The Spanish firm is also relocating its headquarters to New York, nearer to most of its client base — though it insists it will still be a European company.
After starting life on the small screen of a smartphone and then moving to a Windows RT tablet, Nokia’s Here mapping software is coming to the big screen: It will be freely available for all Windows 8.1 devices.
The data-wranglers’ seed funding should help the U.K.’s SplashMaps, which makes fabric maps for outdoor enthusiasts using OpenStreetMap and other open data, go international.
The USPTO has published a new patent application from Apple that shows some advances to its Maps app.
In the next generation of maps, Google’s map designers say the service will know enough about you that it can show you a map that has been customized for your location and specific needs
The new M7 motion coprocessor in the iPhone 5s might be able to help you find your car, where you are in a building, or where to catch the next bus.
While it has mapping data and navigation, the primary purpose of the app is to create personal maps that can be shared and collaborated on with friends.
The company has hundreds of thousands of members — governments, major companies, the biggest NGOs — that collaborate in real time to make some of the most data-intensive maps anywhere. That collaboration is already having an impact on the types of maps that get made.
Ruckus Wireless is the latest Wi-Fi equipment vendor seeking to use its own wireless technology as a GPS network in miniature. It has bought Singapore’s YFind for an undisclosed sum.
Nokia’s Here wants to predict traffic patterns in the future by visualizing its past.
OpenStreetMap shows off the last eight years of crowdsourcing map development in a series of striking images.
Reports that Google has entered a bidding war with Facebook over the social-mapping service Waze may be just a gambit by the company to force a better deal, but there are compelling reasons why Google should make a bid.
Researchers have developed a new app and hardware module that will help you find the direction of gunfire.
Telenav’s latest iPhone update has some nifty new collaboration features, including the ability to notify friends and family or your ETA and for multiple users to converge on the same location.
According to one report, Apple is considering a partnership with Foursquare that would involve using the location-based service’s data inside Apple’s maps. That would be a smart move for Apple at a time when its maps have come under heavy fire for a lack of features.
Bad directions and misdentified locations are usually just inconvenient or annoying; they don’t usually lead to life-threatening scenarios. But police patrolling a remote national park in Australia are finding otherwise. The department recommends not using Apple Maps in the area.
Eddy Cue took over responsibility for Maps last month when Apple announced SVP of iOS Software Scott Forstall would be leaving the company. Cue has been known as Apple’s “fixer” and has been charged with getting the Maps program into working shape after a disastrous debut.
Apple’s own Maps app has been heavily criticized, and Google does not yet have a Maps app for iOS ready, so Nokia’s timing in offering an alternative on the iOS platform is good as it tries to build up its user base.
Though the free app isn’t released just yet, Nokia’s mapping app called Here could make Apple’s own Maps look behind the times. Here will be available online and offline. And more importantly for urban dwellers or those without cars, it will have public transit directions.
Crowd-sourced mapping and navigation app Waze is getting a lot more social by allowing people to share their location, request rides and see which friends are navigating to the same place. The service is now up to 29 million users.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Apple’s biggest supplier admits breaking China’s underage hiring law, profile of a maps app that’s taking advantage of Apple’s failure, and teardowns of the Lightning connector and iPod nano.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Apple Maps a little too accurate in some cases, Apple’s response to iPhone 5 purple haze, a new consortium for advancing HTML5, iPhone 5 expansion and more.
Here’s our daily pick of stories about Apple from around the web that you shouldn’t miss. Today’s installment: Retail employees asked to help correct Apple’s mapping data, will a future iPhone have NFC?, Oracle embraces the iPad, why Apple is building a smaller tablet, and more.
Last week Snappli, a data compression app, found that among 5,000 of its iOS users, many quickly began using Apple Maps only to see 1 in 25 such users keep using it. Some questioned the data and today Snappli explains the methodology it used.
Apple’s most important product this year, the new iPhone 5, continues to draw lines of buyers. The device went on sale for the first time in 22 new countries Friday morning, just as Apple’s CEO was apologizing for releasing a disappointing Maps app.
Google is working on a new Maps app for iOS 6, but there are a couple of things that have held up development, according to the New York Times. Google claims it was surprised by Apple’s move away from its maps app.
TomTom, one of the companies supplying mapping information for Apple’s Maps app, defends the quality of its data. There’s been much mockery of the new Maps app since iOS 6 arrived Wednesday, and TomTom suggests that Apple’s integration of its data is the problem.
According to The Guardian, Google has already begun working on a Google Maps app for iOS 6, and it “will appear in time” on Apple’s App Store. But when? Apple new Maps app is attracting a ton of criticism and has seriously disappointed new iOS 6 users.
iOS 6 has some great features but the maps are not one. Thankfully there are good alternatives available right in Apple’s own App Store for detailed directions and points of interest. Also a bonus tip: how to turn an old iPhone 3GS into a standalone GPS.
Many may consider China a copycat country. But some of its biggest tech players are taking western ideas and improving upon them. Baidu shows off its own steps forward in several product categories.
Apple’s new Maps app has its pros and cons. But it’s also becoming apparent that the normally conservative company has opened itself up to some significant potential risks by taking on the responsibility of creating and maintaining a mapping solution. Here’s a roundup of potential problems.
It’s important to note with beta software that it’s unreleased for a reason. While iOS 6 is still in the early beta, it’s not too early to answer the question: How does turn-by-turn navigation in Maps for iOS 6 work? I tested out the new app.
Skobbler until now has been known as the maker of the popular GPS Navigation 2 app, which is built using the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap platform. But the company sees a much bigger opportunity in turning its experience with OSM into a tool for other developers.
City Maps has built an incredibly detailed online map of New York City, down to the block level showing every restaurant, parking lot, hotel and business. Now, it’s introducing an iOS app, an update to its website and an expansion to San Francisco and Austin.
Nokia Maps, arguably one of the company’s best software products, now supports offline maps in Google Android and Apple iOS browsers, thanks to HTML5. The “neighborhood maps” are fairly small in geographical size but can help save money for those on limited mobile broadband plans.
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Google updated its Maps for Android software Wednesday, bringing a new feature for those who take public transportation, as well as some additional functions for everyone. But a Labs feature can help smartphone owners on limited data plans: downloadable maps for offline use are available.
Former Google CEO and current Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said Tuesday that Google recently reached a deal with Apple that will ensure Google search and maps products continue to appear on the iPhone. Apple, then, likely isn’t taking over iOS Maps app duties.
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How can navigation companies fight against the likes of free offerings such as Google Maps? They either have to create extra value in terms of data or the experience. Navigon takes a step towards doing that with a free Android app that finds nearby parking spots.
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According to reports from the Quebec City newspaper La Soleil, Apple has recently acquired Poly9, a Canadian online mapping design house. The employees have apparently relocated to Cupertino where they will work on Apple’s mapping team.
MapQuest not that long ago was the leader in online map services, but then Google came along and stole the crown. Now AOL has redesigned its service and added a range of new features in an attempt to regain some ground against its larger rival.
Smartphone use for maps and navigation in the U.S. has nearly tripled in the past year as GPS radios are becoming standard fare in such devices. For the first time ever, more smartphone owners seeking navigation or maps use software as opposed to a browser.
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