OnStar Incorporates GDT Street and Address Data For Support of Location Analysis and Routing.Business/Technology Editors
LEBANON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2002
Geographic Data Geographic data is about much more than electronic pictures of maps.
The geographic data that describes our world allows for city planning, flood prediction and relief, emergency service routing, environmental assessments, wind pattern monitoring and many other applications. Technology, Inc., a developer of premier map databases, today announced that its most recent street and address databases have been incorporated into OnStar telematics services offering emergency assistance, route planning and concierge services.
OnStar has integrated GDT's nationwide Dynamap(R)/Transportation database into OnStar's premier call center, which offers services such as automatic notification of airbag deployment, emergency service notification, roadside assistance, route support assistance, stolen vehicle tracking and concierge services. Compiled from a vast network of sources, Dynamap/Transportation provides street and address coverage, highly accurate one-way and restricted turn information, accurate representation of limited access highways, preferred routing names, and exit point layers.
OnStar touches subscribers in every county in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and all provinces of Canada with 200,000 routing calls, 14,250 roadside dispatches, and 300 airbag deployments each month.
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GDT Ground Data Terminal offers detailed street and address coverage throughout the United States and Canada to help ensure that OnStar customers can get the assistance they need whether they are in a major city or traveling through a rural area," said Mike Gerling, GDT president.
OnStar, a wholly owned subsidiary Wholly Owned Subsidiary
A subsidiary whose parent company owns 100% of its common stock.
In other words, the parent company owns the company outright and there are no minority owners. of General Motors Corp., is the nation's leading telematics provider. OnStar services include automatic notification of air bag deployment, stolen vehicle location, remote door unlock, emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' dispatch, roadside assistance, remote diagnostics Vehicle Diagnostics
Vehicle diagnostics enables a mechanic to diagnose the exact mechanical condition of the vehicle and its systems and components. Remote Diagnostics enables to perform such diagnosis without requiring the vehicle to physically be present for checkup. , route support, convenience services and OnStar Concierge. OnStar Personal Calling allows drivers to make and receive hands-free, voice-activated phone calls through a nationwide network in cooperation with Verizon Wireless Cellco Partnership, doing business as Verizon Wireless, owns and operates the second largest wireless telecommunications network in the United States, based on total wireless customers. . Virtual Advisor, developed with General Magic Inc. (Nasdaq: GMGC) gives subscribers access to personalized information in a hands-free, voice-activated manner with no screens or displays. Additional information is available at http://www.onstar.com
Geographic Data Technology, Inc. is the premier developer of map databases that provide the foundation for location-based applications. With more than 20 years experience in data management and compilation, GDT excels at bringing together a myriad of data resources to create spatial products and services that help businesses and consumers manage, understand and analyze geographic relationships. GDT provides cartographic car·tog·ra·phy
The art or technique of making maps or charts.
[French cartographie : carte, map (from Old French, from Latin charta, carta, paper made from papyrus data to major GIS vendors and is the data provider for leading software and web mapping programs. GDT data is used for routing, web mapping, emergency response, site selection, risk analysis, facilities management The management of a user's computer installation by an outside organization. All operations including systems, programming and the datacenter can be performed by the facilities management organization on the user's premises. , and a host of other applications. With a focus on nationwide coverage, GDT offers customers complete, current and comprehensive geographic products for North America, Brazil and Argentina. GDT employs more than 500 people at its Lebanon, NH headquarters. For more information, visit the GDT web site at www.geographic.com.
Dynamap is a registered trademark of GDT.