08 July 2009
Just read a news article on a potential new US-based mapping company called Delorme. According the article: "DeLorme World Base Map at 1:250,000 scale, and DeLorme North America Data Sets - including a routable street and trail network of the US – are now available for use within third-party GIS and OEM applications.".
However, I wonder how usable these maps are for LBS or even navigation applications. It is a base map, yes. However, a horizontal accuracy of 50 meters is not much!
There are a number of GIS companies in the world which already provide better accuracy and coverage for base maps, such as AND, Leaddog Consulting and Europa technologies.