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Apple Credits OpenStreetMap For Contributions To iPhoto

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by Radu Tyrsina, 05 May 2012News

When the new iPad was released including all its shiny new perks and treats for its user, Apple neglected to credit all the involved contributors. So if previously we wished for more details about the company that helped Apple move away from Google Maps, we needed to do some serious research.

Apple still uses Google Maps, but iPhone and iPad users were surprised to see the locationa displayed differently. This is because Apple is employing data from the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSM).

The OpenStreetMap Foundation posted on its official blog information about their contribution to Apple's star device the day after the product's release. "Apple launched iPhoto, its photo management app, for the iPad and iPhone... and we're rather pleased to find they're the latest to switch to OpenStreetMap," said OSM's Jonathan Bennett.

The organisation also informed iOS users that Apple is using old OSM data from two years ago. The more regular users who are up to date with OSM's evolution might be surprised to see Apple's products trailing so far behind.

"It's also missing the necessary credit to OpenStreetMap's contributors; we look forward to working with Apple to get that on there," stated the blog post. 

But now, it's finally in there. Apple acknowledged the OSM contribution and gave credit where it was long due.

Source: TNW

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