Let me update you on some of the goings on at Telenav related to OSM.
Scout OSM data update
First off, we released new OSM data for the US Scout app on July 15th. The OSM data is from July 3rd. No app update is required; just launch Scout and it will automatically use the latest data. We are currently updating the OSM data that drives Scout about every other week.
Note that the Scout International app (formerly the Skobbler GPS Navigation app) has its own data update regimen that is independent from the US version of Scout.
We continue to improve OSM data for the United States as well. We are focusing on signpost information right now (the information that you see on the freeway exit signs).
Image from AARoads
We are adopting the well-established
destination= convention instead of the US-specific, limited and poorly documented
exit_to convention. We are using AARoads as our primary source, for which they kindly gave permission. We are starting in Texas. Let me know if you have any questions about the editing work we are doing!
screenshot from the awesome achavi diff viewer
If you are interested in the background of
destination, please see my previous diary entry about this topic.
Alright, that’s it for now. I will write up updates like this one more often going forward!