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Topic: Maps

Apple overhauling data services 'front-to-back' for future version of Maps, job listing reveals

05/14/2015, 03:05 pm

Apple is planning major changes to Maps that will involve radically overhauling the data services behind the platform, according to a job listing posted on Thursday discovered by AppleInsider.

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Bidding intensifies for Nokia's Here maps as Uber offers $3B

05/08/2015, 03:05 pm

Whether or not Apple is still in the running to buy Nokia's Here, the digital mapping service will likely sell for more than $3 billion thanks to a bid made by transportation service Uber.

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Apple Maps Connect updated with support for five new European countries

05/04/2015, 09:05 pm

Continuing its internal mapping initiative, Apple on Monday added Maps Connect support to five new regions, allowing users in those countries to add and edit points of interest.

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Amid rumors of an Apple buyout, Nokia's maps business shines in otherwise disappointing quarter

04/30/2015, 03:04 pm

Shares of Nokia fell more than 12 percent on Thursday after the company's networking division reported disappointing results. But a bright spot was its "Here" mapping division, which is rumored to be a potential acquisition target for Apple.

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Apple being wooed by Nokia for $3.2B HERE mapping acquisition, report says

04/23/2015, 12:04 am

A report on Wednesday claims Apple is among a number of high-profile tech companies being courted by Nokia in the Finnish firm's attempt to sell off its HERE mapping service and related assets.

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Apple job listing confirms plans to bring public transit info to its Maps service

04/21/2015, 02:04 pm

Apple is indeed working on bringing public transit directions back into its Maps apps for iOS and OS X, following a nearly three-year absence since the iPhone maker abandoned data from Google Maps, an official job listing confirmed on Tuesday.

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Maps in iOS 8.3 lets business owners claim POIs, removes select TripAdvisor reviews

04/08/2015, 09:04 pm

Apple Maps was updated as part of Apple's iOS 8.3 release on Wednesday, adding a tweaked "Report a Problem" tool that lets business owners claim marked points of interest in-app, while at the same time removing select TripAdvisor data that started showing up up last week.

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Apple Maps showing TripAdvisor, Booking.com 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 Booking.com are showing up in local search results alongside data sourced from Yelp.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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