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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:14 am
by adilothman
We will get to bottom of this. Stay tuned ...

Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:07 am
by cruiser
antyong wrote:I have looked at some parts of the map. Googlemaps roads look different from ours. The road names do mirror ours asall the significant contributors' nickname are there. I will discuss with Adil tomorrow to see what we can do.


I hope Antyong and Adil has a strong case to take up on this open theft without any prior or legal consent and that MSM will soon become an Authority on its own initiatives as undertakings like no other and any proven theft is liable for compensation for all the hard work put/contributed by all involved!!!

:rokz:

Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:49 am
by fazlimnor
Previously i tracked Bandar Baru Bangi Seksyen 8 without "Jalan 8/27D", but google maps also seems has use same tracklog as mine :D ... their map also doesnt have "Jalan 8/27D"

if they use their own source, for sure they cannot missed "Jalan 8/27D" in that area Hmm... something fishy here

But now i've contributed my tracklog for that area with "Jalan 8/27D" in our latest map
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Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:11 am
by ajay
probably mix & match from malsing & other sources. for example in BBBangi one surau (jubli perak) is listed in google map but not in malsing while another surau (al-kausar) is vice versa..

Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:17 am
by topoguy
This case shows that malsingmaps is a respected authority on mapping :mrgreen: =D>

Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:35 pm
by karlbum
topoguy wrote:This case shows that malsingmaps is a respected authority on mapping :mrgreen: =D>
its the opposite for me, if they respect us at least give us credit where it is due. not just grabbing our hard work like this.

but as far as i am checking right now, the source for gua musang at least is a bit diff from malsing. havent gone through my hometown pasir mas yet.

Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 1:59 pm
by declan
the google maps seem to be more detailed for Ipoh

edit: more detailed in some areas, less detailed in others

however, i think they were using malsingmaps for names as some mistakes in naming also came up in the google maps

Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:04 pm
by muzz
karlbum wrote:
topoguy wrote:This case shows that malsingmaps is a respected authority on mapping :mrgreen: =D>
its the opposite for me, if they respect us at least give us credit where it is due. not just grabbing our hard work like this.

but as far as i am checking right now, the source for gua musang at least is a bit diff from malsing. havent gone through my hometown pasir mas yet.
i don't think google is aware of this issue when they include the maps. very likely they paid $$$ for the map data. its the company that supplied the data that should be questioned.

Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:09 pm
by offroadlanna
Saw a few weeks ago an article here in Thailand in "The Nation" newspaper that TeleAtlas NV was becoming vary active in Thailand as well as Singapore and Malaysia. They had their first mapping vehicle operational and were planning to add more vehicles to their fleet to GPS/map roads, etc. in these three countries.

Considering that there are a quite a few "movements" in the mapping business with both Navteq and TeleAtlas being bought up by competitors of Garmin one can expect that companies are trying to secure data sources through a variety of sources.

Re: Malaysia maps on maps.google.com

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:21 pm
by tympg
Looking at the Penang area of the map, there quite a few inaccuracies, some of which have nothing to do with the real roads out there.

And I don't where they got the idea that Bayan Lepas Expressway is E1.