Cambridge-based Augmentra has signed a deal that will bring its DataRanger technology to phone handsets. The contract is with Geolives, a joint venture between STAR-APIC Group and Geomatic Ingenierie.
The agreement establishes Augmentra DataRanger technology as an off-road mapping, navigation and information platform for the Symbian mobile software environment. DataRanger allows for content such as maps to be stored on a mobile phone and a remote server. Points of interest, routes, text, photos, audio and video information can also be added.
Augmentra co-founder Craig Wareham said: ‘Geolives users can select specific map areas on a PC and then take them into the field on a mobile phone. GPS-enabled handsets will show a dynamic map display with the user’s location clearly marked.’