PR -- Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, and the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the nation's largest water, earth and biological science and civilian mapping agency, today announced an agreement whereby the USGS will leverage Tele Atlas digital map data to help develop internal USGS mapping operations solutions and for use within the USGS Web Locator application for the display of maps and geocoded addresses.
"As we continue to expand the scope of our map-based offerings and more organizations and individuals seek map-related information from USGS, it is vital that we are able to continue to offer products of the highest quality," said Kari Craun, Director of the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC).
Through the agreement, the USGS will deliver Web-based 1:24,000-scale maps containing the U.S. National Grid in conjunction with Tele Atlas map data, to support the efforts of the USGS serving the emergency and first responder communities. All USGS products will continue to be modeled on the traditional 7.5-minute topographic maps and designed for mainstream digital map users.
"We're proud to work with the USGS to power its mapping applications and to collaborate to help deliver its first products based on private and public cartographic resources," said John Cassidy, vice president of enterprise and government markets, Tele Atlas. "The strength and accuracy of our digital maps and the broad application offerings available through the USGS combine to meet the demands of vital government and public service functions, as well as for the individual map user, to better support the USGS mission."