[talk-ph] Navteq/Nokia finally shows their mapping data for the Philippines

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 6 03:00:29 GMT 2010

I have been checking out http://maps.ovi.com and until recently, Nokia had
only been showing the public domain VMAP0 data (which is data only good for
1:1,000,000 scale maps--meaning low resolution). Nokia announced recently
that they would be offering free turn-by-turn navigation and I guess,
shortly after that, they enabled Navteq's Philippine data to be shown on the
Ovi Maps website.

Looking at their maps, the road data for Metro Manila and surrounding area
seems good and somewhat up-to-date (though I can easily spot several
out-of-date portions). For instance they barely pass my Bonifacio Global
City test but fail the C-5 extension test. Coastline data is pretty bad, on
the other hand.

In terms of coverage, I think they can match Google's Map Maker data.
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