navigator 17, difference in functionality between paid and free version
  • I would like to know the differences  between the paid and free version of navigator 17. I do not mind to pay for an application, but if it is only the use of TomTom maps then  i wonder if it is worth to pay. So what is the advantage for me in my need for in car navigation?

    Note: i am quite happy with navigator, that is not the point.
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  • TomTom maps have more consistent routing attributes resulting in more
    reliable routing, more house numbers and POIs, motorway signs, lane
    advisor...
    application is the same
  • Thanks for the response Tomas. What i like about the osm maps is the frequent updates. What about the update frequency of the TT maps?
  • I adjusted the colors of the features on the maps and the width of the lanes/roads to make the map more readable for me on my system. Can this also be done on TT maps?
  • yes, your settings should apply to both
  • I don't know about the TomTom maps update frequency, but note that they are not for free
  • As for the navigation data in TT maps and OSM maps for Germany university Heidelberg found in a study in 2012, that OSM maps of 2011 lacked only 9% to TT maps at that time. They exspected however, that OSM maps for Germany would catch up to TT by the end of 2012. Since it is 2017 now, at least Germany OSM maps should be equal to TT maps. And I would expect, that for many other countries this is the same.

    https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Studie-OpenStreetMap-holt-kommerzielle-Kartenanbieter-ein-1404022.html
    http://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/4/1/1
  • I actually have had little issues with the OSM maps, used in Germany incl Berlin, France incl Paris and south west country side, Netherlands. 
    I like them, and if the paid version of Navigator17 is only about the cost of the TT maps, then i will stick with the Free version including the  OSM maps.

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