Chinese digital map provider NavInfo has acquired Mapscape, an independent supplier of business-to-business services for the production of digital maps based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Mapscape was created in 2007 as a management buy out from Siemens VDO, slightly before the acquisition of the Siemens’ Eindhoven Research and Development center by TomTom.
Mapscape is around 50 people and provides services such as map compilation, content aggregation, product tests, product certification, and quality improvement. The company has customers throughout the LBS value chain, from raw map data suppliers and dynamic content providers to mobile or built-in navigation system manufacturers.
“Henk Eemers and Ralf Stollenwerk, the founders of Mapscape, will stay with the company and continue their roles in the organization as managing directorsâ€?, said Mapscape in a statement. Each of them owned 50% of the company.
In the same statement Mapscape said that it will continue to serve its existing customers.