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Routing quality: Microsoft AutoRoute 2010 versus other software
greegorush
Hello everybody!

I'm preparing for a trip across Europe (Poland, Austria, Germany, Czeck Republic...), so I'd like to ask you about Microsoft AutoRoute 2010 (trial version, of course ).

I've been using Google Maps so far for creating the route. And now, creating the same route using Microsoft AutoRoute 2010 I get a quite different result. The programs choose different directions and I don't know which one is better? I was wondering which program is more reliable in getting directions? Should I trust Microsoft AutoRoute 2010 only or better to confirm a result by Google?

Thank you in advance!
SpadesFlush
As much as I love AutoRoute (I've been using it for probably 8 years, but 2010 is really cool), I wouldn't fully trust any single navigation program. If you are looking at Google, make some comparisons and choose the one you like best. I personally will go to AR everytime, but that doesn't mean I won't incorporate something from some other source.

BTW, Michelin offers a very cool online nav program especially if you are an old fan (as I am) of the print Michelin Guides and Maps. Check out ViaMichelin: Maps, route planner, route finder, UK maps, European maps, hotel booking, travel guides, if this has any appeal.
greegorush
Thank you, SpadesFlush!

Michelin site is very helpfull indeed. As you have suggested, I'll compare them all.
MisterMoonlight
Here are my two cents:

Don't trust google maps alone. I have gotten bad experiment this years with a destination km away from the target. Mapquest and S&T gave at that time a much better result.

Since google switch to teleatlas for map source, leaving away the good old navtech map data, reliability is far from it was, especially in canada...
greegorush
Thank you for your recommendation, MisterMoonlight!
Ken in Regina
Quote:
Originally Posted by MisterMoonlight
Since google switch to teleatlas for map source, leaving away the good old navtech map data, reliability is far from it was, especially in canada...
It has been mentioned in here that Google has switched again for their maps from TeleAtlas to their own maps. At first I saw it only in the United States but just the last couple of days I have seen it starting to happen in places in Canada also.

Many reports are that this makes it worse again *2.

...ken...
MisterMoonlight
Ken said:

Quote:
It has been mentioned in here that Google has switched again for their maps from TeleAtlas to their own maps.
I was not aware of that. But i have made some experiments today and i can still see at the bottom of many maps the TeleAtlas information on the map. If it seems now to be worst than it was, i will stay away from it
Marvin Hlavac
The Google's switch away from Tele Atlas in favour to the combination of free map data and Google's own map data was mentioned in the post #14 on the first page of the following thread. There are comments there on the second page. http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/945-google-maps-navteq-out-tele-atlas#post19385
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