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Tom Toms new Winter 2013 maps for New Zealand have a new feature that points out interesting locations from 93 ‘iconic’ scenes from 10 movies.

The movies include:

  • Bridge to Terabithia
  • Chronicles of Narnia
  • Lord of the Rings
  • The Hobbit
  • The Piano
  • The Rescue
  • Tracker
  • Under the Mountain
  • Wolverine
  • X-Men Origins Wolverine

 TomTom releases four updates each year to cope with the estimated 15% changes each year (although in NZ that may be lower).

 

In case you have ever wondered where TomTom came from in Dr Who Season 7 episode 11 ‘The Crimson Horror’ Strax drives Vastra up to Sweetville but gets a little lost. Luckily, he finds street urchin and human GPS called Thomas Thomas. This is either the silliest joke in the whole episode or a commentary on how child labour has been supplanted by modern technology. Possibly both.

In reality it was founded in 1992 by Peter-Frans Pauwels, Pieter Geelen, Harold Goddijn and Corinne Vigreux are all currently still working within TomTom.

According to Wikipedia a TomTom is a dully repetitious drum beat or similar sound – that describes ‘Claire – English Voice’ beautifully. It also means ‘time of month’.

The most sensible explanation I can find is that it is short for ‘To market, To market’.

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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