schwepes on 4 Apr 2008 09:05:00 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] OT: GPS Recommendation Wanted

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, TuskenTower wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:09 PM, JP Vossen <> wrote:
> > > Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 17:15:36 -0400
> >  > From: TuskenTower <>
> >  > One last word of caution.  When I bought my brand new TomTom Go 300
> >   > last year, it's maps of King Of Prussia around the 202/I76/422
> >   > intersection were out of date!!!  We're talking pre-construction and
> >   > I had to pay to upgrade my maps.
> >
> >  Just to clarify, I have two Tom Tom *One* units, and the maps in them
> >  were pretty good out of the box.  I haven't checked KoP/422/202
> >  specifically, but I know some pretty new developments around my house
> >  are in there.
> I guess I should also clarify myself too. :)  This is a comment on any
> GPS system.  The maps can be out of date.  On the Garmin's they say
> which year, aka version, the pre-loaded maps are.  It's a real
> annoyance that can decrease anyone's pleasure with the new purchase.
> Amul
> ___________________________________________________________________________

Another fun fact is that all map makers put in deliberate flaws on
relatively minor streets like the one I live on so that if someone
offends their copyright they can figure it out.

This is the same principle as used when IC makers put sneak paths on
their masks which a technicion can check out to see if someone has
been copying.

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