fvwazing wrote:Lol, this is swaying waaaaay off topic, guys. When I say G's maps are CONSIDERED to be good I mean that the perception of the general public is that they are good. We, editors, see that different. AppleMaps are considered crappy by the same general public - but they are maybe 98% correct, just not correct enough.
Again I disagree. Google maps are CONSIDERED good because of street view and the satellite images (even if sometimes bing is better, some people will probably not look at it for being microsoft), and google earth, and, I need to admit, the vectorial stuff is usually much nicer than others.
For navigation, I doubt it, from my country's experience and assuming the same happens in other "lesser" countries. And again I'm not talking about small interior villages that nobody drives - those also need a lot of help on Waze - but the streets that thousands of people drive every day.
My drive home-work is the a very simple 20-25km trip through normal streets. Google can't drive me there without doing an illegal u-turn. Funny thing I found the bug on Google because I myself had done a mistake on waze and almost screwed it in a similar way, but on Waze I got it fixed even before any update screwed it, and google is still broken.
Another funny thing is that with our experience with the waze editor we start looking at details on the other maps and seeing that they also commit the same mistakes as us. Stuff like having slight variations on city names and then seeing double labels, or seeing those cases where street names appear larger than the city label itself. Basically everytime I see such a thing my brain just clicks on the segment trying to fix it. I want my mapmaker for Portugal!