Tuesday, February 15

Two companies are responsible for the data used by online mapping services and GPS manufacturers. Now you know who to blame if your street doesn't show up.
At the center of this technology explosion is Navteq and its chief rival, Netherlands-based Tele Atlas. They have a duopoly in mapping data, and license their maps to all the major device makers and Internet sites. (Many mapping firms buy data from both and blend their own combinations.)


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