[OSM-talk] OSMF Board & auto industry / What's the story?

Simone Cortesi simone at cortesi.com
Thu Aug 9 14:06:36 BST 2012


On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 3:02 PM, Maarten Deen <mdeen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> And I'm forgetting the biggest issue:
>
>
>>> additional effort to convert the map data into their proprietary
>>> format due to the lack of structural information.
>
> If "convert the map into their proprietary format" is only something that
> can be done at the car manufacturers mercy, as in: they don't provide
> (preferably free) tools to do so or the description of their format, then
> it's useless anyway. The whole issue is that the customer is free to use the
> OSM maps on navigation devices.
> I don't see the added value of having an OSM map if I still have to wait for
> (paid) updates by my car manufacturer.

+1000 !

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