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In the area where I live, where there is almost no data on Google Maps (took 2 years for them to put our house on the map), OSM has lots of details, such as ski trails and football fields.

See image, comparing OSM to Google Maps:

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They might have data that they don't show on www.google.com/maps, but that doesn't change the fact that the area we lived in didn't exist until recently, according to Google.

I'd wish all taxi companies in Norway would start using OSM-based GPS systems. It's a common problem here that the address you are trying to go to doesn't exist. And if they notice something missing, they would even be able to fix it themselves.

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@matiaslavik
You can create an OSM-based GPS navigator app for drivers and tourists if that niche is not occupied by anyone yet.
:thaenkin:

@Alex83 Actually, there are already some really good OSM-based GPS navigator apps out there πŸ™‚ I've been using Maps.me and OsmAnd.
Also, the Europaean search engine devaloper Qwant have a beta out now: qwant.com/maps

@matiaslavik
Oh, I didn't know about their existence.

I thought that only proprietary maps are used in navigators.

@Alex83 you should definitely try them outπŸ™‚ Maps.me has a good car navigator mode as well.

@matiaslavik
Hope to try it someday.

So far, I drive a car without a navigator. πŸ™ˆ

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@matiaslavik In my part of the city where I live, OSM data is significantly better because I map it, while the entire rest of the city can't keep up. It sucks...

@Lofenyy Well done πŸ‘ If someone tries out anoher osm based map while visiting your city, maybe they'll convert from GoogleMaps to something else thanks to your contributions!

@matiaslavik My part of the city being a couple neighborhoods. The city is huge. There's no way I could map enough to make it happen.

@Lofenyy not alone maybe. Let's just hope more people will do the same so the other parts of your city can improve as well. It's great that you do your part πŸ‘

@matiaslavik
You can also make it better by contributing to #openstreetmaps. And the data you conteibute will be free for everyone to use.

@redstarfish That's my new hobby :) Makes travelling more fun, I can benefit from improved maps in my area, and I can contribute to improving OSM.

@matiaslavik πŸ™‚ Awesome.

I can see some ways to make the #OSM map better, there's a few footpaths missing. πŸ˜‰ hint hin

@rory "unfortunately" I haven't found any missing footpaths in the area I live in yet πŸ˜… (I guess people have done a really good job here!)
But there are many buildings/stores that lack info such as name, opening hours, etc. So I've been adding that πŸ™‚

@matiaslavik I can see several missing things in the screenshot you posted! πŸ™‚

I would map these things

@rory Ah, you are right! The third one from the botton is missing, so I'll add that πŸ™‚
The top 2 are not there anymore, and the bottom two are not supposed to be there (it's a farmer's field, and some people ignore the sign he put up and keep walking through the field πŸ™„ )

@rory Just went out for a walk and found 2 other missing paths in another area as well! So thanks for the suggestion πŸ™‚

@matiaslavik you can still map informal paths. πŸ˜‰ wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Ke

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