Apple: Maps

    • Apple reportedly hiring dozens of new mapping experts and engineers

      According to a CNBC report, Apple is on a hiring spree. The company is seeking to add scores of mapping experts and engineers. According to the report: More than 70 job listings went live in the past month on the company’s site relating to its maps team, or requiring skills around things like: “geospatial information services,” “navigational aids” and “fleet management.

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  • Apple now has public place pages — but what exactly are they for?

    … likelihood these URLs, which Andrew Shotland identified as “Apple Maps ID + Lat/Long + Name,” are intended for sharing, especially with users of non-Apple devices and platforms. They may also be for indexing on Google and Bing. Presumably these pages can and ultimately will be indexed. Currently they don’t show up in search results. Shotland said today…

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  • New ‘Uber tab’ added to Google Maps

    … Google is adding a dedicated ride-sharing tab to Google Maps. Starting on Android and coming soon to iOS, users will start seeing a new icon indicating time to destination for taxis and ride-sharing services, such as Uber: When you search for directions using Google Maps on your mobile device, we’ll show you a dedicated tab with information…

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  • Is Apple About To Launch A Competitor To Google Street View?

    … Google Street View is a dramatic and sometimes useful feature of Google Maps, which helped set it apart from competitors such as Nokia Maps and Bing Maps a few years ago. Now there’s evidence that Apple may be seeking to create its own version of Street View. On Apple’s site the following posting appears: It then goes on to list cities around…

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  • Apple Brings Public Transit, New Search Capabilities To Maps

    … As anticipated Apple introduced public transit routing as part of iOS 9 Apple Maps upgrades. It also introduced new local search capabilities, which are part of a broader search initiative that we discuss separately. The company did not announce anything new regarding indoor mapping however. Apple’s senior vice president of Software…

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