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heyheni2235143dNobody other than those money packed companies could provide this kind of quality of service. Satellite images of the whole world are expensive and needs to be interpreted and matched with government provided data. Google and Apple let hundereds of cars phorograph streets to collect companies names and adresses to make their maps uniquely detailed with the use of deep learning.
The free option is
meowijuanas286843dThanks for the responses.
As I said, I pretty much knew this was the case, but I was hoping someone would tell me otherwise.
I try my best to not need any GPS or directions. I get along okay because I was born and raised in this same area, but it is getting more and more difficult to get by without.
I always appreciate the help
homo-lorens612843dTraffic data relies on other users' location data, it's pretty hard to do that without using your data, considering you're a user. If you don't want traffic, just shortest route planning and a street grid, OSM is your best option. It doesn't have companies pinned reliably because it's a voluntary thing, and accuracy of all data depends largely on how many OSM contributors live near you, but overall it's OK for a programmable roadmap.