I am always surprised how many people do so much effort in obtaining new TT maps en meta's as i found out that every new map release comes with
disappointments...let me explain.
New maps, i assume, should be really up to date and more sophisticated than the previous ones but the contrary is true. Take for instance the Benelux maps...Every day since i got a TT with Benelux version 830, i drive the same route to my work...As this 830 is quite good, newer releases like 835, 840, 845 and now 850 are gradually showing less information. Near flyovers at Rotterdam, Holland (Kleinpolderplein, Ridderkerk, Terbregseplein) vital lane guiding information has disappeared since version 830. Another example is the Shell gasstation along the A4 near Zoeterwoude...Has been demolished since 3 years but it still appears on the new BNL 850.2781...Another one, a railroad is showing near Papendrecht but in reality been gone since many years...Not only BNL, also France...Take for instance the famous V2 wartime site near Wizernes...Since many years the location of a museum with nice entrance roads and carparks...TT map France 850.2781, however, still says it is near an unpaved road...So what is the use of new releases as in fact nothing changes or even get more worse?...The only reason i can imagine is that it generates a substantial amount of money for TT....Anyone with the same experiences?
Well said !!
And i've echo'd you're exact sentiments many times over the years.
As you pointed out, NEW DOES NOT MEAN BETTER
The new map releases do nothing more than create frenzy amongst the forums, but most
importantly, take hard-earned money from your pockets and into those at TomTom
It's really all that simple.
Mappa Italia 8.50, nessuna differenza ancora trovata con la precedente 8.45. Sembra proprio che sia il caso per fare CASSA.
Which means by google Map Italy 8.50, still found no difference with the previous 8.45. It seems that is the case for cash.
Last edited by jarkita; 15th June 2010 at 12:23. Reason: translation ;)
I really don't know about other maps but the Europe and Greece map that I'm using have significant updates since 845 and has since 825. The Greece map alone has grown from a 84% coverage to a 95% coverage from 845 to 850. It is still far from perfectbut people in Greece do not tend to bother with mapshare. Mapshare is a great tool since no map company is going to invest millions of Euro to travel the billions of miles of road. Don't get me wrong I don't work for TomTom or TeleAtlas or another map company. But I have personal expirience with map making and it's not at all easy and there will never be a perfect map.
What I know is that corrections that I send through Mapshare were incorporated in 850 realese.
But It could have been better in english so we could understand!!
Last edited by jarkita; 15th June 2010 at 12:24. Reason: merged
Big diffrents between v8.25 and 8.45 is coverage my country Slovenija, befoer TomTom not covering house number, only Garmin do that but now Tom tom work perfect.Ok it have some mistake but who not.
If you still want to receive MapShare updates, your map shouldn't be older than one year !
TT Onev1, 9.430 by bmwdriver, 900.4602-> UK&RoI, Europe; 895.4438 -> PL.
No support over PM - check Tomtom Tutorials Section and ask within forums.
Biggest lie in the inernet: I searched but did not find.
Perhaps, but for maps older than one year the FAQ on
Last edited by youpi66; 15th June 2010 at 16:40.
The FAQ's...... in this case , are wrong.
If you have a reliable source of "current" mapshare files, then
you never need to get them online. Good since mapshare
was offered as a map feature
All you need to do to use them, is just copy
to the map directory that has all the other .dat files