TomTom announces five millionth Map Share improvement report


Map Share enables TomTom users to make improvements to their maps instantly on their TomTom navigation devices. Once verified by TomTom moderators, these updates are made available to the entire Map Share community, ensuring TomTom customers always have access to the most up-to-date maps.

By the end of 2008, TomTom's Map Share community had made a total of five million map updates worldwide.

In comparison, Tele Atlas receives around 15,000 reports per month from users of its online map reporting system, Map Insight.

TomTom managing director Corinne Vigreux points out that to put this five million milestone in perspective, a one-hour trip made anywhere in Europe or North America will be influenced by twenty to thirty Map Share corrections.

Map Share facts:

  • Hundreds of thousands of street names have been added
  • Almost one million roads that were incorrectly blocked (or open) are now included or excluded from TomTom routes
  • Map Share users in the UK, US and Germany make the most improvements

Map Share corrections are available to TomTom customers via TomTom HOME software, which comes as standard with all TomTom devices.

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