[talk-ph] tagging real speed (Re: GPS article)

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 07:45:46 GMT 2011

Breaking the thread to discuss this topic.

> anyway, here's an interesting news from Google Maps
> http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/infotech/view/20110308-324118/Google-Maps-now-helps-users-beat-traffic-jams
> this is one of my future nice-to-have
> what if we can "alter" routing algorithm decisions with time-based/real time
> practical max_speed for garmin
> to make intelligent routing decisions like this one?
> we all know the ETA for our units are not even near real world

This is only possible if google can collect traffic data.  I don't
know if such exist in the Philippines.

This topic was also discussed in brief during the garmin hackday.   At
the moment, we don't use any the max_speed tag in the Garmin map for
the simple reason that we have very little data.  Moreover, max_speed
doesn't tell you the actual speed conditions.

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