TomTom to Share the MapShare
TomTom said that they will be sharing the information gathered through their MapShare program when customers of TeleAtlas get map updates later this year. Having just closed the deal on TeleAtlas this news comes as a signal that TomTom is committed to keeping TeleAtlas as a competitive mapmaker in the marketplace.
Of course before this deal was announced TomTom was indicating that this data was proprietary and would most likely not be shared with their map provider but a few months later things all changed with the bidding war that ensued for the purchase of TeleAtlas vs. Garmin.
The updates, upwards to 20 million of them, have come from users of the TomTom devices who input map changes right on the device that are then uploaded and verified by TomTom.
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Posted by Scott Martin at June 13, 2008 7:32 AM