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iOS 5 Offers Evidence That Apple is Building Its Own Maps

iOS 5 Offers Evidence That Apple is Building Its Own Maps

Posted June 23, 2011 at 11:13am by iClarified
More evidence that Apple is building its own maps solution has been found in iOS 5, according to MacRumors.

The site was tipped off to a new "Map Data" section in iOS 5's legal disclaimers. This section is separate from Google Map's terms and many of the companies do not overlap.

• CoreLogic - offers Parcel data which marks boundaries for of properties to provide positional accuracy in location-based solutions.
• Getchee - provides location and market data on China, India and Southeast Asia.
• Increment P Corp - provides location and traffic data for Japan.
• Localeze - provides local business listings.
• MapData Sciences Pty Ltd. Inc - provides mapping data for Australia and New Zealand.
• DMTI - provides postal code data for Canada.
• TomTom - offers global TeleAtlas mapping data which is also licensed by Google for their map solution.
• Urban Mapping - provides in-depth neighborhood data such as crime, demographics, school performance, economic indicators and more.
• Waze - offers real-time maps and traffic information based on crowd sourced data.

While Apple has reportedly signed on to continue using Google Maps, the company has publicly revealed that it's working on a traffic service for iOS users and its acquisitions and hirings suggest a full blown maps solution.

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iOS 5 Offers Evidence That Apple is Building Its Own Maps

iOS 5 Offers Evidence That Apple is Building Its Own Maps

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d\\audrys - June 23, 2011 at 12:23pm
I guess its ok for apple to 'steal ' ideas but its not ok for sumsung to make their phones that resemble iphones or ipads lol
dancj - June 23, 2011 at 12:55pm
Who are Apple stealing from? Google didn't invent Sat Navs.
DacksMac - June 24, 2011 at 11:29pm
Google stole their idea of a map system from Rand McNally. Don't open your mouth unless your asked to.
jahmed80 - June 23, 2011 at 11:46am
i will still love google map... i HATE tom tom...!!!
LoonyToonz - June 23, 2011 at 12:03pm
The map data use by goold maps is tele atlas, I knwo this as tele atlas had the wrong name for my street and its taken 2 years for them to fix it, new tom toms now have my street right but google maps still have the wrong name.
dancj - June 23, 2011 at 11:41am
I hope this means we'll get some kind of equivalent of Android's Google Maps Navigation
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