Tele Atlas and CADTECH Deliver First Navigable Digital Maps of Morocco

CASABLANCA, Morocco & GENT, Belgium—(BUSINESS WIRE)—December 16, 2008— Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location based solutions (LBS), and CADTECH, a Moroccan company specializing in geographical information systems and geolocalization applications, announced the availability of the first fully navigable digital databases of Morocco for personal navigation, wireless, Internet, automotive and enterprise navigation solutions companies worldwide. The maps, which enable navigation both within the country and from any point between Europe and Morocco, feature street-level coverage for Casablanca Fez, Marrakesh, Rabat and Tangier as well as the entire road and highway network for the country.

“The navigation era has officially begun in Morocco with Tele Atlas and its partners at the forefront, delivering the most comprehensive maps, navigation applications and LBS solutions,” said Filip Neirynck, Vice President of Consumer Sales in EMEA for Tele Atlas. “Expanding our coverage in North Africa demonstrates our commitment to consistently enhance our offerings and help make high quality navigation a reality for both consumers and enterprises anywhere in the world.”

The newly-released NDrive’s G280 navigation system is the first GPS device in Morocco to use Tele Atlas maps. Developed by personal navigation software, products and services leader NDrive, the G280 is a compact, dedicated navigation system featuring the latest NDrive software engine and a simple interface that helps people find destinations more quickly and easily. Matel, NDrive’s partner and the largest IT distributor in the region, plans to expand distribution for the G280 across North Africa.

“Our collaboration with Tele Atlas on all levels, from technical training to development, helped ensure we developed the highest quality digital maps of Morocco,” said Chemsedine o. SIDI-BABA from CADTECH. “With this foundation, we have the potential to foster new opportunities for map-based solutions in the e-tourism, fleet management, proximity information, road safety and voice guided navigation services markets.”

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power many of the world’s most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and has offices in 24 countries around the world. Today, Tele Atlas maps are developed with the insight of a community of millions of GPS system users worldwide, who are adding to the company’s unmatched network of sources to track and validate changes in real time, and deliver the best digital maps and dynamic content. For more information, visit Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom N.V.


CADTECH is a Moroccan company founded in 1995 by three engineers focused on developing geographic information systems and geomatic technology solutions. A long time partner of state institutions such as the Moroccan Post, the Civil Protection Department, the Department of Statistics and the Agency of Land Conservation, CADTECH is today expanding its business to focus on international companies such as Thales Alénia Space and Khan and Hill. It is also developing a transportation system for dangerous goods and creating a geolocalization system for tourism. A CADTECH listing on the Casablanca Stock Exchange is expected in 2009. For further information, visit

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