SOURCE: AND International Publishers

December 20, 2010 07:05 ET

Mapmaker AND offers global geocoded POI database

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - December 20, 2010) -

AND Automotive Navigation Data launches an extensive, fully geocoded Points of Interest (POI) database. The database consists of 2.5 million points and areas. Points of Interest include latitude and longitude.

The POI typically includes the physical address, name of the location, category of the POI and the geographic coordinates. Moreover, within the POI dataset areas of interest (AOIs) and city points of interest (COIs) are included. AND's global coverage of maps makes it possible to provide these uniform and geocoded POIs. The POI dataset is commercially available against straight forward and flexible pricing.

A POI is an excellent anchor to add context. By adding relevant context such as weather info, demographics, recommendations and location patterns it will be easier to offer or push relevant information to the users.

"Today POIs become more and more important to add context to a digital map. In combination with everybody's social graph, more relevant information including advertising, can be offered to the end user", commented Maarten Oldenhof, CEO AND Automotive Navigation Data. "AND has always envisioned a strong growth of location-based services. In combination with the steep growth of Smarphones, geocoded POIs play an important role in this development as a Smartphone knows its location at all time."

AND provides digital maps for location-based services and is the only independent company in the global mapping market. The company focuses on the further development of its advanced digital maps to position itself even more effectively in the market.

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Contact Information

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    Maarten Oldenhof
    Tel.: +31 10 8851200