Having used a GPS from Becker when I lived in Poland, I thought that probably the map data is fairly accurate. OH boy, was I wrong.
The map data Garmin uses is so innacurate, that it hardly works as a general guidance. And a lot of areas here in Cairo is outright wrongly mapped.
Also there is of course no traffic update, so not only does the Garmin GPS mislead you when it comes to where the roads are, but it also sends you in to the most stuck-in-traffic places you can find.
My question is therefore: What does it take to make an entirely new map to load into the GPS of Egypt? What kind of knowledge and equipment are needed to create a map for a GPS? My guess is that one needs some sort of recorder when driving and then some kind of software to actually build maps baser on the registered data.
If you have any helpful information how to get started, I would be happy to release the final and updated map of Egypt for use in different GPS’es in existense.
I also wonder how to set up a FM-radio based traffic service to redirect people when ther are traffic jams in Cairo, Alexandria and the other major cities of Egypt.
Do you have any helpful tips regarding where to get started?
Update: I have found that my Android-based mobile Samsung Galaxy S3’s Maps from Google is much more accurate than the Garmin Nuvi. Even after I bought an update of the maps for the Garmin, it turned out that roads that was actually right before, had been changed so they no longer show correct. I find myself using Google Maps more and more now, so I believe the Garmin is obsolete here in Egypt.