Esri has signed an agreement with maps, traffic and location data provider NAVTEQ to provide worldwide map data on ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Data Appliance, in order to provide up-to-date base map data for routing and other location tasks to its clients.
ArcGIS Online provides a platform to find, share, and organise geographic content to build GIS applications. Users can access global base maps and task services such as geocoding and routing to build their own maps and apps, and share them with a broad community of users.
ArcGIS Data Appliance is a scalable server that plugs into an organisation's internal network and serves pre-installed worldwide reference map data to support mapping tasks.
NAVTEQ map data will be available on ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Data Appliance in June, 2011, with coverage in Australia, New Zealand, and South America. Broader coverage will be available later this year.