Whereis® is mad about maps. In fact, we are the leading provider of digital maps and content for Australia, and offer digital maps and content for New Zealand as well.
The start of the journey
Back in the mid nineties, we recognised satellite navigation devices weren't just a fad, but a soon-to-be essential part of everyday life. To that end, in 1997 we worked very closely with BMW to create a digital mapping database to help them deliver the first in-car satellite navigation system in Australia.
Other milestones we've reached along our journey include:
- signing with international mobile GPS satellite navigation provider Webraska for online/wireless mapping in 2001
- launching Australia's first portable navigation solution with Whereis® maps in 2002
- signing several licences with new leading portable GPS satellite navigation manufacturers in 2005, making Whereis® the leading provider of GPS satellite navigation map data in Australia.
Since 1997, our comprehensive mapping data has powered more than 1.5 million portable and in-car satellite navigation systems2 across Australia and New Zealand – an achievement we are very proud of.
Navigation for everyone
Today, we realise that people want a selection of navigation tools to suit a variety of needs. New technologies don't replace old ones, rather they complement them, giving us even more control over how we get around.
Whereis® has developed an entire range of digital mapping products that can be used across every medium. From the web, mobile and smartphones, to in-car and portable GPS satellite navigation systems – not to forget our specialised products for business and government – we're the experts in every channel.
1 Omniture Data October 2007.
2 Based on Whereis® map data sales to portable and in-car satellite navigation manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand from July 2002 until March 2008.
Whereis® and UBD®
All our digital maps are derived from the UBD®, Australia's leading street directory.
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For more information about any of the Whereis® products and services please email or call our customer service centre on 1800 819 471