How do I list my business on a GPS system?
There are many GPS manufacturers, but at this time there
are only two significant sources of GPS mapping information.
You only need to be listed in those two databases!
A third database already exists, Google Maps, and you may be listed in
it already. However the GPS coordinates are often inaccurate! At
this time that database is seldom used, but by 2014, it is
expected to catch up to the "traditional" GPS services.
We have the technology and connections--for a nominal
fee, we will submit an accurate listing to all three
You can expect:
- Google Android etc. to be active in their
database and available for those GPS units
within a couple of days if not immediately.
- * Garmin etc. be active in their database
within a month.
- * Tom Tom etc. to be active within a year.
* Full Disclosure: after the listings have been submitted
to the "Garmin" and "Tom Tom" databases:
- The database owner has to approve the changes. (It is
in their best interests to keep their databases well populated
- The device manufacturers need to purchase the map updates.
(This is done a number of times a year.)
- Finally, the updates need to appear on the GPS units
- The end customers need to purchase and install map
updates for their devices. (Unfortunately, some decide
- Fortunately, new GPS units include an updated map--and
the first update after the unit is manufactured is provided
free of charge by the GPS manufacturer.
here is no time like the
present to start the process!
- $50 for the First Database, and
- $25, each, for the Second and Third Databases.
Garmin, Magellan, MapQuest, MSN/Bing Maps, Navigon,
Garmin alone has about 37% of the GPS market, and Magellan
has about 19%. This database supports about
65% of the existing GPS market and is the most important
database to be in.
The database is updated on a regular
Tom Tom, has close to 30% of the market, and Mio about 5%.
In round numbers, this database supports 35% of the existing
market and is maintaining its market share.
is often criticized for being slow to update.
Google Maps (Google Android, Nexus One, and many
Apple iPhone Apps)
New technology! Integrated GPS/Smart Cell Phones can
use search engines such as Google to update, on-the-fly,
POIs (Points of Interest) and maps. Integrated units
are expected to outnumber traditional by 2014. This is
the a significant growth area in the GPS market.
Updates can be