[Geowanking] TeleAtlas Car
nickblack1 at gmail.com
Sat Aug 19 00:21:52 PDT 2006
On 8/18/06, Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se> wrote:
> Tom Longson (nym) wrote:
> > Most of you probably already have seen this, but I thought it would be good
> > to share...
> > http://news.digitaltrends.com/featured_article60.html
> Once again, we get proof that leading U.S. businesses apply the
> same primitive amateur routines that we hobbyists use in projects
> such as OpenStreetMap. Why on earth would TeleAtlas, who gets
> money from selling their maps and apparently can afford having a
> person driving around cities and country, not have access to
> engineering drawings of the on- and offramps of every motorway?
> Why is the U.S. so full of amateurs? How can you build a road
> (for taxpayers' money, I presume) and then forget where it was, so
> you must go out and survey its position?
Because the government have perfect engineering drawing that detail
raod geomoetry to the nearest mm. But they dont know the things that
we want to know - Where is the pub? What is the pub called? Does the
pub serve fish on tuesdays? Significantly, they also do not know where
the roadsigns are, something that companies that make money selling
data for sat nav need to know.
Its all detailed here:
> Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
> Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se
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