing
100 per cent coverage of the whole of North America.