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Are crowdsourced maps the future of navigation?

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Telenav is definitely taking a pioneering stance by eschewing paid maps for open-source maps, but it’s safe to say crowdsourcing is delving its way deeply into proprietary maps as well. Every time we switch on Google Maps, Scout or Here we’re making their maps better.

What’s going to particularly interesting to watch is when that crowdsourcing moves out of our phones into the car itself. As vehicles become more connected they’ll not only be able to contribute to the map, they will be able to offer up much more information than our smartphones’ current complement of sensors could ever provide.

Sign me up! This sounds like a great use of crowd sourcing.

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