It’s still tough out there for funding but Munich start-up United Maps, which generates “maps for humans, not for cars”, has completed a second round of funding from existing investors, including the High-Tech Start-Up Fund. Terms were undisclosed.
United Map’s technology “matches and merges vector sets to produce hyperlocal maps on large scales between 1:5,000 and 1:1,000”. It licenses maps from companies like Navteq and Tele Atlas and creates routable vector maps from them, overlaying additional cartographical information and other data. The company plans to have rolled its services out beyond Germany by 2010.
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