Tele Atlas, provider of digital maps, has launched Urban Maps, an application that helps pedestrians navigate through a city.
The application integrates Tele Atlas’ 2D city maps, which show building footprints, sidewalks, town blocks, parks and railway infrastructure along with 2D landmarks.
The company has prepared maps for roughly 120 cities globally, including Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, London, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto and Washington D.C.
According to Rik Temmink, vice president of global product management, the pedestrian mapping is a natural extension of the mobile phone map usage that has taken off in the last 18 month.
Tele Atlas’ customers “can leverage advanced visual content and pedestrian-specific map information to develop next-generation mobile and LBS applications for their end users,” he said.