tomtom on the Neo1973
openmoko at mauve.plus.com
Sat Mar 31 16:27:32 CEST 2007
Flemming Richter Mikkelsen wrote:
> On 3/31/07, *Patrick Beck* <beck-patrick at web.de
> <mailto:beck-patrick at web.de>> wrote:
> i follow the deployment of the Neo1973 and Openmoko since they become
> I have discussed with a few others on the IRC, about the Idea to use
> tomtom on the Neo1973. I think it will be very cool :) I had no problem
> to pay money for a good software and rich in detail maps. It is hard
> work to create good maps (see http://www.openstreetmap.org).
> Therefore I would like to support openstreetmap.org
Openstreetmap is shit.
At the moment.
I say this as a contributor,
(select the cross on the right, pick 'osmarender') (all my own work
(except the railway)
I intend to -slowly- fill out Glenrothes - 40K population, some 300Km of
roads, maybe a few hundred points of interest.
A map that completely omits towns and cities with populations of 150K,
or millions in some parts of the world is a complete joke as an end-user
device,for the 99.999% of the worlds surface that is not well mapped.
> When many people want to use tomtom on the Neo1973, it would be a good
> precondition to assure tomtom from this idea to sell tomtom for the
> Openmoko platform. tomtom devices already run under linux, so i think it
> will not so hard to port it on Openmoko.
> I think tomtom should be optional in addition to openstreetmap.
> Openstreetmap should not be replaced, and it should be easy to update
> openstreetmap. We could make some nice UI for that. But people have
> different needs; and for those that need detailed maps and can afford
> it, maybe tomtom is better.
Of course tomtom can't be installed by default - without a huge per-item
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