24-06-2012 01:21 PM
Just spotted a TomTom badged van with multiple cameras, just like Google street view vans. I'm assumining TomTom is surveying all streets to enable them to start issuing augmented reality type mapping- so what you see on your screen is a moving 3D image of where you are. Looking forward to it! Much better to have an arrow that points to turn past an actual landmark - although new buildings and demolished buildings will be a problem!
25-06-2012 12:39 AM
25-06-2012 03:09 AM
That is indeed one of our MoMa's (Mobile mapping Vehicles) We call the result "probe data" and with everything geolocated, it's a gem for our data sourcing team - there are huge streams of data that arise from the roads traveled but the information is priceless. You can rest easy, all of you, It's not a public street view of course since we use the data for private mapping purposes - not for how many rotweilers there are in house 12 of Jones Street. and Ouma at the window and the Missus of the house tanning near the pool. That's not on - it's not public data so you need have no security fear - well in RSA anyway from our work