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TomTom Expands Map Coverage To 5548 Indian Cities & Towns; Lane Guidance For 3200 Intersections

Amsterdam based navigation service company, TomTom, has released updated maps of India for its VIA Series portable navigation devices, claiming to cover over 5,548 cities and towns across the country. Sanu Vasudevan, National Sales Manager for TomTom India, informed that the maps would also offer advanced Lane Guidance for 3,200 intersection. He elaborated that the maps would offer extensive coverage of new highways and intercity road networks added to the current release, and offer a more realistic representation of driving environment to help users choose the right lane instantly on select intersections. POIs: Besides these additions, the maps will also offer new point of interest categories such as ATMs, petrol stations, restaurants, places of worship, shopping centres and many more. According to the TomTom India website, these maps feature 4 million Points of Interest (POI) in 62 categories. House Numbers: The maps will also offer Address Points or house/establishment addresses for Delhi NCR and Chandigargh, and 2D City Maps for 10 Indian cities, displaying two-dimensional representations of detailed building footprints; town blocks, including sidewalks and water systems; and railway infrastructures. In another statement, TomTom informed that it has added 270 cities and towns to its navigation coverage in India, making the navigable coverage available for 99% of urban population. We're not sure if street level data coverage is listed separately by TomTom, as it had claimed to offer street street level data for 100 cities, at the time of expanding its coverage in India. TomTom has also expanded its global coverage specifically in…

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