User-generated content to bring greater depth to digital maps, says ABI Research

Posted by Wolfgang Gruener

With the expected growth of handset-based pedestrian navigation and location based services, traditional map production technologies will no longer be able to generate and update the exponentially growing volume of required map details and by 2012 a large part of all map and point of interest (POI) content will be generated by more than 50 million active members of user communities, according to research firm ABI Research. "TomTom Map Share is the first commercial implementation of user-generated map content technology directly on a personal navigation device," says ABI Research principal analyst Dominique Bonte.

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