Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

August 5, 2008

Should we do Navteq’s work for them?

Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , — Khaled A. @ 2:17 pm

After over a month after I emailed Navteq telling them that their maps are out of date (on Nokia phones and Garmin Nuvi GPS devices), they finally responded telling me about their “Navteq Map Reporter” service by visiting this site then browsing the Navteq map database and highlighting the errors in that map.

I would recommend that everyone in Saudi Arabia who uses a Navteq supported device (Nokia phones and Garmin mainly) to use that service. Hopefully this will push them into actually giving us a 2008 map that is from this year (unlike Garmin City Navigator 2008 Middle East map that have stores that were closed in 2004!).

February 18, 2008

Nokia Map software updated – Saudi map still outdated

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — Khaled A. @ 12:38 pm

Nokia released Nokia Maps 2.0 Beta. It features a new interface and much smoother graphics.

On the other hand, the map data for Saudi Arabia is still outdated. There are many new roads still missing from the maps. And in terms of finding points of interest, don’t waste your time. The data is only useful if you travel back in time 🙂 or you have to enter your own data in it to make it relevant.

Hopefully NavTeq (the maps provider) will update their data soon. edit: and still no mac Nokia Map Loader software.

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