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OSM data in MapMyIndia

Posted by PlaneMad on 10 December 2016 in English (English)

In India, MapMyIndia is one of the biggest aggregators of commercial map data, including running their own fleet of mapping cars, so it was quite interesting to find OSM data in their map for areas i'm familiar with and have mapped on the ground.

new OSM vs MMI

Its not all OSM though, will need to dig more into how they mix the data.

Comment from BushmanK on 10 December 2016 at 16:54

"Dig more" - for what exact purpose?

Comment from PlaneMad on 10 December 2016 at 17:22

To find where OSM ends and propriety data begins, or if everything is just mixed.

Comment from BushmanK on 10 December 2016 at 17:58

That's pretty much obvious. But what's the final goal - just to know that?

Comment from keithonearth on 20 December 2016 at 20:09

How could I access the MapMyIndia map? From their main website it didn't seem obvious. Is it paywalled? I'd be interested in checking some of the areas I mapped, to see how they compare.

Comment from BushmanK on 20 December 2016 at 20:20

@keithonearth, they have modern fancy navigation that only looks good but is quite counter-intuitive. Here is a direct link to MapMyIndia map.

Comment from PlaneMad on 20 December 2016 at 20:27

Try MMI. From comparing the Himalayan village I fieldmapped Rakkar, I think the OSM data in MMI dates back to sometime in 2013. The changes I made in 2014 are not there.

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