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European maps coming soon?

Postby zzyzxuk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:26 pm

I just saw the press release on Google about Waze's new partnerships which, if I am reading this correctly, will give us some new base maps in Europe!!!

What does this mean for us active road mappers? Should we take a break from road labelling cause a lot of the work is about to be done for us?

(And if I am supposed to take a break, after having made 15,000 road edits to the UK's map, what else am I supposed to do with my life? :lol: )
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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby naesstrom » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:11 pm

This sounds really interesting... do you have any link to the source?
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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby zzyzxuk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:27 pm

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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby naesstrom » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:37 pm

Oh, looking really interesting!
does this mean that we will get 3d maps to maybe, I always loved the way it looks in the navigon navigators :D

and just to scare everyone... does this mean Waze is going payware?
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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby Hellek » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:25 pm

Wow, that press release sounds really interesting. Also, because Intermap's technology seems to be the perfect complementary to Waze, thereby making them a perfect couple. :mrgreen:

Let's lean back and wait for news from Waze. I guess it will take some time to import that data into Waze. I hope they tell us soon how this will be done. I.e. how conflicts with existing data will be treated. Anyway, that's great news!
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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby robin1979 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:31 am

Any updates on this? 8-)
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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby naesstrom » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:52 am

I'm a bit curious about what this will do actually, I havn't even seen aerials yet in my area so all the roads are made from gps points and nothing else, like for many others!

does this mean that we won't have to drive around creating the roads with the "bulldozer" active anymore or what... that's been part of the fun for me! oh and don't take me wrong... I'm really really looking forward to this! Hi quality 3d maps... can't be anything else then fun :D
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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby zzyzxuk » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:53 am

I've emailed t/s asking if they could give us any clarification on what this means for us... I've heard that this might not exactly a 'base map', so I'd like to know what we're getting...

It has an immediate impact on those of us who are active mappers - I might not want to spend as much time over the next few weeks adding roads if some batch job is about to do it for me, so support - could you let us know what we can expect?
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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby naesstrom » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:09 am

zzyzxuk wrote:I've emailed t/s asking if they could give us any clarification on what this means for us... I've heard that this might not exactly a 'base map', so I'd like to know what we're getting...

It has an immediate impact on those of us who are active mappers - I might not want to spend as much time over the next few weeks adding roads if some batch job is about to do it for me, so support - could you let us know what we can expect?


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Re: European maps coming soon?

Postby robin1979 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:11 am

zzyzxuk wrote:It has an immediate impact on those of us who are active mappers - I might not want to spend as much time over the next few weeks adding roads if some batch job is about to do it for me, so support - could you let us know what we can expect?


+1 :twisted:
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