Tele Atlas selected by Microsoft to power Web and mobile maps

Alliance with Microsoft Extended to Deliver Digital Map Data and Content for Live Search Maps, Microsoft Virtual Earth, and Microsoft Streets & Trips

BOSTON, March 10, 2008 -- Tele Atlas (FSE: TA6, EUNV: TA), a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to extend its relationship with Microsoft Corporation to power its mapping and location platform services.

Through the agreement, Microsoft products Live Search Maps, Virtual Earth and Microsoft Streets & Trips will rely on Tele Atlas digital maps and content, including points of interest (POIs) such as hotels, gas stations and restaurants, for the United States and Canada.

"Our customers and industry partners have come to expect high quality location information and imagery on Live Search Maps, and working with an industry innovator like Tele Atlas helps ensure we deliver on those expectations," said Erik Jorgenson, general manager of Live Search Maps at Microsoft. "We are looking forward to continuing to work with Tele Atlas so that our solutions continue to deliver relevant, rich location content, from maps and directions to 3D imagery."

"We're excited to expand our longstanding relationship with Microsoft and look forward to collaborating on future opportunities to further support their full range of mapping initiatives," said George Fink, Tele Atlas President and Chief Operating Officer. "Combining our digital map expertise and Microsoft's innovative applications, today's community of digital map users are provided with a range of location and mapping solutions that enable them to better customize and personalize their search and navigation experiences."

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power some of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services (LBS). The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users find the people, places, products, and services they need, wherever they are. The company also works with business partners who trust its digital map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet, and infrastructure services. Through a combination of its own products and partnerships, Tele Atlas offers digital map coverage of more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company was founded in 1984 and today has approximately 2,500 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries and uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans, and more than 50,000 data resources to deliver highly accurate and up-to-date digital maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit

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