Ever punch in a destination on your navigation system to only learn a few miles or so into the trip that a street or road listed on the system has completely changed?

TomTom has introduced TomTom Map Share, a new map improvement technology that allows its users to improve their maps as soon as they spot changes in the roads with a few touches on the screen of their device.

The feature, available on the new TomTom GO 520 and TomTom GO 720, uses TomTom HOME and TomTom Map Share, also enables users to share map improvement with others.

The technology enables TomTom users to easily and instantly improve maps and respond in real time to changes in the road network and correct the maps on their devices accordingly. The user interface is focused on making it easy to make improvements on your TomTom mapping system, such as marking blocked or unblocked streets, reversing one way traffic or inserting new street names, which instantly take effect.

The feature gives TomTom users the option to capture road changes on their device in-between map releases and keep their data as current as they wish.

With over 10 million users, TomTom Map Share also enables users to share their improvements with each other easily through TomTom HOME, TomTom’s free software application that enables users to manage, download, store and transfer content from their computer (PC/MAC) onto their TomTom device.

When it comes to sharing improvements, users have the option of choosing between downloading all reported map improvements or only accepting map improvements verified by a TomTom team of experts to guarantee timeliness and validity.

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