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NAVTEQ and AÇÃO Informática present georeferencing solutions at the Latin America Geospatial Forum

Event facilitates dialog between companies, government and academics to develop and strengthen the region’s geospatial industry

Aug 16, 2011

São Paulo – August 16, 2011 – NAVTEQ, the leading global provider of maps, traffic and location data enabling navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world, will take part in the inaugural Latin America Geospatial Forum by presenting integrated solutions for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in partnership with AÇÃO Informática. The event - which includes a conference and exhibition - will attract government, industry and academic attendees interested in dialog, development and the strengthening of the geospatial industry in Latin America. The event will take place August 16-19, 2011 at the Windsor Barra Hotel, in Rio de Janeiro.

Dan Abugov, Business Development Manager for NAVTEQ, will be present at the Oracle Spatial Users Conference, one of the pre-sessions of the event organized by AÇÃO Informática, during which he will show how NAVTEQ® content for mapping, analysis, monitoring, geocoding and routing integrates with the Oracle Locator, Spatial and Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer technologies. NAVTEQ is the only world-wide supplier of off-the-shelf data in Oracle Delivery Format (ODF) for mapping, location analytics, geocoding and routing.

Mr. Abugov will also give a second presentation at the event to address how businesses can gain a competitive advantage when supported by NAVTEQ’s geospatial content. The session will discuss why companies are opting for the NAVTEQ data and its main benefits.

Alongside the conference, the Latin America Geospatial Forum will also include an exhibition where AÇÃO Informática will demonstrate eSpatial OnDemand GIS, a technology that was created as a web tool to enable users to access the database from anywhere as well as make real-time changes with SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). Utilizing the NAVTEQ map database, eSpatial OnDemand GIS is a user-friendly tool that is simple and intuitive to navigate.

“The Latin America Geospatial Forum is an excellent opportunity for governments, companies and academics to get acquainted with NAVTEQ´s rich map database, its unique formatting to Oracle Platform users and to discuss geospatial applications and the increasingly strategic role it plays for businesses around the world”, highlights Helder de Azevedo, general director, Latin America Sales—NAVTEQ. 

“AÇÃO Informática has been operating for 23 years as a value added reseller. The Latin America Geospatial Forum provides us the opportunity to expose our customers to the most robust GIS solutions available from our certified channel partners”, says Jackson Carvalho, GIS business unit manager for AÇÃO Informática. 

NAVTEQ has significantly expanded coverage of its ODF product for South America to include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. High level coverage is included for the remaining areas of South America for a fully-realized, complete release of South America. 

Schedule - Latin America Geospatial Forum

16th August 2011

17th to 19th August 2011

Windsor Barra Hotel
Avenida Lucio Costa, 2630 - Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, RJ

NAVTEQ is the leading global provider of location content in the form of maps, traffic and places data that enables navigation, location-based services and mobile advertising around the world.  NAVTEQ supplies precise, comprehensive location content to power automotive navigation systems, portable and wireless devices, Internet-based mapping applications and government and business solutions.  The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 5,600 employees located in 213 offices in 50 countries.

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