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Topic: Maps

Apple Maps showing TripAdvisor, reviews in search results

04/05/2015, 11:04 pm

In what appears to be a recent update to Apple's in-house mapping service, hotel reviews pulled from TripAdvisor and are showing up in local search results alongside data sourced from Yelp.


Apple Maps Connect services branch out to Italy, Mexico, Switzerland

03/30/2015, 09:03 pm

Apple on Monday expanded the reach of its Maps Connect service for small businesses to three more countries, namely Italy, Mexico, and Switzerland.


Apple location sharing patent could bring path tracking to Find My Friends

03/24/2015, 05:03 am

Apple's current Find My Friends app lets iPhone and iPad users spot acquaintances on a map, but an invention detailed on Tuesday takes things to a whole new level with path tracking and route following.


Uber's first-ever public acquisition, maps firm deCarta, will lessen reliance on Apple, Google

03/04/2015, 10:03 am

Ridesharing startup Uber has finally shown its hand in the mergers and acquisitions market, picking up small navigation and geospatial services firm deCarta in a move that some say is designed to help Uber lessen its dependence on mapping services from Apple and Google.


GasBuddy & GreatSchools now providing data for Apple Maps [u]

02/25/2015, 03:02 pm

Third-party data presented to users within Apple Maps may soon include local gas prices and school locations, thanks to new partnerships with GasBuddy and GreatSchools.


Apple expands Maps Flyover support to 9 new locations including Venice, Italy

02/24/2015, 05:02 pm

As part of Apple's continued effort to build out its in-house mapping service, the company recently added nine new cities, including Venice, Italy, to the list of locations sporting 3D Flyover support.


Latest Apple mystery van sightings occur in California, Florida, Hawaii, Arizona [u]

02/23/2015, 10:02 am

Apple's mapping efforts appear to be growing, as AppleInsider readers continue to spot mysterious sensor-laden vans, just like the ones previously confirmed to be registered to Apple, roaming around the United States.


Apple Maps Connect service for small businesses extended beyond US borders

02/19/2015, 04:02 pm

Following a brief outage on Thursday, the Apple Maps Connect Web portal returned to service with new German and French language options, suggesting the service is slowly rolling out internationally.


High-res photos reveal mysterious Apple van's equipment package

02/18/2015, 07:02 pm

A pair of high-resolution photographs acquired by AppleInsider on Wednesday show close-up views of a van thought to be part of a secret Apple initiative, including a highly detailed look at what are believed to be GPS, camera and other roof-mounted instrumentation.


Video reveals close-up look of Apple's mysterious minivan project

02/16/2015, 05:02 pm

A new video obtained by AppleInsider on Monday reveals more detail on Apple's camera-equipped minivans, with views of the interior showing at least two people man the vehicles during testing operations.


Apple's mysterious vans are almost certainly for 3D mapping, not autonomous driving

02/06/2015, 08:02 am

Apple inadvertently made waves earlier this week with the revelation that the company was behind a fleet of camera-equipped minivans found roaming streets throughout the country. Initial rumors suggested that they may be a step towards a self-driving "iCar," but digging done by AppleInsider suggests that the vehicles are not actually early indications of an autonomous Apple automobile.


Apple's 'indoor traffic' concept would estimate wait times at the airport, grocery store, DMV, more

02/05/2015, 09:02 am

Apple's interest in indoor positioning technology could go well beyond just identifying a user's location, by offering estimated wait times at a variety of businesses, allowing iPhone users to adjust their schedules and save time by avoiding high-traffic periods of the day.


The road ahead: 3 ways Apple could push Maps forward with iOS 9 in 2015

01/18/2015, 06:01 am

Just under three years after Apple evicted Google Maps from iOS, Cupertino's own mapping and navigation offering still has some critical weaknesses. AppleInsider looks ahead at what the next 12 months could have in store for Apple Maps.


Apple Maps gets 9 new Flyover locations, Siri adds international movie times

12/05/2014, 05:12 pm

Apple on Friday pushed out an update to two first party services, bringing Flyover to nine new locales including Avignon, France, while expanding international movie showtime support for Siri.


Apple mass transit system for Maps detailed in new patent

12/04/2014, 07:12 am

A pair of patent filings uncovered on Thursday reveal what could be Apple's answer to mass transit mapping, a highly requested feature since Google Maps was replaced in iOS by the first-party Apple Maps in 2012.


Apple continues to enhance Maps app with new business listings providers

11/19/2014, 09:11 pm

After Apple's Maps app launched to negative reviews in 2012, the company has actively taken steps to enhance the fledgling navigation service, the latest effort being the addition of listings data from at least ten new companies.


Google Maps overhaul coming to iOS with new 'material design' look, OpenTable reservations

11/05/2014, 01:11 pm

Google announced on Wednesday that its popular Maps platform, including the free downloadable iOS application, will receive a major update in the near future, including a new look and new features, such as the ability to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable without leaving the app.


Apple's Maps Connect portal lets local businesses create, add details to listings

10/21/2014, 08:10 pm

In a continued effort to make Apple Maps more accurate, Apple on Tuesday launched a new Web portal called "Maps Connect" to let local businesses add information directly into the mapping services.


Nokia to take on Apple, Google maps with new cross-platform navigation app

09/03/2014, 09:09 am

Following the sale of its handset division to Microsoft, Finnish telecommunications company Nokia on Wednesday announced that it would expand its consumer offerings with the release of a free navigation app -- based on its Here mapping service -- for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms.


Apple shoots down Chinese state media accusations targeting iOS privacy, location tracking

07/12/2014, 06:07 pm

Apple's website in China has published a detailed response to accusations by the country's state owned media, refuting claims that iOS tracks users' locations in a firm but politely worded statement.