KOREM selects NAVTEQ(R) map data for integration with official Quebec street names

    QUEBEC, Sept. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - KOREM, a leader in the development and
integration of Web-mapping solutions and geographic information systems,
announced today the release of the KOREM Quebec Street Database (QSDB), which
integrates NAVTEQ street level data with Quebec official odonyms (street
names) for the entire province. KOREM, NAVTEQ, and the Commission de toponymie
of Quebec (CTQ) worked to integrate the official street names with NAVTEQ map
data of Quebec. KOREM's QSDB, available in October 2007, provides normalized
map display and enhanced geocoding and routing capacities.
    KOREM selected NAVTEQ's map data of Quebec because of the quality and
precision of its geometric data and high percentage of named streets and
address ranges. According to Mr. Sebastien Vachon, President of KOREM, "NAVTEQ
has participated in every step of the project with a remarkable level of
efficiency therefore demonstrating the professionalism and dedication of this
international leader."
    KOREM's Quebec Street Database is being offered to existing, licensed
NAVTEQ customers as an add-on. For new customers, KOREM is offering a bundled
version of the QSDB that includes NAVTEQ map data of Quebec integrated with
Quebec official odonyms. KOREM's QSDB will be available in MapInfo, TAB,
ESRI Shapefile, and Oracle map data formats. It also includes all original
NAVTEQ variables, CTQ's normalized odonyms, and treatment codes.
    "Working in close collaboration with the Commission de toponymie of
Quebec inevitably contributed to the success and credibility of this project",
adds Mr. Vachon. This public organization which was created by Charter of the
French language is responsible for managing place names in the province of
Quebec. According to Article 128 of the Charter, "Upon the publication in the
Gazette officielle du Québec of the names chosen or approved by the
Commission, the use of such names becomes obligatory in texts and documents of
the civil administration and the semipublic agencies, in traffic signs, in
public signs and posters and in teaching manuals and educational and research
works published in Québec and approved by the Minister of Education."
    "With the integration of premium NAVTEQ map data and the Commission de
toponymie of Quebec's odonyms, KOREM's QSDB is a one-of-a-kind product,"
commented Roy Kolstad, Vice President and General Manager - Enterprise,
NAVTEQ. "We are pleased to be a part of KOREM's QSDB, which has been
recognized as the only product that meets Quebec Province government
requirements for official street names."

    About NAVTEQ

    NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for
automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based
mapping applications, and government and business solutions. 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 over 3,000 employees located in 168 offices in 30 countries.

    NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. (C) 2007 NAVTEQ.
    All rights reserved.

    About KOREM

    Founded in 1993, KOREM develops and implements integrated, evolving and
high quality geospatial solutions that meet customers strategic and management
requirements on a national and international scale. KOREM's workforce
capacities, expertise and creativity have contributed to put together
solutions to better locate, describe, disseminate, understand and analyze the
information improving decision-making throughout organizations. The mastering
of these fields of knowledge combined with business intelligence and
geospatial allows KOREM to accommodate clients with diverse needs.
ISO 9001:2000 certified, KOREM assures its clientele of high-level standards
of services and top-quality satisfaction based on dynamic and reliable work

For further information:

For further information: Anne-Andrée Morin, Marketing Communications
Agent, KOREM, (418) 647-1555, amorin@korem.com

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