[talk-ph] Google making moves ...

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Thu Dec 4 03:54:03 GMT 2008


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 11:39 AM, Jim Morgan <jim at datalude.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> You've probably discussed this already, but in case you haven't, it seems that Google is entering the fray.
>
>        http://maps.google.com/help/mapmaker/philippines/
>
> I find it quite strange that the data on maps.google.com for the Philippines is laughably inaccurate, but the data in mapmaker is actually pretty complete. Any ideas what they're up to?

Googlemapmaker vs. Openstreetmap

Coverage: Google wins
Lots of satellite data

Accuracy and Quality: Openstreetmap wins (at least from where I do
mapping : http://www.google.com/mapmaker?hl=en&gw=30&ll=14.62806,121.093411&spn=0.018063,0.030277&z=16
)
You can only do so much with satellite data

Fun: Openstreetmap wins (
http://www.google.com/mapmaker?hl=en&gw=30&ll=14.584445,120.982717&spn=0.004517,0.007569&z=18
)

cheers,
maning

> Jim
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