Where does Geotab get posted road speed data from?

Applies To

  • MyGeotab
  • Maps

Answer

We get our speed limit data from OpenStreetMap (OSM) and HERE WeGo (formerly HERE Maps).

Users can update posted road speed from the MyGeotab Map or the OpenStreetMap website. An update from MyGeotab will instantly affect all other MyGeotab users. User-submitted data is collected and exchanged with the OSM community monthly.

When there is more than one speed limit data, our system takes the speed limit data according to the following priority levels:

  1. OSM Real/User Inputted values
  2. HERE WeGo
  3. HERE WeGO Estimate
  4. OSM Estimate

Additional Notes

Speed limit data for specific roads can be reverted to OSM estimates if a user edits the shape of the road in OSM, generating a new road ID.

An article on how to view this data in MyGeotab can be found here.