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TomTom acquires PocketGPSWorld Points Of Interest Database


Article by: Darren Griffin
Date: 1 Apr 2012

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We alluded to this news in our Newsletter on Friday but now we can, at long last, let the cat out of the bag.

PocketGPSWorld is delighted to announce that TomTom have entered into an agreement to acquire our entire POI database catalogue. The acquisition will allow TomTom to build on their existing POI database using the data gathered and administered by PocketGPSWorld over the last 10 years.

And so we must give notice that our free POI data service will close it's doors as of midday today (12:00 BST). Thanks to all of you who submitted data for inclusion and to the two Richard's, Oldie and Oldboy, for their work in managing the service, curating the data and moderating all the submissions.

We can now concentrate on our other services with renewed vigour.



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Posted by spook51 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:16 am Reply with quote

Darren! On the naughty step - NOW!!


 
Posted by dorsetwurzel on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:20 am Reply with quote

I hope you included a free MaFt as an incentive to Tomtom?


 
Posted by zebsogo on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:34 am Reply with quote

"free POI data service will close it's doors as of midday today (12:00 BST). Thanks to all of you who submitted data"

Maybe i am mistaken and correct me if i am wrong. So All the contributors over the years to the FREE POI database will be getting a share of the proceeds once PGPSW sell it to tomtom or will they get nothing and have to pay for a TomTom to acquire the database.

You say "TomTom have entered into an agreement to "Acquire" our entire POI database catalogue" I take this to mean PGPSW are making money out of all its contributors but will not see a penny of it themselves.

I know this maybe a controversial point and maybe i have got the wrong end of the stick. Maybe PGPSW could shed some light on the details of the "Acquisition" i.e how much money you sold it for [/u]


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Posted by 1ka on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:34 am Reply with quote

I was just about to rant about the injustice of selling a product that was substantially created by the community. Then I noticed the date Rolling Eyes


 
Posted by zebsogo on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:37 am Reply with quote

1ka Wrote:
I was just about to rant about the injustice of selling a product that was substantially created by the community. Then I noticed the date Rolling Eyes


Too late i posted my Rant before i realised the date.....OH Man i fell for that hook line and sinker...!!!! ... It is a joke ..Right


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Posted by M8TJT on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:11 am Reply with quote

1ka Wrote:
I was just about to rant about the injustice of selling a product that was substantially created by the community. Then I noticed the date Rolling Eyes
Spoil Sport Rolling Eyes


 
Posted by 1ka on Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:45 am Reply with quote

M8TJT Wrote:
Spoil Sport Rolling Eyes


Normally I would agree with you. Smile

But usually April Fool's jokes have something in the text that, with careful reading, indicates it's a joke. If anyone bites after that, then it's their own fault. This one didn't so you'd just have apoplectic members raging against the injustice and then being annoyed with PGPSW when it's shown to be a joke.

Heck, it got me out of bed early on a Sunday about to pen my 'Dear Sir..' letter Embarassed


 
Posted by Sampa on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:48 am Reply with quote

I am assuming that the expiry time of 12.00 BST is the give-away that it is an April Fool?


 
Posted by bedbug on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:55 am Reply with quote

You rascalls! Laughing


iPhone 4/4S (iOS 5.1.1); TomTom Western Europe (1.10)/USA & Canada (1.10); CoPilot for iPhone (8), UK mapping, Mac OS 10.8/XP Pro/Win7; Tongue often firmly in cheek!

 
Posted by 253 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:55 am Reply with quote

Nice one Darren, I was wondering as well until I remembered the date.


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Posted by MaFt on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:04 am Reply with quote

Well, the 12-noon is a giveaway, as is the one country left uncrossed in the graphic - what's it an anagram of?

And, even if we were being serious you'd have agreed to it anyway:

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All future POI Database submissions, additions and amendments automatically become the individual and collective property of PocketGPSWorld.com By submitting POI data you hereby grant PocketGPSWorld.com ownership of such data and permission to disseminate where and how it sees fit. No permission will be granted to companies, organisations, web sites or authors who distribute our data without a current commercial PocketGPSWorld.com license. The database, whilst currently free to those who register with PocketGPSWorld.com, may in future become chargeable or only available to paying members at the sole discretion of PocketGPSWorld.com All submissions previous to 22 December 2006 would not be included in the chargeable version without the author's express permission. Subsequent submissions may be included unless stated otherwise by the submitter at time of submission.


 
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