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Response to Xithras (Reply #27)

Tue Jun 12, 2012, 04:11 PM

28. Ah TeleAtlus, not TeleNav , typo :) thanks for correcting.

Google Maps originally used mapping data from a Dutch company called Tele Atlas (not Telenav, which is a different company). Tele Atlas is a subsidiary of TomTom. Mapquest was also heavily built on Tele Atlas data, as was the Microsoft mapping engine used by Bing and its predecessor MSN Maps.

The mapping data was so bad that Google bailed on their five year contract less than 18 months after their last renewal, instead using a combination of their own mapping data and data from Navteq and Telenav. Mapquest followed suit a year later, abandoning them for Navteq, and Microsoft dumped them in 2009. All cited the same thing...inaccurate mapping data.


Yep, I was gonna type Teleatlus, but accidently typed TeleNav. Thanks for pointing it out.
And yep, as you mentioned TomTom uses the crappy TeleAtlus Data, which in turn is used by Apple.



I mean, the data is so bad that even Microsoft wouldn't use it anymore. That's gotta say SOMETHING!


exactly!!


in my opinion, this is just the result of the Saint-Job's "thermonuclear" war on Google for perceived theft(stuff which Apple copied from others in the first place.lol). The end result is a mediocre product stuffed down the throat of Apple customers.



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