TomTom on Openmoko?

Marcin Juszkiewicz openembedded at
Thu Mar 27 14:46:26 CET 2008

Dnia Thursday 27 of March 2008, Marcus Bauer napisał:
> On Thu, 2008-03-27 at 14:05 +0100, Marcin Juszkiewicz wrote:

> > Because OSM maps suxx? Lack details, lack streets, lack too many
> > things to be usable?
> >
> > OSM is nice idea but it is only idea. It will never replace
> > commercial maps.

> Hey, why even buy a Neo? Compared to any other phone it "suxx".  It
> will never replace commercial phones like a Nokia N95 or and an iphone.
> Or will it? :^)))

Not in current state of software. During year lot of things changed but it 
still need more time. I still prefer my SE k750i phone then GTA01.

> The coverage of the Netherlands has already commercial quality (go and
> have a look) - actually it is already better than commercial data and
> in the US the governments TIGER data has been imported.

Compare that with other parts of world. Each time when I look at Poland I 
see that OSM has some data, Google Maps has all (not actual in some 
places), AutoMapa has quite actual maps. I do not live in Netherlands 
(which maps were given by commercial organization).

> Looking how OSM evolved in the last two years, I'm sure it will in two
> more year cover many parts of the world better than commercial maps.

> Coming back to my first question: I hope that the Neo's will be the
> better alternative compared to N95 and iphone. That's why we are all
> here.

I hope that GTA03 will be better alternative then N95/iPhone (or rather 
their newer versions) too.

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