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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#11 Post by razlanabas » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:47 pm

Google were talking to a few people in KL on a non-disclosure basis.

They buy images / data from suppliers.

Whether Tele-Atlas, Navteq or local suppliers, whoever supplied Google obviously used Malsingmaps as part or source for their data.

Micheal Jones the CTO of Google Earth was in KL for a GIS Conference earlier this year. He was amused that the location of the conference, KLCC CC, was still a building site on Google Earth!

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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#12 Post by karkeys » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:51 pm

lorong endura? lorong stimix? hahahha..
the trap really work bro...
google really caught red handed, and they should pay royalty to malsing.

I think in this case teleatlas is the one that responsible...
but when double check with teleatlas map for MIO/IGO, the lorong correctly display as lorong melor instead of lorong stimix. :-k
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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#13 Post by muzz » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:04 pm

Most probably from these guys
http://www.mapit.com.my/mapit.htm

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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#14 Post by cruiser » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:13 pm

muzz wrote:Most probably from these guys
http://www.mapit.com.my/mapit.htm


Am currently dwnloading their 26,8 Mb movie file from the Building Elevation Model


I shall see if their Road & Street Maps are down loadable for comparisons reg. details... :-k
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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#15 Post by razlanabas » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:25 pm

every decent mapmaker always has deliberate errors embedded to prove theft of intellectual property.

i m sure there are many more time bombs and such traps in malsingmaps.

Malsingmaps need to consider their legal and business options.

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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#16 Post by feiluman » Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:42 pm

from those track that i've laid, they're not identical. However, they could have steal a few Road names

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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#17 Post by vmirage » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:46 pm

hmm.. this troubles me ... if so M does steal the data from malsingmaps and give no credit ... the POI and Tracks that we post for updates ... they'd probably steal that too. which makes the contribution a bit ... not much use of hindering stealing properties of malsingmaps. Although they need to do extra work of putting them together... but they in the end still get the whole thing.

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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#18 Post by stimix » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:54 pm

vmirage wrote:hmm.. this troubles me ... if so M does steal the data from malsingmaps and give no credit ... the POI and Tracks that we post for updates ... they'd probably steal that too. which makes the contribution a bit ... not much use of hindering stealing properties of malsingmaps. Although they need to do extra work of putting them together... but they in the end still get the whole thing.
The maps in Google are old. and not close to locked version. That's one of the factors why Mod decided to locked the maps.

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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#19 Post by antyong » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:54 pm

I have looked at some parts of the map. Googlemaps roads look different from ours. The road names do mirror ours as all the significant contributors' nickname are there. I will discuss with Adil tomorrow to see what we can do.
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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

#20 Post by vmirage » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:21 am

i did mention the new track I added is in Google did I? I would guess they either they added the track into their maps as well from the POI and tracks we contributed in the forum... or from other Map provider

Although... the name of one lane is missing from the map.

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