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MikeB
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:40 pm    Post subject: PocketGPSWorld.com to visit TeleAtlas in Belgium Reply with quote

PocketGPSWorld.com is embarking on a short tour of Europe (or at least a small part of it) from the 3rd to the 5th of August. We will be travelling through the UK, France, Belgium and Holland.

We will be out in the PocketGPSWorld.com car sponsored by TomTom and Memory-Map. If you see us give us a toot on your horn and we will wave back.

On the 3rd of August we will be meeting TeleAtlas at their European head office in Belgium. If you have any burning issues that you would like us to address then please post them in this thread, and I will endevour to cover them all on the day.

For starters I will be asking about the following items (in no particular order):
    How the maps are created
    Map Currency
    Ireland and Portugal
    How reported faults are processed and lead times to product
    Survey, development and production priorities
    Map version comparisons

Please add anything else you want us to cover below.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they only supply the latest data or cam the likes of TomTom etc. obtain older compilation at a reduced cost.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does it take so long to correct errors? I have errors which I reported over a year ago which are still not actioned.

Do they make up street names? Many names in the Stratford/West Ham area of London arecompletely wrong! Can anyone really, for instance, confuse Field Head with Gay Road? I know that there are other areas which suffer the same problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do they prioritise which updates to include in a new release?

Do they actually look at the error reports sent in via the form on their website?

Why are end users not allowed to modify the map data, even to correct mistakes?

Is there any chance they would merge with NavTech to collate resources and stop redundancy?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:46 am    Post subject: Baltics Reply with quote

When we get maps from Baltic countries?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would really like to know whether road width is a differentiator as far as road quality is concerned. The TT routing algtrithm is dangerous when using a large vehicle and most of the problems are down to its use of 'inappropriate roads' - many of which are simply too narrow for larger vehicles.
How do TeleAtlas identify those roads to TT? Are they the same as any other B road or are they catgorised separately? If so is it the TT coding that doesn't take notice of such things or is it a weakness in the maps purchased by TT?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plaese ask them why they are providing sub-standard maps to UK customrs using TomTom.

Why does it take so long to correct their existing UK maps to reflect road changes?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with previous posters about data entry errors. I guess if my anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-whatever can update data almost on a daily basis then maps should be updated on a daily/regular basis too.

Not only does it seem good practice there is also (IMHO) a health and safety aspect attached to it also.

I'd also like to see software/hardware provision reflect present usage patterns in the sense that I guess most people with a PDA (Windows based or Palm) will sync with a laptop, PC or both. It would be fine and dandy for software to interact between PDA. PC and laptop and allow workflow along the lines of plan routes from PC/Laptop then send them down the wire to PDA possibly with a view to returning the actual routes taken up the wire from PDA to PC.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lets hope the car makes it Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'd be interested in a comparison of their roads data update policy against standard printed road atlases, e.g. the excellent Philips Navigator 1Ĺ miles to the inch Atlas, updated yearly and costing around £20 a time (before discount)...

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adamf wrote:
lets hope the car makes it Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

The only thing missing from the car is AirCon. There is a good chance I might melt if it is hot when I go.

It did manage to get down to Wales and back Amsterdam is only twice as far... (Now is that wishful thinking?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeB wrote:
There is a good chance I might melt if it is hot when I go.

Is the Avatar before, during or after, the hot melt, Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be interesting to find out how much of TeleAtlas' 'business' TomTom represents. This could be hard to ascertain as they might not want ot say, but it would be interesting to judge the apparent problems we as users of tomtom are having against the level of business that we represent. In other words, they dont have to give a s**t as they couldn't really care less whether or not we are happy. - Jono Kimber
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will you admit it if you get lost?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As pocketgpsworld.Com, TomTom, and Memory-Map have been written all over the car, how long do you think it will take before somebody attempts (or succeeds) to break into it? Sad

I hope the carís insured! Evil or Very Mad

Regards,
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