Enables a more accurate transportation solution for government and business planningWASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, announced today at the Transportation Research Board conference that Caliper Corporation is now providing NAVTEQ map data in its TransCAD® Transportation Planning Software.
TransCAD, one of the most widely-used transportation planning software in North America, provides extensive transportation modeling and geographic information system (GIS) capabilities for transportation professionals. By embedding NAVTEQ map data into TransCAD software, government transportation planners, consultants, logistics planners, and geographic market analysts can provide more accurate traffic forecasting, transit planning, drive time and accessibility analysis, facility location, and overall distribution planning. TransCAD easily integrates with leading enterprise database and GIS software and comes with a wide variety of supporting geographic and demographic data.
"The combination of TransCAD and NAVTEQ map data provides a powerful new solution for transportation planning by governments and corporations," said Dr. Howard Slavin, president, Caliper Corporation. "The enhanced software demonstrates Caliper's dedication to providing customers with cost-efficient and high-quality products."
"TransCAD software provides another example of the applicability and utility of NAVTEQ map data and accurate routing attributes," said Roy Kolstad, vice president, Enterprise Americas, NAVTEQ. "NAVTEQ's extensive ground truth map data verification process makes us the trusted location data source and we are committed to continuously enabling robust transportation solutions for our customers."
NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data (digital location content) enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world. NAVTEQ supplies comprehensive digital location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 5100 employees located in 212 offices in 48 countries.
Caliper is a leading developer of transportation and GIS software including Maptitude, TransCAD, and TransModeler. Caliper software is used by more than 75,000 users in over 70 countries. For more information, contact Caliper Sales ( Email Contact) at 617-527-4700.
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