Along with the new iPad 3, Apple also announced iPhoto for the iPad and iOS devices, which features new mapping data which doesn’t come from Google.
When iPhoto was announced, everyone, myself included thought that the mapping data in iPhoto was provided by Apple’s own in house mapping solution, but now the OpenStreetMap is claiming that Apple is using their data for iPhoto
The OSM data that Apple is using is rather old (start of April 2010) so don’t expect to see your latest and greatest updates on there. It’s also missing the necessary credit to OpenStreetMap’s contributors; we look forward to working with Apple to get that on there.
But we’re delighted to see another prominent map user make the switch to OpenStreetMap, and look forward to many more.
It will be interesting to see what Apple’s response to this is as OpenStreetMap are claiming that Apple is using their data “missing the necessary credit”.Filed Under: Apple, Technology News, Top News