[OSM-talk] Google Maps maps most of Europe

Paul Neave paul.neave at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 14:31:38 BST 2006

As far as competition goes, that's a lot of it:

Also on a similar note, how does Tele Atlas/Navteq gather their street
map data? Do they use satellite imagery, draw on the map and copy the
road data into a database or is every single road surveyed in some
other way?

I'm curious because although OSM is a fantastic initiative, simply
drawing roads onto a copy of a satellite map seems to be a much
simpler option that riding round every road on a bike with a GPS ;)


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