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Press Release

TomTom appoints GIM to distribute Maps and Location Content to Local Customers in the Benelux

Brussels, July 20, 2011 -

TomTom has appointed GIM as an official distributor of TomTom maps and location content in the Benelux. Through this agreement, TomTom and GIM will help more industry partners bring their mapping solutions to market.

In the Benelux, GIM will provide a broad range of TomTom’s industry leading map products and location content to local governments and enterprises who are then able to deliver custom-made applications to sub-segments including Spatial Data Infrastructure & Mapping, Geomarketing, GIS for Environment, Transport and Mobility, Logistics, Safety and Security as well as others.

Maarten van Gool, Managing Director of TomTom Licensing: “With more than 15 years of experience in delivering solutions to optimise company processes with an explicit spatial component, GIM is a reliable partner to serve our regional Benelux customers. Taking advantage of GIM’s local knowledge and relationships enables us to strengthen our position in the Benelux market and to grow revenue.”

“In our new role as official distributor, we see great opportunities to offer our customers many innovative TomTom products. By ensuring products are tailored to Benelux market requirements, we meet customers’ demand for a wide range of integrated geographical solutions”, says Vital Schreurs, Managing Director of GIM.

GIM will support and offer its customers a broad range of TomTom map and enhanced content products, including MultiNet, and the following add-on products: 2D City Maps, 3D City Maps, 3D Landmarks and Landmark Icons, Address Points, Advanced City Models, Logistics, Points of Interest, Voice Maps, Speed Profiles, Digital Elevation Models, World Boundary Map. TomTom Licensing will continue to maintain direct contact with global customers, delivering the complete TomTom portfolio of product and service solutions.

About GIM
GIM is one of the most important Belgian GIS companies, with more than 15 years of experience in GIS - geographic information systems, Spatial Analysis, Geo-ICT and Geomarketing, operating both in the Public Administrations and in the private market segments. In addition, GIM distributes software products, geodata and training services. GIM serves more than 300 active customers, followed directly across the national territory. For further information, please visit


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