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Do you support MFM releasing Papago maps?

Poll ended at Wed Apr 29, 2009 1:02 am

Yes
133
98%
No
3
2%
 
Total votes: 136

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antyong (retired)
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MFM Papago X2 map

Postby antyong (retired) » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:02 am

Dear members,

MFM had been invited to compile Papago X2 maps. We will be given Papago's official compiler and full range of tools. We will have the freedom and control as to when and how to release our Papago maps. Our mapping team is excited with this proposal because of several benefit.

Major Benefits
  • Sharing our hard work with non-Garmin users
  • Create more competition for Garmin which will hopefully result in better price and features from Garmin
  • Allows us to start accumulating data for the newest navigation features such as lane assist, junction view and 3d buildings. When our Garmin compiler supports these new features in the future, we already have the data

However, due to the different business philosophy between Papago and Garmin, I need to clarify several matters to avoid any misunderstanding later.
  • While Garmin offers the combination of hardware, software and maps to buyers. Papago is purely the navigation software which is available for licensing.
  • To protect their on map data, Papago licensee usually requests for special versions where their devices can only read their own map. In this case, I am not sure whether our maps will be able to be used by buyers of devices sold by these companies
  • Our philosophy is making free maps available for any major navigation platform and we do not side any particular party. We will compile Papago maps for any party that approaches us
  • I had been assure that the Papago maps that we compile will be able to run on most legal Papago devices and softwares. However, at the current moment, I have no way to verify this assurance. So if we go ahead, we go ahead in good faith.

Your comments are much appreciated.

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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby johnTan » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:02 am

:thumbsup:

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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby kekhoo » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:27 am

:thumbsup: :peace:
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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby silverbeauty » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:35 am

Correct me if I am wrong, Papago and Mapking are products of the same company but marketed differently, Will MFM maps support both platform ?

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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby nyem » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:18 am

antyong wrote:Our philosophy is making free maps available for any major navigation platform and we do not side any particular party.
I'm all for it! :rox: :champ: :thumbsup:
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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby ss173b » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:51 am

Horay! Horay! Horay!

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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby zuree » Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:59 am

yes..but we have to works double on mapping works and garmin also have to works double on their graphic to compete with Papago interface :mrgreen:

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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby tlchuan » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:31 am

no problem with me :thumbsup:
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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby antyong (retired) » Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:55 am

silverbeauty wrote:Correct me if I am wrong, Papago and Mapking are products of the same company but marketed differently, Will MFM maps support both platform ?

I believe the relationship between Papago and Mapking has changed. I think Mapking will release their own software.

Our philosophy for offering free maps has also changed. We no longer agree to tie our free map to Mapking's paid map and help them sell their maps.

Mapking will cooperate with MSM. They may offer us their compiler but I doubt if we can come to an agreement due to our philosophy not to let anyone take advantage of our free maps.

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Re: MFM Papago X2 map

Postby badrol » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:03 am

as long as the map is free & our postion is not compromised, then go for it. :peace:
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