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DMTI Spatial and Thales Navigation Help Consumer GPS Enthusiasts Find Their Way In Canada with Magellan GPS

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Markham, ON, May 28, 2002 - Canada's leading mapping data and geocoding solutions provider, DMTI Spatial(tm), is pleased to announce that its CanMap® Streetfiles and Points of Interest (POI) data sets have been selected by Thales Navigation, one of the world's leading GPS providers, as the preferred source for its Magellan MapSend Streets and Destinations Canada(tm) CD products.

Canadian tourists, motorists and outdoor enthusiasts can now purchase comprehensive Canadian street map and point of interest data on CD-ROM to maximize the potential of their GPS handheld technology. The Canadian MapSend Streets CD provides the user with the capability to download highly detailed street maps into Magellan's consumer GPS handheld products.

This partnership provides Thales Navigation with Canada's leading street map and POI data for comprehensive mapping solutions designed to help users plot their current position, create waypoints and routes, carry out street address based searches with download capability for viewing maps on their GPS device.

CanMap Streetfiles are built to rigorous cartographic standards with addressed street segment coverage for 87% of the population and named street segment coverage for 99% of the population. CanMap also provides detailed topographic and geographic features for 157 major Canadian Urban Areas.

"Our vast expertise in developing mapping data is a perfect complement to the Thales Navigation consumer GPS offering. We look forward to providing a robust solution for consumers that include both the best in GPS technology and the best mapping data for Canada," said John Fisher, President and CEO of DMTI Spatial.

"We are pleased to be working with DMTI Spatial, to bring exciting new functionality to our Canadian customers, " said Randy Hall, Director of Product Marketing, Thales Navigation. "Together, we are able to provide accurate and detailed Canadian street map data for consumers who want to enjoy their outdoor activities, or just get around unfamiliar territory, without getting lost."


About Thales Navigation:

Thales Navigation is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of positioning, navigation, and guidance equipment with operations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Thales Navigation markets its Magellan brand GPS products in the consumer electronics, recreation, and automotive markets, and its Ashtech GPS and GNSS professional solutions in the survey, GIS/Mapping, and OEM markets. Through its joint venture with Hertz, Thales Navigation has developed the Hertz NeverLost® vehicle navigation system. Thales Navigation's key innovations include the first U.S. commercial hand-held GPS receiver for positioning and navigation, and the first handheld GPS with industry standard Secure Digital Memory Card capabilities.

Thales Navigation, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with European sales headquarters in Carquefou, France, is a subsidiary of Thales, a leading professional electronics company headquartered in Paris, France, with activities in aerospace, defense and information technology and services. For more information, visit

About DMTI Spatial:

DMTI Spatial is a leading North American spatial solutions data provider. Our data helps users to better understand their customers, optimize resources, realize opportunities, maximize profitability, and make informed business decisions. DMTI Spatial is the publisher of CanMap®, a suite of precision-built street map, rail and routing data; GeoPinpoint(tm), innovative geocoding and address management software; and a comprehensive portfolio of enhanced points of interest, census data and boundaries, postal geography, topographic maps, marketing databases and a wide range of GIS services. To find out more about DMTI Spatial, visit or call toll free: 1-877-477-3684.

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