The Asiatype Group of Companies, the country’s leading publisher of folded maps, produced the first locally made Global Positioning System (GPS) portable navigation device, which it calls the Vector V100, for the Philippines.
Created to provide assistance to motorists, the Vector V100 employs electronic maps, route plotting and rerouting and turn-by-turn voice directions. It also boasts of 38,000 points of interest (POIs), so one can easily search through a number of categories, from restaurants, hospitals, tourist sites, schools, malls and even utility shops.
So far, Asiatype already has a complete street-level coverage of Metro Manila, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Pampanga, Baguio, Bulacan, Cebu, Bacolod, Tarlac, Rizal, Subic and Olongapo. It hopes to complete the coverage of the entire Philippines over the next few months. With more than 15 years of mapping data by local cartographers and Geographic Information System specialists, who get constant feedback and update on POIs, motorists are assured of up-to-date information.
For P13,900, a motorist may get the device powered by NDrive navigation software, a leading European provider of navigation services worldwide. The Vector V100 also provides unlimited itineraries and alternative routes through its 4.3-inch touch screen panel display, with a resolution of 480x272 pixels. [via: Philippine Daily Inquirer]