Building your own roads with TomTom

One of my big frustrations with navigation devices and online mapping services is that it can take months to more than a year for to get new roads added, closed roads deleted and errors corrected. Making changes required getting an update from map data providers. Roads that I drove on every day couldn’t be added to the map and routings on my Acura TL’s navigation system.

TomTom’s new MapShare promises to change that.

It’s the first system I know of that allows users to customize the map data. The changes you make can also be shared with others and you can download changes other TomTom users have made. There’s an option to download only verified changes.

The MapShare feature will be available on the TomTom GO 720, due out at the end of July. Among the goofier features in the 720: “Voice recording capability, so users can be guided to their destination with the voices of their children, family or friends.”

Advertisements

About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is CEO of redesign | mobile. Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. His personal blog is at http://blog.agrawals.org and tweets at @rakeshlobster.
This entry was posted in consumer electronics, gps, maps, satellite navigation. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Building your own roads with TomTom

  1. MobilNova PR says:

    Dear sir, madam,

    Our company, Mobilnova.com, is the maker of Media Center for TomTom, a media player software that allows playback of video and MP3 audio on the whole range of TomTom portable navigation devices.

    We would like to propose to review our software in your publication. In return we can offer special discounts to you readers and provide a special demo version of our software at your web site or include it on the CD distributed to your readers.
    We would be glad to provide a full version of Media Center for TomTom for review purposes.

    We are looking forward to your reply.

    Best regards,

    Dennis
    Mobilnova Team

Comments are closed.