Updated NAVTEQ Maps of Six Middle Eastern Countries Now Available to NAVTEQ Customers

CHICAGO, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — NAVTEQ (NYSE:NVT) , a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has added new roads and updated attributes and geometry on existing roads in its maps of the following middle eastern countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. The updated maps of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates were released in Q4 2004, and the updated map of Saudi Arabia was released in Q1 2005 to NAVTEQ’s direct customers.

A variety of different updates were made to the road network of each of the aforementioned countries; however, some notable updates include:

— Adding names and addresses to roadways in: Busaytin and Muharraq City
in the Muharraq area, Maqsha in the Jidhafs area, Barbar and Sar in
the Northern area, Bilad Al Qadeam in the Manama City area, Isa Town
in the Isa Town area, A’Ali in the Central area, Alluzy and Rowdha in
the Hamad Town area and Malkiya, Dumistan, and Karzakan in the Western

— Extending the Skaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Hwy south from Wali Al Ahd Hwy

— Adding new geometry in Zahra, within the city of Hawali

— Adding new geometry in the neighborhoods of Al Salam, Hateen, Um Al
Haiman and the roadway west of 40 Road in the city of Ahmadi

— Detailed coverage of the following 16 cities in Oman: Ibri, Khasab
(Musandam Penninsula), As Suwaiq, Saham, Nizwa, Barka, Bahla, Shinas,
Al Mudaybi, Al Khaburah, Al Musanaah, Al Rushtaq, Barka, Samail, Ibra
and Qurriyat

— Detailed coverage of the northern side of the “Al Hahjar” mountain
range to the coast – from Qurayyat to UAE border where a bulk of the
population resides

— Updating road geometry, street names and addresses on all levels of

— Adding new stadiums for the 2006 Asian games

United Arab Emirates
— Adding street names and addresses where present in Mussaffah, Khalifa
City B and Khalifa City A, Ajman and Ras al Khaimah

— Adding new roadways around Fujairah and new geometry in the Abu Dhabi
area and Dubai

Saudi Arabia
— Adding new coverage in Taif

— Updating road geometry in Jeddah and Riyadh

Updating is a key element of NAVTEQ’s global map build strategy.


NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices and Internet-based mapping applications. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 1,500 employees located in over 100 offices in 20 countries.

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