If you're interested in learning about the companies that provide Google, Yahoo, MSN, Mapquest and many others the data for their digital map services, a Newsweek article: It's the Road Now Taken, offers an overview of the two companies that provide most of the data, Navteq and Tele Atlas. You'll also read about the people who drive around updating each companies database.
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