My question is:
Over the weekend I let my Garmin c340 take me to my son's new house. Only one mistake-It took me down a dead end street. Reversed,recalulated and then took me there. When I got home, I got directions from Yahoo maps and lo and behold, it took me down the same dead end street. Can anyone explain this to me? I am just interested in an explanation.
I think they both are using the same mapping supplier "Navtec". I've yet to find an electronic map that has my subdivision laid out correctly. I find a lot of gravel roads too.
Not infrequently, cartographic firms will insert multiple deliberate, yet subtle, errors into their map products as a means of detecting and proving fraudulent copying by others. If, for instance, another map supplier presents a product that has those exact same errors, and they are errors that the first developer deliberately introduced, they are prima facie evidence of copyright theft. I've encountered such types of "errors" in hard copy map books on occasion.
Thanks for the explanations
Interesting. Reminds me that the phone book companies do the same thing with bogus names and numbers.
if they did that and got you hurt or worse! I can hear the Navtec defense now "geeeee, we didn't know the street ended in a cliff"
Poi Factory does it also;)
Gotta protect yourself
My Nuvi 680 does that also........it will try to route me down second street to get home but that street does not go all the way through........one day I am going to play along with it and see where I end up.................Dave
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