[OSM-talk] OSM to .. Only Garmin
tanveer1979 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 09:19:00 GMT 2008
On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 2:15 PM, Nick Black <nickblack1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tanveer,
> Speaking from a CloudMade perspective, we went with Garmin IMG because its
> the most popular type of hand held GPS device in the UK/EU. Is the
> situation different in India - what are the popular devices there? If there
> is enough demand CloudMade can support other formats as well.
> nick at cloudmade.com
Thanks for your reply nick.
India is primarily Garmin country too in dedicated GPS(Destinator 7),
but with mobile phone related GPS coming up, and other PDA based GPS
systems coming up, there is increased demand for Route66 and IGo.
In dedicated GPS systems Blaupunkt is making big inroads, as their
pricing is good, and they have a tie up with the german manufactures,
and the other common GPS system used is Magellan.
Infact, I found a lot of Magellan in California.
As for me personally, I have a lowrance(lcm maps), but converting
garmin format to lowrance is not really a big problem, so I do fine.
Magellan guys have the toughest job, first you convert to polish
format, then shapefile and them magellen img
I can probably talk to other on the talk-in list, and get a clear cut
idea about what else is common apart from garmin.
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