NY Times: Navteq in New York

The New York Times adds to the pile of coverage about digital mapping data providers with this piece about Navteq’s field surveyors, tagging along as they survey a part of Queens.

Since Navteq and TeleAtlas don’t sell directly to consumers, articles like these invariably refer to their customers: sometimes it’s the online mapping services; sometimes (as in this case) it’s the makers of in-car GPS navigation systems. See previous entries about Navteq in San Diego and New York, and TeleAtlas in Santa Fe and Berlin. See also: More on Digital Map Field Researchers; CNet Profiles TeleAtlas; SF Chronicle: Digital Map Field Researchers; Backcountry Mapping; Online Maps’ Foot Soldiers.