Apple's new iPhoto for iOS uses OpenStreetMap data in place of Google

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  • Reply 21 of 48
    webmailwebmail Posts: 639member
    Everyone stop complaining. The ugly map is only there for a few weeks until apple announces the new maps they've spent the last 8 years developing.



    I know because I see them nearly everyday they will blow google away, and Apple needed to let google know they were switching now or google would have an anti-competitive change with lawsuite when apple switches to beautiful mapping!
  • Reply 22 of 48
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
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    Originally Posted by webmail View Post


    Everyone stop complaining. The ugly map is only there for a few weeks until apple announces the new maps they've spent the last 8 years developing.





    For what purpose and to what end? An arbitrary "few weeks from now" instead of 'alongside iOS 6 like every other major feature introduction prior'?



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    I know because I see them nearly everyday







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    they will blow google away



    Well, yeah, we know that.



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    google would have an anti-competitive change with lawsuite when apple switches to beautiful mapping!



    N?o, that's not how that works.
  • Reply 23 of 48
    kpluckkpluck Posts: 500member
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    Originally Posted by Feynman View Post


    I'm willing to bet Maps will be completely revamped in iOS 6, to be previewed at WWDC this summer and soon everyone will forget all about this lol



    The maps are terrible. If they weren't ready for primetime they should not have switched over to them until they were.



    It is unbelievable, and probably a bit telling of the future, when Apple release a new product with its biggest feature being a high res display, alongside something that looks as bad as these maps.



    -kpluck
  • Reply 24 of 48
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    [image]http://i.imgur.com/UvHnA.png[/image]



    Apple should consider reinventing the razor blade industry. What is it with all these professional executives who only shave once a week? Is that the new "in" look? If they happened to be standing in line at the bank when a robbery attempt was in progress, the police might think they were part of the heist team.
  • Reply 25 of 48
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mstone View Post


    Apple should consider reinventing the razor blade industry. What is it with all these professional executives who only shave once a week? Is that the new "in" look? If they happened to be standing in line at the bank when a robbery attempt was in progress, the police might think they were part of the heist team.



    Permanent 5-o'clock shadow is a legitimate facial hairstyle and has been for a while now. I do it, just not all over. Clean shave everything but the front, which I keep short.
  • Reply 26 of 48
    OpenStreetMaps states that Apple is using their database originating from April 2010. On 2010-05-12 (not sure if it's December or May) OSM initiated license change from Creative Commons to another type, which would ensure that "everyone will continue using OpenStreetMaps for free".



    I'm not a license expert, but the reason behind using old data seems pretty obvious here: Apple chose to use free-no-strings-attached map database as a placeholder until they will roll out their own mapping service.



    Can't explain why they avoiding using Google Maps while still providing it in their own Maps app and in their frameworks for the 3rd party app developers though...
  • Reply 27 of 48
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Permanent 5-o'clock shadow is a legitimate facial hairstyle and has been for a while now. I do it, just not all over. Clean shave everything but the front, which I keep short.





    That's cool. I'm ok with that look since it is groomed.
  • Reply 28 of 48
    solipsismxsolipsismx Posts: 19,566member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Permanent 5-o'clock shadow is a legitimate facial hairstyle and has been for a while now. I do it, just not all over. Clean shave everything but the front, which I keep short.



    I have that look, too, but I do it all over. Let's just say my scrotum is trendy looking. I hope no one takes this post seriously.
  • Reply 29 of 48
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
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    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    I have that look, too, but I do it all over. Let's just say my scrotum is trendy looking. I hope no one takes this post seriously.



    Oh, dear heavens.



    "5-o'clock scrotum". That better not catch on.
  • Reply 30 of 48
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Oh, dear heavens.



    "5-o'clock scrotum". That better not catch on.



    Sounds like the title of a porn movie.
  • Reply 31 of 48
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,614member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by jowie74 View Post


    It looks like mapping from the 18th century.



    To go nicely with Apple Contacts, and Calendar \
  • Reply 32 of 48
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,399member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by paxman View Post


    To go nicely with Apple Contacts, and Calendar \



    That's getting old.
  • Reply 33 of 48
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,614member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Oh, dear heavens.



    "5-o'clock scrotum". That better not catch on.



    Clean shaven 'all' over is the biz. Just go to a high end salon and ask for a 'back, crack and sack' job, and all your hard to reach areas will be all nice and baby like.
  • Reply 34 of 48
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,614member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    That's getting old.



    18th Century?
  • Reply 35 of 48
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,524member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hmurchison View Post


    Apple's not but "I' am. Time out for you!



    Nooooo..... I wanted to add him to my ignore list (along with gator and zither)
  • Reply 36 of 48
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,524member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TimmyDax View Post


    They're Apple's map tiles generated from OSM files, at low rez (ironically) and not great.



    See here for more details (not affiliated):

    http://alastaira.wordpress.com/2012/...ving-bastards/



    They are lovely in their 19th Century charm though!



    ...Here be Dragons...
  • Reply 37 of 48
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,524member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post


    I have that look, too, but I do it all over. Let's just say my scrotum is trendy looking. I hope no one takes this post seriously.



    I have a whale scrotum bowling ball bag that you're welcome to borrow to complete your ensemble
  • Reply 38 of 48
    dick applebaumdick applebaum Posts: 12,524member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by paxman View Post


    Clean shaven 'all' over is the biz. Just go to a high end salon and ask for a 'back, crack and sack' job, and all your hard to reach areas will be all nice and baby like.



    I didn't mind the hernia operation...



    I didn't mind the shave...



    I did mind the way they pulled the skin tight!



  • Reply 39 of 48
    lightknightlightknight Posts: 2,312member
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    Originally Posted by realitycheck69 View Post


    Apple being the bullies they are



    Not being bullies, Apple's also not known for crediting properly things without being nicely asked a few more times than strictly necessary. Konqueror, for example.



    Also, I seem to remember a certain company pushing "Facetime" and explaining they'd open the standard. i'm still waiting to implement my Linux client :/
  • Reply 40 of 48
    lightknightlightknight Posts: 2,312member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post


    ...Here be Dragons...



    In the 19th century, there were not many unexplored parts of the map left. It's the Victorian Era, not the Conquistadors



    Source: I went there and checked.
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