[OSM-talk] Google Maps maps most of Europe
simon at zymurgy.org
Tue Apr 25 15:01:08 BST 2006
Raphaël Jacquot wrote:
> numerous press articles show that they're doing the exact same thing as
> we are doing.
> teleatlas even has a camper that is fitted with a large computer array
> and high res video camera, and has a machine vision system to
> automatically take note of road signs. I'm told it can even read the
> signs using OCR
I know they use that arrangement for countries without good national
mapping agencies that they can get a good base dataset from. Apparently,
they're using it to survey Portugal and similar countries.
Ordnance Survey GB do a VERY good job, but it's also a very expensive job.
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