Apple and their maps | MapBox


53 bookmarks. First posted by andreaskrohn march 2012.


Apple and Their Maps, from Daring Fireball http://daringfireball.net/
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march 2012 by ultrabob
The big news out of yesterday’s new iPad launch came from a footnote in the iPhoto for iOS presentation: Apple is using their own technology and servers for the maps in iPhoto’s…
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march 2012 by ilkut
OpenStreetMap, la opción que Apple parece seguir para sus mapas fuera de EEUU http://t.co/jyxP0Fl7
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march 2012 by cielitoslindos
guardiantech, (guardiantech) Apple and its maps >> MapBox: A puzzle:

Currently there is speculation that Apple is using OpenStreetMap data for coverage outside of the United States, and the US Census's TIGER data within. If this is the case, it's a strong vote for the use of OpenStreetMap data in mission-critical scenarios, much like Foursquare's recent move. OpenStreetMap contributors have found telling similarities between Apple's maps and OpenStreetMap. Here are some examples from Germany, Italy and Austria. However, the data Apple may be using here seems to be from around 2010, as some people have commented on Twitter or have hypothesized based on reverse engineering. Neither Apple's website nor the legal terms of the iPhoto application include mention of OpenStreetMap data though, leaving Apple's data sources officially unconfirmed. Neither Apple’s website nor the legal terms of the iPhoto application include mention of OpenStreetMap data though, leaving Apple’s data sources officially unconfirmed.

The puzzle remains. What's clear though is that Apple hasn't gone for Google Maps. And that's significant enough in its own right.
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march 2012 by schmitz
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Justin Miller of MapBox on the new maps Apple is using in iPhoto for iOS.

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march 2012 by _m_space
A puzzle:
Currently <a href='http://jokru.tumblr.com/post/18929681613'>there is speculation</a> that Apple is using OpenStreetMap data for coverage outside of the United States, and the US Census's <a href='http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/'>TIGER data</a> within. If this is the case, it's a strong vote for the use of OpenStreetMap data in mission-critical scenarios, much like <a href='http://mapbox.com/blog/foursquare-switches-mapbox-streets-openstreetmap'>Foursquare's recent move</a>.

OpenStreetMap contributors have found telling similarities between Apple's maps and OpenStreetMap. Here are some examples from <a href='http://jokru.tumblr.com/post/18929681613'>Germany</a>, <a href='http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2012-March/062212.html'>Italy</a> and <a href='http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2012-March/062213.html'>Austria</a>. However, the data Apple may be using here seems to be from around 2010, as <a href='https://twitter.com/#!/druidsmith/status/177574145981292545'>some people have commented on Twitter</a> or have <a href='https://twitter.com/#!/synack/status/177544571411111936'>hypothesized based on reverse engineering</a>.

Neither Apple's website nor the <a href='http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewEula?id=497786065'>legal terms of the iPhoto application</a> include mention of OpenStreetMap data though, leaving Apple's data sources officially unconfirmed.
Neither Apple’s website nor the legal terms of the iPhoto application include mention of OpenStreetMap data though, leaving Apple’s data sources officially unconfirmed.


The puzzle remains. What's clear though is that Apple hasn't gone for Google Maps. And that's significant enough in its own right.
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march 2012 by guardiantech
The big news out of yesterday’s new iPad launch came from a footnote in the iPhoto for iOS presentation: Apple is using their own technology and servers for the maps in iPhoto’s…
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march 2012 by bainbridge
The big news out of yesterday’s new iPad launch came from a footnote in the iPhoto for iOS presentation: Apple is using their own technology and servers for the maps in iPhoto’s…
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march 2012 by chartier
if you need more customization than Apple’s Google-based MapKit can provide, we’ve been developing the MapBox stack in that space for a couple of years now and are continuing down that path with our latest projects like Mapresent, a custom geographic presentation tool for the iPad. And if you are looking to make your own maps with OpenStreetMap data, check out AJ’s recent post on creating a custom map of your city in 30 minutes with TileMill and OpenStreetMap.
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march 2012 by sampenrose
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Justin Miller of MapBox on the new maps Apple is using in iPhoto for iOS.

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march 2012 by josephschmitt
Apple has increasingly moved geospatial APIs onto its own systems and data. iOS 5 introduced a geocoding API that replaced Google’s, with the main advantages of adding multilingual support and bi-directional lookups. Internalizing services like this makes a lot of sense for Apple because it enriches their offerings to developers, allowing them to make more powerful apps more easily. And it’s clear that Apple has room to improve upon these maps - as is their typical modus operandi: iterate and polish - updating the source material freshness, as well as tackling things like retina support, which was a large part of the iPad introduction event. It’s an exciting development in modern mapping.
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march 2012 by rmohns
Justin Miller of MapBox on the new maps Apple is using in iPhoto for iOS.

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march 2012 by rufous
Justin Miller of MapBox on the new maps Apple is using in iPhoto for iOS.

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march 2012 by rahuldave
Justin Miller of MapBox on the new maps Apple is using in iPhoto for iOS.

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march 2012 by jamesbrown
Our thoughts at about Apple's new maps: (via ) thx
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march 2012 by DJSoup
RT @MapBox: Our thoughts on the recent news that Apple is developing in-house map tiles
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march 2012 by andreaskrohn