Mapshare vs. buying a new map

Discussion in 'Maps and Routing' started by The Desolate One, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. The Desolate One

    The Desolate One

    Dec 28, 2009
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    Hello fellow Tomtomers,

    Question. Everytime I connect my tomtom to the "tomtom home" software, the 1st thing it does is update the maps with "Mapshare". From what I've read, mapshare is comprised of map updates submitted by users. If our maps are constantly being updated with mapshare, is there a point to buying a NEW map (for whatever your country is) when tomtom releases them?
    The Desolate One, Jan 29, 2010
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    dhn Moderator

    Oct 1, 2007
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    Toronto Canada
    TomTom Model(s):
    1535 LIVE; Via 1605; Go 50; Go 520
    Mapshares only involve corrections that can be made to an existing map such as blocking streets, moving pois, etc. Mapshare changes cannot show new roads or additional locations of Advanced Lane guidance.

    Mainly, it is the inclusion of new roads for the purpose of new maps; further, mapshare changes reported for one map (say 835) may NOT be included in a new map anyway.
    dhn, Jan 29, 2010
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