Tele Atlas archive

  • Mapping paradise: How TomTom maps are made
    Online

    Mapping paradise: How TomTom maps are made

    By 12 June 2012

    When someone says TomTom to you, you probably think about that little black box you stick to your windscreen. But TomTom isn't about hardware, no matter how successful and widespread the company's devices are. The "diamond in the crown is the content",...

  • TomTom supplies Apple Maps and we're not surprised
    Online

    TomTom supplies Apple Maps and we're not surprised

    By 12 June 2012

    TomTom has confirmed, via a posting on its corporate website, that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Apple for "maps and other information", following Apple's announcement of an entirely new version of Apple Maps at WWDC in San Francisco...

  • TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic
    Apps

    TomTom's plans to rid your city of traffic

    By 27 May 2011

    Traffic is a massive problem in any city. Governments have implemented methods to try and deal with it but few appear to have proved succesful. In-car satnav manufacturer TomTom, however, believes they can succeed where governments have failed. Satnav...

  • Phantom town appears on Google Maps
    Online

    Phantom town appears on Google Maps

    By 2 November 2009

    The presence of a mysterious town on Google Maps has stumped locals, the online giant and its mapping data provider. It seems no-one can explain why "Argleton" in Lancashire, a town that does not exist, appears in the L39 postcode area just south of Ormskirk....

  • OpenStreetMap - Crowd sourced cartography set to re-map the world
    Online

    OpenStreetMap - Crowd sourced cartography set to re-map the world

    By 26 August 2009

    The Ordnance Survey is paid for by the tax payer - serveral times over as it goes. So, why is it that we foot a further fee to Great Britain's national mapping agency every time we buy a satnav or even an A-Z? If you purchase a TomTom, approximately 20-30%...

  • Tele Atlas offers HD Traffic
    Online

    Tele Atlas offers HD Traffic

    By 22 June 2009

    TomTom-owned Tele Atlas has announced "Tele Atlas HD Traffic", describing it as a "robust solution for navigation and location based solutions". It will let users find the quickest routes to destinations using info based on "live" road conditions. Tele...