According to MSNBC automotive GPS units are going to get smarter.
GPS for autos starting to get ‘smarter’
According to the article, it's not Navteq or Tele-Atlas that aren't including roads, it's often the company repackaging the GIS data that eliminates many roads and streets.
So, as suspected Garmin and other companies do cull some of the POI locations from the data they get from the mapping companies. Always thought they did ...
Another thing I found interesting is the fact that roads with restrictions during certain times are not flagged as such on the unit - e.g. car pool lanes, etc. While the data is in the dataset given to Garmin, that is not communicated to the user. The article mentions that GPS units are slowly becoming more situationally aware, so hopefully in the not too distant future things like this will be a thing of the past.
Cool...definitely looking forward to when all the information that's out there about traffic, etc. can be integrated better with GPS.
Sure will be great when some of this stuff gets implemented.
thanks for the info
At my age (81) I am happy and amazed at what I have now.
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