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Telenav choose OpenStreetMap data for Scout app

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 1:34 pm    Post subject: Telenav choose OpenStreetMap data for Scout app Reply with quote

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Telenav have chosen OpenStreetMap (OSM) data for its latest navigation app, Scout.

This is the first time OSM data has been included in a commercial navigation app. It's no coincidence that OSM founder Steve Coast is a Telenav employee but it is a sign that the ten year old crowd sourced map has reached maturity.

OpenStreetMap have always been known for the level of detail they contain and the addition of routing information will surely mark a major leap for the service. A quick comparison between Google and OSM map data shows the level of detail they contain that far surpasses that of Google.

Although Telenav Scout is US only at the moment it is hoped that it will rollout in more territories in due course. Scout is available in the US AppStore .

Source: Telenav.com and OpnStreetMap.org

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PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The non commercial PocketEarth app has been providing routing (via a third party engine) on top of OSM data for some time - but Scout does offer voice guidance. Will be interested to see how it's routing engine performs
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