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robertn
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:36 am    Post subject: Open source maps Reply with quote

I'm going to start a ball rolling and see if theres enough interest to keep it going.

Has anyone tried any of these open source maps - if so, how good are they. Also does anyone know of any others, particularly a UK or EU project

Ibycus USA
New Zealand Open GPS

How much interest is there in open source maps, given the complaints we regularly see over the pricing and qulaity of maps, I would think quite a high level of interest, but are they good enough? It seems the open source community has embraced Garmin formats, does anyone know if other formats (tomtom and Navman) are availble?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A New Zealand member of another forum advised that the OpenSource map for his country was very good, confirmed by a recent visitor he recommended it to.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

openstreetmap is your friend Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mostly Europe, as I only drive there:

http://gpsmapsearch.com/
http://openmaps.eu/
http://ump.waw.pl/
http://emexes.powweb.com/osm/
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/OSM_Map_On_Garmin/Download
http://mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com
http://mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com/
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robertn
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know how good the openstreetmap maps are? Anyone used them for routing etc? Are they comparable to commercial maps
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Open Street Mapping coverage will really depend upon where you are in the country, some areas have a very well defined coverage with greater levels of detail than the TA/ NT mapping.
Other areas can be devoid of any coverage, but you can add detail to the map yourself, it takes a little getting used to but once you start it can become very addictive - Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may be a problem then - I have an addictive sort of personality Very Happy

Thanks everyone for all the input.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the map links thats great stuff, much better than hunting round for them, brilliant..
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