Openstreetmap Founder Steve Coast Left TeleNav, to Advise Navmii on Maps

Steve Coast, the founder of mapping community Openstreetmap (OSM), has left TeleNav and just joined Navmii as a strategic board advisor.

Coast served two years and half at TeleNav where he was in charge of Openstreetmap related projects and successfully transitioned Telenav mobile navigation app Scout from a commercial map provider to OSM.

Coast is currently advising several other companies, including big data parking startup Parknav.

At Navmii Steve Coast will “further enhance its B2B mapping products and services,“ the company said.

“Navmii has created enhanced, automotive grade OSM maps using its map enhancement platform and billions of points of mapping data collected from its users. Navmii will offer this enhanced data for license to B2B customers both as pure map data and mapping tile services to power web and mobile solutions.“

In targeting the map data business Navmii is entering a very competitive field under the shadow of three giants: Google, HERE and TomTom.

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