Tele Atlas seals five year Google map deal

Dutch digital map maker TeleAtlas signed a five-year deal with Google that will see its maps included on new Google services, including mobile phones based on its Android operating system, a Dow Jones report said.

Financial details weren't disclosed, but the agreement is the latest evidence of the increasing demand for GPS services, particularly for people on the move, the report added.

TeleAtlas, recently acquired by Dutch navigation device maker TomTom in a €2.9 billion deal, said it signed a five year licensing agreement with Google, which spans Google's current and future map-based services and navigation offerings across mobile, online and desktop platforms, the report added.

Tele Atlas says these include Google Maps and Google Earth, including mobile versions of the services based on its Android open-source operating system.