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ben.kimdi
Hi,
Navigation app for my iOS device (Navigator by MapFactor) offers two choices regarding maps/navigation data source. These are (i) OpenStreetMaps and (ii) TomTom. One can load maps from both sources to app. One seems to can use both however not at the same time.
For decision if it is worth to order TomTom maps for that app I wonder which differences between those two data sources should I be aware of before deciding if OpenStreetMaps maps will suffice or if I like additionally to have a backup by TomTom maps.

Any suggestions?
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Re: maps/navigation data source

Mike Thompson
Ben,

What type of navigation, car, public transport, bicycle, walking...?

What part of the world will you be navigating in?  Some parts of the world have better OSM data than others.

Another consideration is how well the app makes use of all of the data in OSM. e.g. turn restrictions, oneway, types of travel allowed...

I use the free, open source, OSMAND app. https://osmand.net/

Mike


On Wed, Sep 2, 2020 at 3:49 PM <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi,
Navigation app for my iOS device (Navigator by MapFactor) offers two choices regarding maps/navigation data source. These are (i) OpenStreetMaps and (ii) TomTom. One can load maps from both sources to app. One seems to can use both however not at the same time.
For decision if it is worth to order TomTom maps for that app I wonder which differences between those two data sources should I be aware of before deciding if OpenStreetMaps maps will suffice or if I like additionally to have a backup by TomTom maps.

Any suggestions?
Which source of knowledge might help on finding answer to asked question?
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Which are the world regions OSM data is better in? Which are world regions OSM data is equal good?
Main use will be in country of own life center. However hard to say which regions will data be used in future (unplannable).

Which are kinds of navigation OSM is better in? Which are kinds of navigation OSM is equal good?
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Am 02-Sep-2020 23:56:31 +0200 schrieb [hidden email]:

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> Ben,
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> What type of navigation, car, public transport, bicycle, walking...?
>
> What part of the world will you be navigating in?  Some parts of the world have better OSM data than others.
>
> Another consideration is how well the app makes use of all of the data in OSM. e.g. turn restrictions, oneway, types of travel allowed...
>
> I use the free, open source, OSMAND app. https://osmand.net/
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> Mike
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> On 5. Sep 2020, at 16:43, [hidden email] wrote:
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> Which are the world regions OSM data is better in? Which are world regions OSM data is equal good?


generally urban areas and touristic monuments are covered, few countries have good coverage in the country side, but there’s a lot to do everywhere, it may also depend on the kind of data ;-)

For example housenumbers are incomplete even in the most active countries, there are a total of 105 Million of them currently, and growing by 10 M a year in the last 5 years. There are 4 times the number of buildings and apparently growing faster (many will not even have housenumbers though)


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On Sat, Sep 5, 2020 at 11:09 AM Martin Koppenhoefer <[hidden email]> wrote:


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> On 5. Sep 2020, at 16:43, [hidden email] wrote:
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> Which are the world regions OSM data is better in? Which are world regions OSM data is equal good?


generally urban areas and touristic monuments are covered, few countries have good coverage in the country side, but there’s a lot to do everywhere, it may also depend on the kind of data ;-)

For example housenumbers are incomplete even in the most active countries, there are a total of 105 Million of them currently, and growing by 10 M a year in the last 5 years. There are 4 times the number of buildings and apparently growing faster (many will not even have housenumbers though)
I agree with what Martin has stated.  In addition I believe that  in general Europe, and in particular Germany and the UK, the coverage is better than the US (I live in the US and have not traveled to either of those countries in recent years, so cannot speak from first hand experience). 

Navigating to a location you indicate on the map will probably be pretty good.  Navigating to a particular address may not be as good because, as Martin stated, coverage of house numbers / addresses in OSM is not yet complete.

If you are interested in bicycling, mountain biking, hiking and similar activities, OSM may be your best worldwide source (in a particular locality there may be local sources that are better).  In the days leading up to a planned hike or mountain bike ride I will make sure the OSM data in the area is as up to date as I can make it using the available resources.  However, be aware that some apps only update their OSM data infrequently.

Mike

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