Friday, May 4, 2012
Apple Finally Gives Proper Credit To OpenStreetMap In iPhoto For iOS
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. This week's update to iPhoto for iPhone, however, finally gives credit where credit is due.