Vodafone Germany Launches Mobile Earth for Subscribers

Sep 08, 2006

'Mobile Earth', a mapping and information service has been launched for Vodafone Germany's mobile subscribers. The service, available on Java-enabled devices, has been created by LocatioNet Systems Ltd., a provider of mobile mapping and location applications, and is using content from TeleAtlas, a digital mapping company. The Mobile Earth service enables mobile users to view any address in Germany over full color maps or high resolution aerial photos, calculate routes between addresses and view the results on a map, in addition to searching and viewing over four hundred thousand points of interest in Germany. The Mobile Earth application requires a download from the Vodafone Live! mobile portal. The application has an advanced Java-based user interface with maps delivered to the users' handset from the central server over the wireless network.

(http://www.locationet.com/mobile_earth.htm; www.teleatlas.com)