[Geowanking] a modest proposal for google maps
mattias at globalvillage.nu
Thu Jul 21 11:02:47 PDT 2005
> I'm beginning to think that Google might do best, to embrace
> open mapping and release themselves from servitude to their
> vendors, Navteq, Teleatlas, et. al. google is constrained,
> -and- constraining open development by their dependence on
> these outside private geodata suppliers.
And how about someone adding support for street level maps outside of the US
(well, and the UK in gmaps case). Mobile use is peaked in some european but
it's next to impossible to find mapping solutions and data that cover it.
The capital cities would be a good start: Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo,
Helsinki and so on. Since we're not covered by Tiger there's not any
geocoding that can be done easily either.
As a side note I think the value of mapping sites don't really lie in what
mapping engine they use since that's interchangeable but rather in the data
they create, locations locations locations :)
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