Telcontar inks deal with GlobeXplorer™ to offer aerial and satellite images to location-based service providers

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October 23, 2003 - Telcontar, the leading supplier of software and related services for location-based services (LBS), today announced an agreement that enables Telcontar to resell GlobeXplorer imagery services. Under the agreement, Telcontar is now able to offer GlobeXplorer's high-quality aerial and satellite digital images to customers using either its Universal Telematics Server™ ASP or Drill Down Server™ spatial platform.

"The GlobeXplorer data is well-suited for applications with users that want to see actual high resolution photographs of a location or route," said Eric Carlson, president and CEO of Telcontar. "Many of our customers are interested in using these images to enhance their products for such applications as asset and vehicle tracking, stolen vehicle recovery, navigation, real estate, or enhanced directory services."

"Our comprehensive libraries of digital images are a perfect addition to Telcontar's offerings," said Rob Shanks, president of GlobeXplorer. "LBS service providers using Telcontar's hosting services and spatial software platform now have the option of adding photographs to the map displays in their products. Since Telcontar's UTS is a leading source of private labeled MSSC services used for consumer vehicle tracking and mobile safety, security and convenience, partnering with Telcontar was a natural choice."

Services from GlobeXplorer will include Citipix six-inch aerial imagery of 65 metropolitan areas, AirPhotoUSA one-foot-to-one-meter aerial imagery for 120+ metro areas, DigitalGlobe satellite imagery and worldwide aerial and satellite imagery at varying scales. Citipix is the largest high-resolution aerial imagery dataset available online. It covers more than 7,000 cities and towns in the United States, with a total area of over 90,000 square miles.

The Telcontar UTS "connects people to things" through a sophisticated integration of electronic devices with wireless, telephony and Web technologies. Typical devices include a wireless radio modem, a microprocessor and a GPS receiver for mobile applications that can be installed in cars, computers, as well as homes and other prospective MSSC applications. Its fault-tolerant, flexible, open architecture allows integration of best-of-breed mapping, communications, hardware devices, voice and other technology components without requiring the re-engineering of back-end applications or consumer user interfaces. The Drill Down Server spatial software platform powers a wide range of location-based wireless or Internet applications such as mapping portals, navigation, real time traffic, directory services, vehicle tracking and security. The Drill Down Server is the platform for high volume spatial applications. Its highly scalable, ODBC compliant and stateless architecture provides high performance routing, image rendering, geocoding, real time traffic, points of interest, and directory services support.

About Telcontar

Telcontar is a worldwide provider of the premier spatial software platform and services for LBS. Telcontar clients such as Yahoo!, Hutchison 3G, Criticom, Satronics, Rand McNally and ATX Technologies use its Televoke Universal Telematics Server, Drill Down Server, Rich Map Engine and Traffic Manager products to offer end users asset or resource management, MSSC, real-time navigation and traffic, driving directions, roadside or emergency assistance and maps. Telcontar is privately held and headquartered in San Jose, California with field offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, Denver, Massachusetts and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit

About GlobeXplorer

GlobeXplorer LLC is a leading geographic data integration and publishing company providing online access to the world's largest commercial library of georeferenced digital aerial imagery. The company's image library is distributed over the Internet using a proprietary platform that dynamically searches, retrieves, compacts, and delivers high-quality images from an online database within seconds. Using this technology, GlobeXplorer provides fast and affordable access to aerial images and associated database content to thousands of businesses and consumers on a daily basis. Through dynamic Web applications, Web services, Internet portals, and Internet-aware devices, GlobeXplorer distributes interactive maps and aerial imagery via flexible subscription services. The company is headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., and its products are available worldwide. For further information, contact GlobeXplorer at or visit

GlobeXplorer LLC is a subsidiary of Stewart Geo Technologies, Inc., a Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE-STC) company. Stewart Geo Technologies is a multifaceted international provider of geospatial solutions with product lines in mapping services, geographic information system application development, GIS consulting, and Internet data integration and publication. More information about Stewart Geo Technologies can be found at .

TRADEMARKS: Telcontar, Televoke Universal Telematics Server, Traffic Manager, Rich Map Engine Software Libraries and Drill Down Server are trademarks of Telcontar. All other product or company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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