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ABmaps.com is an American free web mapping server and portal. The website provides services such as address finding, route planner among others. The mapping engine behind the portal is developed by AtlasCT. The technology is based on streaming vector graphics and Macromedia Flash format compared to other popular mapping portals such as Google Maps and Windows Live Local which utilize raster maps.[citation needed]


The services of the portal include:


The portal offers maps for mobile devices via the ABmaps Mobile application. ABmaps Mobile belongs to the so-called 'Offboard' category, which means that the actual maps data doesn't have to be stored on the device itself but downloaded from the Internet using GPRS. This approach provides a considerably lower cost mobile maps service for the public, but on the other hand it results in a slower map navigation which depends on a GPRS connection speed. The application provided for free but the user must pay for its own internet traffic. The ABmaps Mobile application can run on mobile devices which support Java ME and are Internet enabled.

World maps[edit]

ABmaps contains a global map of the world and more detailed maps of the countries listed below. The maps data of these countries is provided by Navteq and allows street level driving directions and address finding. The present countries with detailed coverage are:

North America
  • Canada
  • United States
South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
Middle East
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

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