"Progorod": a new player in the market of navigation software and mapping

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Group of companies "SiDiKom" officially declared the start of the project "Progorod" aimed at developing a complete software navigation services for devices GLONASS-GPS. The result of the annual preparatory phase of the project were:
  • creation of a radically new concept of navigation cartography - the development of cartographic base and the count of traffic, taking into account Russian Sobienie of navigational equipment
  • creation of the largest in Russia team of cartographers working in the field of digital navigation maps - more than 100 people;
  • Development and production of relevant navigational charts high degree of detail for the 17 largest metropolitan areas of Russia: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Samara, Omsk, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Volgograd, Perm, Voronezh , Krasnoyarsk, Saratov, Krasnodar. The total number of settlements within the cartographic coverage "Progorod" - about 33 000 in 50 regions of Russia, of which 387 - settlements with targeted by the plan;
  • Development and production of navigational software packages for Windows Mobile and Windows CE.

Today the company announced the official launch of the project and the launch of the Internet portal The site provides with information developed navigational decisions: navigation programs for different platforms created in the project navigation maps. Also, site visitors with access service web-GIS, which allows you to evaluate the quality of created image maps and these maps cover the territory of Russia.
Currently navigation service "Progorod" is available for Windows Mobile and Windows CE. In the nearest plans Issue navigation solutions for platforms J2ME (Java), Android and iPhone.
Software navigational engines "Progorod" have some unique competitive advantages. In particular, "Progorod" implemented by the emulation of intersections and road junctions: when approaching a complicated intersection organized in a corner of the screen displays the image, repeating a schematic view of the real part of the road, which helps the driver to quickly orient.
Users are free 30-day fully functional demonstration versions.