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DVD - Sat Nav



Well I dont belive it! Who sells the information to sat nav dvd publishers that appears.Like in my car I ask fer a resturant in Essex and all I get is London and if I really tweak the settings I get one in some far-off place abroad am I nuts or is there a huge market for me to sell the info display to small business for a nominal fee in the UK??? Who does this work i been searchin for information and its led me here so any one let me know all you know and maybe we could make a few bob!!!


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I'm sure that there is a huge market for "specialist" POI files. Most of the ones supllied by the satnav makers are very poor. My TomTom thinks that there aren't any carparks in Cornwall!
I'd happily pay for a comprehensive carpark POI. I'd also pay for regular map updates.

Most of the POIs seem to have been done as personal projects, and, as such, tend to be inaccurate. Can't really complain, because most are free.

One not insignificant problem to making any money out of POI files is piracy, and I can't see any way of preventing it.


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Eventually, enlightened companies will cotton on to the fact that providing a POI file of all their store (or restaurant or carpark or whatever) locations for download from their website is actually a very cheap and easy way to advertise. More and more people are buying satnav now, and it'd be a great way to get your company noticed more.

However, the difficulty of the DVD-based systems is that of adding to the existing database. In something like a TomTom you can just download the file and put it on the SD card. How do you add data to a finalised DVD?

I also have a Blaupunkt CD-based system, and I know you can get a Michelin CD for it, which will give tons of info on hotels, restaurants etc. But you can't navigate when you're using it, because you have to take the navigation CD out first.

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