[OSM-talk] Fwd: Nav4All navigation shut down by Navteq
ekkehart at gmx.de
Tue Feb 2 11:31:18 GMT 2010
Frederik Ramm wrote:
> The commercial maps have fixed tagging schemes, minimum quality
> standards and only accept trained personnel as mappers. They have long
> turnaround times and cost a lot of money to maintain. At OSM we have no
> fixed tagging schema, no minimum quality standards, and anyone can map.
> We have super fast turnaround times and cost nothing to maintain.
> Different approaches - different results. Not worse or better; different.
Yes, I agree with it that those are very different things. That's the reason
why I think that OSM should not pretend to be/be advertised as a viable
alternative to commercial map data. Which was the original gist of the
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