The leading Russian search engine Yandex has agreed to acquire online map provider GIS Technologies (ГИС Технологии) for several million dollar, reported newspaper Vedomosti.
GIS Technologies supplies online city maps for Yandex.Maps (Яндекс.Карты) since 2008. Previously, GIS Technologies supplied Megapolis maps for satelite navigation devices JJ-Connect.
Launched in 2004, Yandex.Maps has a monthly audience of 9 million users.
In 2008, Yandex acquired road traffic monitoring service SMIlink, which was then integrated into Yandex.Maps.