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Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby wwloon » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:06 pm

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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby sobamy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:00 pm

Thanks for sharing Bro wwloon. Google competing with Waze...?
Map should be routable I guess.
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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby tuah » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:27 pm

sobamy wrote:Thanks for sharing Bro wwloon. Google competing with Waze...?
Map should be routable I guess.

Garmin bila lagi? :cry:

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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby sobamy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:05 am

tuah wrote:
sobamy wrote:Thanks for sharing Bro wwloon. Google competing with Waze...?
Map should be routable I guess.

Garmin bila lagi? :cry:

Waze sudah ada. Now Google, in mobile phone :thumbsup:
Garmin pun sudah ada bah, in Singapore, if I'm not mistaken :)
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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby sabre23t » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:21 am

Google maps are routable. But the road/route data appears to be from MapIT that's much less updated than MFM. They're still not using road data from their own GMM (http://mapmaker.google.com).

They also have Transit (Komuter, LRT and buses) information. But Monorail info is not yet actually there, http://t.co/JlvgHF2J . The buses info are not yet complete.
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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby rajoo » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:03 pm

i wonder who exactly is providing the traffic info and what method they use to collect these live traffic info..?

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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby sobamy » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:20 pm

sabre23t wrote:Google maps are routable. But the road/route data appears to be from MapIT that's much less updated than MFM. They're still not using road data from their own GMM (http://mapmaker.google.com).

They also have Transit (Komuter, LRT and buses) information. But Monorail info is not yet actually there, http://t.co/JlvgHF2J . The buses info are not yet complete.

Many thanks for the valuable info sabre23t. You are right; MFM has a very much updated map :D
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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby silverbeauty » Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:59 am

rajoo wrote:i wonder who exactly is providing the traffic info and what method they use to collect these live traffic info..?


Google uses a phenomenon, known as “crowdsourcing” ... The question is which phone OS platform are they extracting the data from :-'

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If you use Google Maps for mobile with GPS enabled on your phone, that's exactly what you can do. When you choose to enable Google Maps with My Location, your phone sends anonymous bits of data back to Google describing how fast you're moving. When we combine your speed with the speed of other phones on the road, across thousands of phones moving around a city at any given time, we can get a pretty good picture of live traffic conditions. We continuously combine this data and send it back to you for free in the Google Maps traffic layers. It takes almost zero effort on your part — just turn on Google Maps for mobile before starting your car — and the more people that participate, the better the resulting traffic reports get for everybody.
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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby sobamy » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:17 pm

Are they (Google) operating on the same principle as Waze, as far as live traffic is concerned?
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Re: Live traffic comes to Google Maps Malaysia

Postby tuah » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:58 pm

sobamy wrote:Are they (Google) operating on the same principle as Waze, as far as live traffic is concerned?

My guess, google is auto, waze is manual. :)


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