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Tele Atlas Buys Out Phonetics Topographics

June 18, 2001
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Tele Atlas, Menlo Park, Calif., bought out all remaining shares of Phonetic Topographics, a Belgium voice technology company.

Phonetic Topographics enables geographic databases to speak the names of geospatial locations such as cities, streets, parks and monuments. Phonetic Topographics already has developed phonetic transcriptions based on Tele Atlas’ European database coverage.

Tele Atlas has complete digital maps of Europe and North America, including full digital map coverage of the United States.