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Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS

3 years agoTechnology : TechCrunch

When Apple launched iPhoto for iPhone, it quickly became clear that there was something odd going on with the maps in the application. Even though Apple never talked about this publicly, the data Apple used to render these new maps was clearly not from Google anymore. Instead, most experts agreed, Apple was using a number of different sources to create its new map tiles without giving proper credit to groups like OpenStreetMap, the Wikipedia-like crowdsourced mapping organization.
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Wikipedia’s Mobile Apps Drop Google Maps for OpenStreetMap

Technology : TechCrunch (3 years ago)

In the world of online mapping, it feels like things aren't quite going in Google's direction these days: Apple switched away from Google Maps to OpenStreetMap when it launched iPhoto for iOS. Foursquare, too, announced a similar sw... Read Post

Confirmed: iPhoto for iOS uses OpenStreetMap data with custom Apple map tiles

Technology : The Next Web Blog (3 years ago)

After questioning the source of the map data in Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS app, OpenStreetMap has moved to end speculation and has revealed that the Cupertino-based technology giant has... Read Post

Apple finally credits OpenStreetMap for use of its mapping data in iPhoto app

Technology : The Next Web Blog (3 years ago)

Following its decision to drop support for Google Maps and utilise the OpenStreetMap Foundation’s (OSM) data in its new iPhoto iOS app, Apple has finally credited its use of the... Read Post


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