TomTom has signed a partnership contract with the developer of GPS products from Amsterdam, CosmicNavigation.
It’s for the first time in it’s excistence that TomTom will promote and market ‘third party content’. CosmicNavigation’s cycling, marine and touring content will initialy fall under this agreement.
CyclingAtlas, NauticAtlas and TourAtlas
CosmicNavigation has been developing navigation content for several years already. Now with the CyclingAtlas, TomTom users can add over 200 cyclingroutes to their TomTom. With the NauticAtlas, users can add the official marine data of the Dutch inland-waters to their TomTom device.
Both Atlasses are datasets that have been especially developed so they can be added to the TeleAtlas maps as an exta layer. This way the user can get all the possible information on it’s position, the route to follow and the surroundings. In the near future the Atlas product range will be expanded with different editions, such as the TourAtlas, legendary touristic routes for car navigation throughout Europe.
At first the Atlasses will be sold to the dutch TomTom users, but CosmicNavigation is already developing the international editions of these Atlasses.
Users create and share content
The CyclingAtlas or the NauticAtlas are sold as a cd with a unique code, that gives access to the secured part of www.fietsatlas.nl and www.vaaratlas.nl. The information online and the information on the cd together make the total solution complete.
Through the websites, registered user scan get usefull and unique content that allows them to enjoy their journey even more. The websites also allow users to create and share routes and content that they have added to the database online. The Atlas editors will monitor the content so that everyone can fully enjoy each others content.