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    Map accuracy- GPS systems & mapping software programs

    Hi all,
    In my town, there's a new driveway being constructed for a building, but currently, all of the GPS systems (i.e. Magellan, Garmin) and mapping software programs (i.e. Google Maps) direct people to the old driveway on a different street. Does my town need to do anything to reflect the change (do we need to submit a new map of the surrounding area?), or is it just a matter of reporting the error to base map information companies (i.e. TomTom/TeleAtlas, HERE/NavTeq?) Thanks!

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    Well.....

    You could send a copy of the aerial map (if updated) showing the new location of the driveway to the various map companies web help email address. There is a certain lag time (6 months to a year) correcting for newly completed work. I thought for a minute this thread would discuss the age old battle between surveyors and GIS
    “The way of acquiescence leads to moral and spiritual suicide. The way of violence leads to bitterness in the survivors and brutality in the destroyers. But, the way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.”
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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    Try Open Street Map (OSM). www.openstreetmap.org

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