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Not this again...

Posted by AkuAnakTimur on 28 September 2015 in English (English)

Just checking the notes recently, to look for something useful to be added into the map.

Suddenly…

Not again...

Quite a lot of notes… Let’s check it out!

Someone apparently put these on last week. Seeing this…

Why?

… and also this…

Why?

I believed it was done by the same person. Last year, my diary entry has already mentioned about the same thing.

While some notes that were put up can be useful, for example, this one, there is no mention of source of data. What a shame. I really do not want to speak about it again… somebody is copying from something, without permission. Please, hopefully not.

I could resolve the notes, if I have spare time, I may verify them one by one. The problem is, for some places, the local authority would not simply put up street name signs. Perlis state’s Public Works Department (PWD) may put them though (Kedah state’s PWD only put up highway reference shields)… Yes, I am jumping through conclusion here that these apparently came from a copyrighted database!

If it is coming from Wikipedia… still it is a NO.

I guess I’ll wait until I am on spring cleaning spree…

Comment from kucai on 3 October 2015 at 11:02

There exist the same situation in Klang valley, especially on MRR2. Last I remembered, the exit junctions don’t have any names on it, and the situation is the same for many other expressways that crisscross the valley. Yet, we have notes all over. My best guess is that somebody is importing data from other navigation system, MFM would be the prime candidate.

You don’t mind extending your spring cleaning all the way down here do you? ;)

Comment from AkuAnakTimur on 4 October 2015 at 14:07

You don’t mind extending your spring cleaning all the way down here do you? ;)

Hehe ;-)

MFM would be the prime candidate

Tried to make a comparison between OSM’s and MFM’s database. That’s possible, but some road names is not the same. But I haven’t updated my maps for a while…

Spend some time to check if the name comes from Waze. Negative.

I guess I should continue some work for the Wiki for the moment.

(Tolong komen le kalau “lawan tokey” haha)

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