May 20, 2006
With the new availability of google maps for many countries across Europe and Oceania, I thought it would be interessting to see how the geonames place name labelling algorithm is doing compared to google/teleatlas.
To my big surprise geonames compares very well, it even seems to be doing better. The close cities of Vienna and Bratislava are a good example. Geonames shows Vienna whereas google/teleatlas shows Bratislava. The blue labels are delivered by geonames :