NAVTEQ will be offering NAVTEQ map data for use with the spatial enhancements in Microsoft SQL Server 2008. The map data used in conjunction with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 provides the opportunity for businesses to incorporate location intelligence into decision making processes, enabling the widespread deployment of geographic data and tools in both enterprise and departmental business applications.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 delivers comprehensive spatial support that allows businesses to seamlessly consume, use, and extend location-based data through spatial-enabled applications. The spatial support in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 can provide developers with the necessary tools to build high-performance location-enabled applications that help to improve decision-making through the spatial analysis of data.
"Our customers demand reliable map data for their spatial solutions," said Kim Saunders, senior director of marketing for SQL Server at Microsoft Corp. "NAVTEQ provides SQL Server developers around the world the opportunity to build high-quality, location-enabled enterprise applications that serve a variety of industries."
Built by a team of more than 700 geographic analysts, NAVTEQ map data spans 72 countries and territories on six continents. NAVTEQ employs a comprehensive development and quality control program for excellence and precision. In addition, NAVTEQ provides technical support and resources to developers via the NAVTEQ Network for Developers. As part of NAVTEQ's expanding relationship with Microsoft, sample map data will be available for Microsoft developers to download from the NAVTEQ Network for Developers.