[talk-ph] OSM vs. RoadGuide.ph

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 06:42:55 GMT 2011

On 1/27/11, Andre Marcelo-Tanner <andre at enthropia.com> wrote:
> You can just load 2 maps on a garmin device and switch them? or can you
> view them also one on top of another?
Yes, depending on your unit and storage, you can load 2 maps.
Combining them is also possible (legally, for personal use only).
But, it can be visually confusing for areas with extensive coverage
for both map.

> I have a friend interested in doing a layer of POIs to the PH map, is
> such possible with garmin devices?
Yes, cloudmade has this service (poi gpx).

> On 3:59 AM, Eugene Alvin Villar wrote:
>> As a followup, I did a visual comparison of several areas where OSM
>> has better data and coverage than RoadGuide.ph:
>> http://vaes9.codedgraphic.com/posts/is_rg_better_than_osm
>> I hope that this will prove enlightening. End lesson: load both maps
>> into your Garmin unit. =)
>> On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar<seav80 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> If anyone is interested to see the differences between RoadGuide.ph
>>> and OpenStreetMap, then check out this article I wrote in the OSM
>>> Wiki:<http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/RoadGuide.ph>
>>> If you have a Garmin GPS device then you most probably have heard of
>>> RoadGuide.ph. In my personal opinion, if you want the best
>>> Garmin-compatible routable map of the Philippines, then go for
>>> RoadGuide.ph, but you should also get Maning's osmphil map
>>> <http://esambale.wikispaces.com/osmphil_garmin>  since OSM has better
>>> data than RG in some areas, most especially if you have not attained
>>> the contributor status in RG and have only access to the Basic map.
>>> :-)
>>> Eugene (osm:seav)
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