Bangkok Police should better use openstreetmap Data!

Posted by Edmund_Humenberger on 12 January 2014 in German (Deutsch)

As shown on Television, I compare the Bangkok Map from the police with the Map Data available in OSM.

Please see for yourself

The police version:


Now the Police Version with OpenStreetmap Data overlay!


What a difference!

PS: (I guess that the Bangkok police might have a better map somewhere else available :-)

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Comment from giggls on 23 January 2014 at 10:03

IMO Bangkok is not mapped very good in OSM yet.

Comment from kusmi on 24 January 2014 at 14:10

I'm sorry to say this, but Google does a better work here. It's all about map generalization - for smaller zoomlevels the map has to reduce the complexity and only show a simplified view.

In your example, Google does this much better than OSM - no need to show buildings at this zoomlevel or any tiny street - it just overwhelms the user.

If you zoom-in on this Google map you see similar details as on OSM.

A glaring example is the world-overview on OSM. Try to find the important cities or country-boundaries on zoomlevel 5 over Europe... and try the same with Google.

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