TomTom Takes Shot at OpenStreetMap
OpenStreetMap has seen some press lately thanks to the inclusion of its maps in iPhoto for iOS. Google has also pioneered free turn-by-turn navigation software on smartphones, a functional that was once dominated by expensive TomTom and Garmin units. Now TomTom has taken to its website to highlight the dangers of open source maps, and the community behind OpenStreetMap is crying foul.
TomTom details how open source map alternatives aren't quite as reliable as paid offerings, saying that they have "a third less residential road coverage and 16% less basic map attributes