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The story of ETAK’s amazing car navigation system from 1984

William Montgomery passed this article along – when I started in the County, we had just licensed the Thomas Brothers dataset, but ETAK was another dataset that was commonly used in a number of departments (now we are all using Open Source data).

But the reason behind the creation of the data is an amazing one – I remember Peter Fonda-Bonardi talking about this amazing car navigation system.

Makes you realize that concepts can be around for a long time, but it can take other technologies (GPS, smart phones) to really make them succeed!

Read the article here

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