NAVTEQ Maps to Power Congressional Cartography Program

Being good at what you do can open all sorts of new doors for the business you run, and no one feels that better at this point than navigation solutions provider NAVTEQ. The company announced today it had been selected by the Library of Congress to provide map data for analysis and research for the Congressional Cartography Program (CCP).

The program is meant to provide the US government with geospatial research and analysis which would allow authorities to make informed decisions about the implementation of public policy.

"NAVTEQ plays an integral role in helping the Library of Congress meet its mission of making resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people," said Roy Kolstad, NAVTEQ Enterprise Americas vice president.

"The NAVTEQ map is defined by its high level of accuracy, richness of content, rigorous quality testing processes and breadth of coverage meeting the Library of Congress' requirements."

The effort is being coordinated by the Library of Congress, keeper of the largest collection of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in the world. NAVTEQ will supply the map data for the project.

The Library will take full advantage of the information offered by NAVTEQ. This info includes geospatial vector data layers including roads, cities, political boundaries, physical features, places, railroads, census boundaries, parks, schools, fire departments, police departments, and hospitals.

NAVTEQ is slowly becoming one of the most important navigation solutions providers in the world, currently employing 5,100 people working in the company's offices in 48 countries spread across the planet.
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